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  1. Obviously the money went to the CT5 C-pillar, not the CUV's.
    3 points
  2. Do try not to spread politics to non-political threads. Keep it to the tariffs threads.
    3 points
  3. aaaaaand there's 0 people here. +1 Yep. The idea that a politician can be owned is straight fckd to begin with.
    3 points
  4. Here we go. This is about the most truthful thing I've read here. EVER.
    3 points
  5. 3 points
  6. I wouldnt think he would want a silly little prize like that. Its beneath him...a NOBEL Peace Prize... He would prefer they change the name of it to the "Trump" prize...
    3 points
  7. GM doesn't do RWD unibody crossovers. FWD/transverse is their sweet spot, because they can share them across four brands and many models...keep them generic and cheap to build.
    2 points
  8. I use those codes all the time.... I AM NOT A BMW FANBOY!!!
    2 points
  9. Not really... The GM-Ford 10-speed uses a total of four planetary gear sets and 6 clutches, although no more than 4 clutches and 3 sequential ratios are ever engaged at any one time (not counting the axle ratio). It is impractical to try to use every single element as input and output to one another.
    2 points
  10. Cadillac MUST, in any forward-looking planning, MUST keep its recent volume in the forefront. There already isn’t enough volume to support both the CT5 & CT4. Add to that there’s not enough volume to support a full catalog that matches all tiers that brands selling double the volume struggle at, and the path is clear. Keep the mission tight & clear and stick to it. Volume low? Keep the upper tiers, cultivate your image, dump the low margin low priced stuff.
    2 points
  11. I edited my response above. But the edited response would not answer your response. 1950s-1970s Chevys Not just Chevys, but American cars in general were (still are?) not meant for twisting, mountainous roads. Those cars were meant for the great American road and highway. For CRUISING. And for stop light to stop light acceleration. European roads are tight. Narrow. Twisty on mountainous terrain. But...are torqueless and horsepowerless because of gasoline being sooooo expensive. Even today. But we wont mention today. The cut-off is the 1980s. Regular Bimmers even in the
    2 points
  12. Because Audi, BMW, Lexus and Infiniti are also. Compact premium crossovers are a growth segment, and it's available in 7 seat form.
    2 points
  13. Great Read about RJ CEO of Rivian and his confirmation that you can purchase and add auxiliary battery packs to your truck or suv and that the Rivian auto's will allow vehicle to vehicle electric transfer. https://www.thedrive.com/tech/28323/the-drive-interview-rivian-automotive-founder-and-ceo-rj-scaringe Great info about the company and the truck and suv that goes into mass production next year and the Amazon and Ford investment. Gotta say this interview is awesome, but I love this at the end as he is a Combustion Guy. @ocnblu Worth the Read, but thought you would find this in
    2 points
  14. Yes, when you read the story I at least took it to be the Percent of the Tariff applied to the cost of the product. Yet with that said, I can totally understand that without a clear statement of what that number means it would be confusing for people. I have actually reached out to the writer of the story to ask him for clarification of those numbers. Will post the reply once I hear back. Thank you both
    2 points
  15. This is an outstanding site covering the history of Tariffs and Trade going back to 1827. https://www.visualcapitalist.com/history-u-s-trade-wars/
    2 points
  16. Yet another FWD CUV with a weak engine offering. Is this Mercedes or GM?
    2 points
  17. Either killing children is morally wrong or it isn't. Article in my news feed made me want to throw up this morning...two teenage girls were adopting pets, and then posting selfies of them torturing the pets to death, shooting the pets, mutilating them. We look at these girls as unfit for decent society. But when the Obama administration gives weapons and aid to rebels in Syria that behead a 12 year old boy as an apostate...or the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations kill civilians (including children en masse) with drones....(Obama more than Bush, Trump more than Obama....) or we giv
    2 points
  18. Alt-Right or Alt-Left or Centrist, who cares if they are looking to make things better for the whole rather than the one! Sadly we have leadership that I believe is too focused on the one and as I posted above on todays story about Trumps Protectionist approach to deal making, in the long term, this is going to HURT America! He seems to have a to hell with the Constitution and the freedoms our soldiers have fought for here over his own image and personal agenda that helps the less than 1% like the Koch brothers. These two stories seem to support that feeling of protect the 1% an
    2 points
  19. True but again, I was speaking in general terms. I tend to tune out the extremist posts because it tends to be devoid of actual facts and isn’t based on reality (more like it supports a certain idealism mindset). I have family members that deal with life that way and I do not deal with life that way so we just don’t see eye to eye on political and social matters. If extends to the internet community as well. Too much “radicalized” thinking with no room for moderate compromise mindset for my taste.
