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  1. 9 points
    This whole crossover craze has gone a bit too far....
  2. 8 points
    Dodge is the everyman brand Chrysler is the premium brand like a cross between Buick and Lincoln. Fiat - kill in the US Alfa - Merge with Maserati Maserati - Ultra luxury brand Ram - Trucks Jeep - just be jeep.
  3. 8 points
    The problem was he wanted to dump the wrong brands. He wanted to save the Italian brands and kill off the american ones except Jeep.
  4. 7 points
    Chrysler is in the sale volume tent as Acura & infiniti and it's 25% higher than volvo. No way that's 'miserable' volume unless those other premium brands are also. Are they? I agree with DD; we read certain people claim Lincoln was "a dead brand" but all it took was product to revive it. Chrysler has far greater potential than fiat or alfa romeo has, it just needs the right product.
  5. 7 points
    EVs are coming like it or not. It will take some time until they are really common, but I see more and more electric vehicles on the road in US and Europe and more and more manufacturers starting to work on EVs extensively. As soon as more EV will be available on the market and as soon as prices will come down to a more affordable level the market will explode. The new generation of young people that used to plug in and charge their smartphones, tablets and laptops will embrace it quickly and without hesitation. They feel more familiar with charging their gadgets than dealing with smelly gas, oil and grease. The new generation is more eco conscious as well which makes electrics more attractive to them. EVs require less maintenance as well which a lot of people will love.
  6. 6 points
  7. 6 points
    short hood / long deck is where it's at. Here's to hoping it, somehow, comes back.
  8. 6 points
  9. 6 points
    Where I grew up, that is the choice of transportation for convicted DUI drivers. It gets all the honeys though lol, certainly than any Smart car will.
  10. 6 points
  11. 5 points
    I saw a new 124 (silver/black top) and a '70s 124 (brown/tan top) about 2 weeks ago...first time I'd seen either in ages. Or move it to Dodge. Give it a new fascia and racetrack taillight, an optional Hellcat engine, etc...maybe call it Viper Jr.
  12. 5 points
  13. 5 points
    Was out for a Sunday drive up in Lake County and going to open houses and happened to turn a corner and see this Frank Lloyd Wright beauty... needs a '50s car in the carport. The Karl Staley House in N. Madison, Oh
  14. 5 points
    “Grab’em by the pus...never mind” @ccap41-Had surgery a week ago for a torn rotator cuff and while they were doing the ACL, they discovered that I had a bone spur tearing one of my tendons. I’ve had the rotator issue for over twenty years and just managed but the tendon tears were clearly the last straw. In a sling for six weeks, hence why they won’t let me drive, and then some physical therapy for a months after. Sucks being at home this much but I’ve been getting my walking exercise in on the nice days.
  15. 5 points
    It's amazing in 2019 there are women still with such an obsolete mindset. If she wants the Volvo and big house, she should go work hard and earn it..
  16. 5 points
    Coming soon to the crossover bazaar Buick Entropy Buick Enthalpy Buick Entrail Buick Enterprise (Starship Edition!) Buick Envention (See what i did there?)
  17. 5 points
    I still hate the term crossover coupe.
  18. 5 points
    What else I've miled up since summer 2017... 2016 Chevy Cruze (green, drove it from Philly to Kentucky, then Pittsburgh, and Philly again. Great little car) 2016 Chrysler 200 with 47k miles. Smooth, not bad. Battery died...had to be towed... 2017 Nissan Altima SL (had a few), the 200 replacement. Always great mileage. Comfy seats. Terrible front end push on corners, and lack of grip. But 35 mpg+... 2017 Chevy Sonic Premier. Great visibility, nice little turbo. Rough, rattly, noisy, uncomfortable. Radio kept malfunctioning. Drove it LONG distance...and couldn't wait to give it back. 2017 Chevy Camaro 1LT RS. Red, 3.6L. Fun. Great cloth. Same hard to get in & out. But fun for a time, and good power/mileage mix. 2017 Toyota Camry SE 2.5L. Fine, not memorable. Long distance driving. Never got over 29 mpg in a 4 cylinder. Handled better than the Altimas, but not as comfy. 2017 Dodge Challenger R/T Hemi. LOVED, LOVED. Cloth, no options. Burbling Hemi. I put 5,900 miles on it...drove everywhere, winter included. Long trips, Pittsburgh to Philly, averaged 29.8 mpg...better than the Camry every could. Didn't want to give it back. 2017 Dodge Journey SXT V6. 