    2 points
  20. And that should not be a problem. I have learned from a lot of people, and changed my minds on all sorts of issues. Someone that is only right ten percent of the time is still right ten percent of the time. Adult enough to think for myself....and also adult enough to evaluate ideas based on merit, not on rhetoric behind them.
    2 points
  21. I’m all for it but some folks will just continue their pattern of confirmation bias and general mudslinging while offering no real substance to the subject(s) at hand. Then you have the extremists that really ruin everything.
    2 points
  22. We need to discuss actual ideas and actual policies. If we re open politics. we could limit it to actual discussion of how political actions affect the auto industry. For instance, how many vendors in Mexico would have been affected had the tariffs actually gone into effect? Alt right is such a vague term...both of you need to be more specific on actual policy and desirability of actual policy outcomes IMHO.
    2 points
  23. This is an interesting read that says protectionism is intensifying and the evidence is there that it will hurt America! https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/10/us/politics/trump-mexico-tariffs-china.html Auto frames from Mexico entering America for final assembly.
    2 points
  24. The Cherokee gets that engine for 2019, but with the ZF 9spd auto.
    2 points
  25. 2 points
  26. I support the...mini skirt, on my car. Here are a couple of fine examples of how I like my mini skirt, on my car. Old skool and modern There is another variant to this...the short shorts does an equal great job
    2 points
  27. Yes and no. (1) The engine isn't the problem. You need a new oil pan and exhaust down pipe of course but that's not a big deal. The 2.7T four banger is 10~12mm taller but that's shorter than the empty space under the 2.0T's dress cover. (2) GM's new 9-speed transmissions, however, DO NOT have the torque rating to handle 348 lb-ft much less any higher output version of the 2.7T. This is part of the reason Ford did not adopt the GM-Ford 9T65 transmission, but instead made an 8-speed version of the decade old GM-Ford 6T75 (used in the XTS VSport, etc.) which they called the 8F57 to hand
    2 points
  28. Honda Clarity- the Aztek of the 20-teens. Abysmal design.
    2 points
  29. Of course he’s the one that came to your mind. There were others but only Obama was worth mentioning right? And you have the hypocrisy to mock folks who go after Trump?
    2 points
  30. Must be why Trump was trying to nominate himself for it in regard to his “great” work with N. Korea. Would it be great then? Talk about clutching some pearls. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-trump/trump-makes-his-case-for-nobel-peace-prize-complains-hell-never-get-it-idUSKCN1Q42FJ
    2 points
  31. Right after he gets his face added to Mt. Trumpmore.
    2 points
  32. love...LOVE that Indigo Blue Challenger I was gonna post a Go Mango Challenger Hellcat with Black Racing Stripes but the Challenger has been done. So...I go on a different route. Now...My favorite MODERN car WOULD be the Challenger Hellcat/Red Eye...but...Ill find another one. Ok...from "a/the" previous poster. I like the CT6 and Id do a Black or Pearl White Black Wing if it existed...but the CT6 has been done. Ill do the Grand Cherokee. I dont like SUVs but Im OK with this SUV. Since the Challenger has been taken, and...there is a Hellcat version of this