3.6L, quick 6 speed, nice sized package. Very little front legroom, but great size. Weirdest option combos ever. USB with little charging juice, but no bluetooth. Mix of old meets newer look. 2018 Dodge Charter SXT V6 RWD. Red. Smooth, crisp 3.6L, CarPlay, remote start. More functional than the Challenger. Easy to get good mileage. I love the FCA 3.6L, but it's not the most impressive in these cars, vs. the Hemi. (I think the reverse in SUV's). 2018 Chevy Impala Premier. Super well done car. Not a car fan, but great size, awesome look, decent 3.6L power. Clunky bad GM infotainment, but a nice sedan with power and size for people, that's solid. 2017 GMC Yukon SLT 4x2. Took this as a "can you take the big one?" for a while. Nice truck, but definitely an old and clunky design. Comfortable enough, and nice interior. Bad GM infotainment, and the useless can barely see it, and it doesn't beep or do a single helpful thing, GM blind spot. 2nd Enterprise I had that broke down...cruising from NY to Philly, on the turnpike, CEL triggered at a toll booth. Kept cruising, seemed fine. Next morning stumbled to turn over, shuddered, turned off. 2 more tries, it ran again, and I got it back to Enterprise. Had a bill in the glove box for "transmission shudders", before, and I noticed that too. But so has every full size GM SUV truck I've driven. 2017 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4L AWD. Know these well, after buying 2 for mom. Holy scary slow. GREAT package, size, and seats. SCARY slow. I enjoyed driving it, and the size, a LOT. But merging with the 2.4L onto highways was terrifying. I always recommended the 2.4L back then, but after long term in one, no way. Mom's 3.0L and 3.6L were monsters in comparison. Terrible mileage, too, always revving out hard to keep moving. But nice package, if it had power. 2016 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L. Thought I'd try it. Hated it, unexpectedly. Antithesis of the previous nice gen (2011+). Hard, flat seats, grainy sounds and feel, just reeked economy. Good mileage. Nice touch screen. I took it back. 2017 Kia Soul +. LOVED this little car. So comfortable, so smooth, so refined, seat height that doesn't kill your legs like a sedan, and functional. Tiny, tiny cargo space (have to be creative with suitcases), but was great. Always felt quick enough, but the mileage was never a standout in the high 20's. 2017 Ford Expedition XLT 4x2 Ecoboost. Who knew. Old school interior and tech, but the powertrain and driving dynamics the Yukon wished it had, and this was the old one. First time I merged onto the highway, I was shocked, after my last truck experience. Did about 4,500 miles on this one, and it was great. Mileage included. Advance to the more modern 2018+, and good choice. 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 Luxury II. LOVED IT SO MUCH. Leased mom one for a reason. Perfect size. Perfect drive. Perfect package. Old platform, that feels better baked, refined, powerful, and economical than other "newer things". Did 5,900 miles and wouldn't give it back. Never got tired of it. 2017 pre-Carplay, but great UConnect. The 3.6L that can feel doggy in the LX cars, is perfect here, quick, sharp, and crisp. Ideal modes, Eco for transmission and Sport for steering. Just too perfect, every day. I'd take one...any day. Filled the tank in Rochester, NY. Drove to Punxsutawney, PA & around town. Drove back to NYC...one tank...549 miles of range...unstoppable, in silent, crisp, comfortable trekking. Buy one. Skip the Hemi, no need, and just heavier. 2018 Chevy Camaro 1LT RS V6. Identical copy of what I had before. Rented in Arizona. Drove there, drove to California, and back to Arizona again over December. Fun, and comfy cloth. With 28k miles, the suspension was clunky, and it wasn't the smoothest. Felt worn out, slightly, but also just in the way the GM Alpha platform always feels too rigid and clunky. Still fun, every day, and nice 3.6L sounds. 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Double Cab Classic. Holy titanic. GM truck powertrains...slurpy, shuddery, feel like rubber bands. Crooked tilted to the side (as every review says) steering wheel. Feels heavier than it is. Feels old. Oddly, the radio & Carplay worked well, old junk graphics aside. Had 700 miles on it to start, and after I hard throttled it a bit in Long Island, and longer trips, the transmission started smoothing out. 5.3L/6-speed in an empty truck always felt like you were trying to pull a cruise ship behind you from a stop...when in reality it was empty and just trying to get off the line. Gave it back after a week, and switched smaller... 