    2 points
  33. Once again, we have the arsonist wanting credit for putting out the fire that he started.
    2 points
  34. And you can let go of the blindness. There were reports months ago regarding Mexico beefing up support at the southern border and were keeping more folks back. Detentions were up months ago as well. Don’t get sour at everyone else just because you were fooled by the man behind the curtain. Remember. The truth isn’t the truth. From your favorite source of news. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.foxnews.com/world/mexico-says-migrant-detentions-up-79-in-april.amp
    2 points
  35. Well I love green and blue vehicles. The Challenger has already been posted in green. Challenger in Indigo Blue: Grand Cherokee in green:
    2 points
  36. After a brief hiatus, Ram is reintroducing the EcoDiesel for the 2020 Ram 1500 and in doing so, snatches away the torque crown held briefly by GM with their inline 6-cylinder diesel. The 3.0 L V6 Diesel in the 2020 Ram produces 480 lb-ft of torque at 1,600 rpm, 20 more than the 460 in the GM Inline-6, while horsepower increases to 260 hp at 3,600 rpm, a bit lower than the GM's 277 hp and the Ford Powerstroke 250 hp. The EcoDiesel is a DOHC V6 and achieves these numbers with a new generation water-cooled variable geometry turbo charger, higher compression ratio, redesigned cylinder head
    1 point
  37. The new Lincoln Aviator is RWD. Why won't Cadillac build a RWD unibody crossover since the death knell of the original SRX? Mercedes and (especially) BMW sell RWD CUVs all the time. Certainly, given the current Cadillac lineup, there is room for a RWD CUV NOT named Escalade (which is a RWD BOF SUV).
    1 point
  38. And Ive been exposed to that...so I dont get the "ultimate driving machine" moniker when Both Camaro and Trans Am even by mid 1970s standards STILL had engines that would overpower ANY BMW. And the driving dynamics of a 2nd or 3rd generation F-Body was not bad in the handling department either. The E30 was chintzy and light. Like a Go Kart. THAT is not something I enjoy in a daily driver. That is just me. An F-Body in the 1970s and 1980s, was really not that bad of a daily driver despite what car magazines were saying about them... And of course...everybody wanting to be
    1 point
  39. At any rate...business does not l8ke uncertainty. This creates unneeded tension and chaos in the economy.
    1 point
  40. well, 100 units is bigger than 50 units, or 30 units. That much is clear.
    1 point
  41. Ugh: acres of cladding, another anemic engine, FWD. WTH is mercedes doing down in this segment?
    1 point
  42. I guess by making the engine compartment look like a normal ICE CUV helps make it less strange like other EVs. And the EQC and Etron are both based on normal CUV platforms, not dedicated EV platforms.
    1 point
  43. Because is very hard to do a wide ratio with a small number of speeds. Or, rather, it'll take a very large diameter planetary gear set. Most automatics get to >7 to 1 by using three planetaries in series. With 1 planetary set you can only get 3~4 speeds. By the time you put in all the additional planetary gear sets you may as well get more speeds from them. More gear sets in the same length however means smaller gear widths. Smaller gear widths means lower torque capacity.
    1 point
  44. I know about them and being jewish has nothing to do with being objective or truthful on Israel or jews in general. These images are everything you need to know how Hamas conducts its conflict and than Israel get blamed for the death of innocents by the West. I personally might not be impartial on the subject but I see how so many things gets twisted by the world media that just playes into the extremists hands. Not just with Hamas or Hezbollah. In any case, I don't want to derail the thread, I just can't stay silent on the subject.
    1 point
  45. Looks like it was designed to be a rental car.
    1 point
  46. Regardless of political party, Washington doesn't run on 'morals' but $$$$. It's all about what companies/organizations own what politicians through lobbyists and donations.
    1 point
  47. Why a Mexican built German GTI would replace my Mexican built German Beetle Type R when it comes time to trade cars. Mexico and Germany are run by adults, the United States, not so much. We need to re open the politics section. the real drama in the world is so much more fun to post about than KIA's latest design nightmare or how some GM motor lacks torque... Bombing a doctors without borders hospital when we had the exact co ordinates of that hospital...was a pretty crappy move on the part of the Obama administration. https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/what-we-do/news-
    1 point
  48. It is usually fun to see non-production concept cars in commercials.'cause the only electric VW builds now is in the same body shape they've been producing since -IIRC- 1977. BUT VW really should 'batten down all it's hatches' before this sort of thing -if it became regular- mars the EV push : https://finance.yahoo.com/news/audi-recalls-first-electric-car-165340036.html
    1 point
  49. I like the CT6 a lot- it has very nice presence. Kia’s not even in the same parking lot. It’s very generic IMO.
    1 point
  50. Found something that explains why the merger is off. Paris is to blame: http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2019/06/french-government-blamed-for-collapse-of-fiat-chrysler-renault-merger-plan/
    1 point
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