2018 Chevy Colorado 4x4 LT 3.6L. Who knew, great truck. After the loafing, puggy, clunky, slurpy, boat anchor feeling Silverado, this drove like a car, sounded great, and somehow the 8-speed with the 3.6L makes it more of a Camaro truck. Great drive too, and no rear end leaf spring bounce liked I expected. Radio worked well. Great size. 2018 Dodge Challenger SXT 3.6L. Same package as my 2017 R/T, but with more stuff. The backup camera and 7" UConnect with Carplay were great. Comfy, smooth, solid, and liveable. Enjoyed it a lot. 3.6L, again, in these cars, doesn't feel as sharp or crisp as in something like a Grand Cherokee, but works well enough and the whole car feels relaxed. Only gave it back, when due for service. 2019 Ford Mustang Premium Convertible 2.3T. GREAT. After Camaros, and Challengers, this was a first. First day, I wasn't sure about the 2.3T, sounded like a tractor. More I I drove it, more I loved it. 2.3T/10-speed is perfect. Enjoyed it so much more than the Camaro 3.6L or the Challenger 3.6L. Always the right gear, perfect ratios, and endless power. Yet, oddly enough, also the best mileage no matter what I did. Philly to Woodstock, NY, averaged 31.9 mpg. Never reset it, and over the next 1.5 months of stop & go, back roads, NYC, etc. the my 2500 mile average was 26.9 mpg at turn in. Throw it in Sport or Track mode...and even better on a curvy road. Problem? Nasty seats and not enough legroom. Really bad. Seats and seating position like sitting in an Aerostar hurt my legs, every time. But it was so fun...and flawless in performance. 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 Classic Hemi Crew Cab. A lot to be said, for the classics. Picked this up with 4500 miles on it, and had never driven one for a while. It was worlds, and worlds, in a different league than that clunky slushy titanic 2019 Silverado Classic. Quick, crisp, smooth, on point, great steering, big mirrors, and bizarrely, easier to park than many cars. Huge 8.4" new UConnect, front & back sensors, and Carplay, with cloth, power folding mirrors and remote start. A combo package, of "old that's still good". Loved it. Even living in the city, loved it, and was always perfect. Best Infotainment and Carplay of any vehicle I've had...and day to day, refined, crisp, and great to drive easily. No negatives, other than I did confuse the rotate shifter with the volume once or twice, and the "old bones interior" would get a few random plastic clicking sounds over bumps. But Bentley vs. "what is wrong with this thing?" Silverado. And now....the finale...2019 Cadillac XTS base FWD. I wanted to keep the Ram. Enterprise asked if I'd help them and take 1 of 2 XTS's to get rid of them. 14k miles. No options. Gray on black, with 19" wheels. No blind spot, no cross path, no safety alert anything. Yet, standard, it has Auto Self Parking?!? Weirdest ever. GM way. $52k...and blind spot (GM's doesn't work anyway) is still an option. Power folding mirrors. Very smooth, very quiet. Infotainment turns on, but is awful. Carplay is clunky, and needs "are you sure?" confirmation every time. NO volume knob and the "slide massage here" CUE volume is terrible, as are the piano black push buttons that are slow to respond on the steering wheel. One of the worst, grainiest, back up cameras I've had. Soft seats. Lit details. Great looking inside. Self parking is glitchy, and only worked once. Why does a car like this self park itself, but have no other feature, safety, etc. at all? And why paddle shifters? 3.6L/6-speed is smooth...and thankful, a normal shifter. But... My last 2 years in rentals. Fun R&D long term tests...or "please, just take it back. I'll take anything else!" Ha. My company car awaits...
  19. 5 points
    Holy s-h-i-t people...we are going to do this in every thread????????
  20. 5 points
    I hope this accelerates the embrace of BEVs, especially once solid state batteries show up in new vehicles.
  21. 5 points
  22. 5 points
    https://barnfinds.com/one-million-dollars-1980-ford-fairmont-ev/
  23. 4 points
    I think Apple would have run Tesla better than Elon has.
  24. 4 points
    The talking order clown at Burger World's drive-thru is a better CEO than Musk.
  25. 4 points
    I believe ocnblue and Drew are confirming my first post. You can't buy what you can't find. Then there is my second Post in this thread which (sort of ) explains that marketing has bamboozled so many people. I know I did not specify exactly how marketing has bamboozled so many. But I'm going to assume that in these forms people understand. But then again there seem to be a lot of people who buy trucks based on "real people" advertising. I suppose the sad thing is that there are so many people going to buy a truck and getting duped by a *"'!/" Salesman.
  26. 4 points
    @dfelt I am on board with Cadillac returning to names. As a result of the letters and numbers, I no longer know what's what. As for the name Calais, it was on a Cadillac product at one time before Oldsmobile picked it up as a type of Cutlass ... and as a stand-alone name plate. French names and Cadillac go hand in hand. Cadillac is a French word. It's even one of the stops on the Montreal Metro's green line!
  27. 4 points
    Took the day off and drove down to Ocean City, MD for the 29th Annual Cruisin' Ocean City weekend. Met up with my bro and his family. Was a great day.
  28. 4 points
    CT4 is a mistake. Should have stopped at CT5.
  29. 4 points
    Coupes were a viable alternative when the full-size cars ruled. When the intermediates began to eclipse the full-size cars, it seems the attention to the F/Sers BY THE OEMs waned. Then as each successive model line showed up, increasingly smaller, this is where the disadvantage to a 2-dr became more pronounced, and they waned as a body style. - - - - - This was sitting in a fringe parking lot at a major Lowe's /shopping center, I assume it was a prank :
  30. 4 points
    If it was just about that, I'd turn it over to a management company and let them deal with it. I want the money.
  31. 4 points
    There is no status in driving your average 5+ year old luxury car. and by 10 years old most are worth about the same as a 10 year old Honda.
  32. 4 points
  33. 4 points
    I don't know how Workhorse, which has been losing lots of money, is going to afford to buy the plant much less keep the lights on. Lordstown was greatly underutilized when they were building ~250k Cruzes a year there. How many trucks can Workhorse think they're going to sell with no dealer network.... even at that price.
  34. 4 points
    In a series of tweets today, Trump announced that General Motors will be selling their Lordstown plant to electric truck maker Workhorse. Lordstown was shut down in March of this year and formerly built the Chevrolet Cruze. The details of the plant sale have not yet been announced. Workhorse is a Cincinnati based company who builds EV pickups with a built in range extender, similar in concept to the Chevrolet Volt. Workhorse's sole model is the W-15, capable of driving up to 80 miles on a charge before a gasoline powered range extender kicks in. It uses two motors to provide all-wheel drive. The only configuration available is an extended cab with 6.5 foot bed. They can tow up to 5,000 lbs and have a payload of 2,200 lbs. Pricing starts at $54,500 before tax credits. Workhorse intends to start production for the retail market sometime in 2019. Fleet orders have already started. GM is not denying any of the information in the tweets from Trump. Update: General Motors has confirmed that talks are ongoing.
  35. 4 points
    I'm personally at 20 years without a vehicle payment since I paid off my '94, but that's 'ME' - my wife's last 2 cars have been on time (with a gap in between). I bought my '04 (in '06) for cash.
  36. 4 points
    A new bubble forming. It makes the GDP look good, but it's not a good sign for the economy.
  37. 4 points
    Well that is a factory situation. VW slathers a similar stuff on their cars too.
  38. 4 points
  39. 4 points
    His battery is dead.
  40. 4 points
    They'll just try and stretch a Camaro face over it like they did with the Blazer.
  41. 4 points
    Because they're using that money to try and revive dead Italian brands. Something over a billion dollars spent on the Alfa platform, and what have they got to show for it?!?
  42. 4 points
    Well, finally took the plunge. My prior 2 flip phones lasted a combined 11 years and I had no complaints, but I just bought a new iPhone 8. Man, is this going to be a long learning curve. BTW - Costco, as referenced here on page 1, only sells the iPhone X.
  43. 4 points
    You have almost as many miles as I have on my 5 yr old Jeep...42.5k now. In the 2 years I've had it, it's been very reliable. Happy w/ my FCA CPO.
  44. 4 points
    Chrysler needs product. Jeep and Ram are thriving because they actually have new product. Chrysler will too if given the chance.
  45. 4 points
    Yes, a few people will buy it. And in a few years, more people will buy it.
  46. 4 points
    Should have been this way from the beginning IMO.
  47. 4 points
    Original (and only) 4-door coupe- the floral coach coupe ~
  48. 4 points
    Torn down years ago sadly. Love this pic. If you google Northbank Park in columbus Ohio you will see a project I ran the electrical portion of back in the day.
  49. 3 points
    Young ocnblu, ready to decorate a Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte he just baked ~ - - - - Man, does she look pissed… that his hair looks so much better than hers!
  50. 3 points
    Ran an errand and saw these two beauties. Amazing the twins still look good today. Course I like the GMC best, but would take either one!
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