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  1. While that looks like this is what is happening, we could definitely use some $15-25K EVs so that we can replace ICE vehicles where it really matters: the used car market. That may take several years, but ending our dependence on oil makes sound economic and geopolitical sense, regardless of any politics involved.
  2. I have seen NO discounts on anything made by Tesla. GM having big discounts on vehicles that don't sell have been SOP for decades.
  3. Now the plan should be how to rid themselves of the UAW in 2024.
  4. I hope that Android Auto is free, just like Apple CarPlay was NOT until recently. Just about everybody else has either one or both at no extra cost.
  5. How soon will we see the Escalade on the road? Sometimes pics don't do justice to the vehicle.
  6. The 3cyl available in the new TrailBlazer and Encore GX will probably not be good enough because those 3cyl engines really lack the torque you need to drive in most of the USA.
  7. The column shift lever belongs in a 1980s museum. It's about time it was left behind in favor of push button shifting. Besides, was push button shifting not available back in the 1950s?
  8. Tesla has actual product out there. It is just that there is more hype than Elon Musk and his firm can actually deliver. If there was a good Tesla at $15K, then GM and Ford and FCA and Hyundai/KIA would really be scared. Tesla would go a long way of truly establishing dominance in the USDM.
  9. Six years? That is a short period of time between an engine coming out and being replaced. Usually it would take 15-20 years for an engine (or engine family) to be completely replaced.
  10. They already have a V8 powered SUV. Now if you want to make the case that the BlackWing V8 belongs in an Escalade, be my guest.
  11. That may be true on the CT6, but GM could solve that problem with a new RWD Impala/Caprice STAT, along with an upgraded Camaro.
  12. Can somebody explain why anyone should buy a new Nissan or Infiniti as opposed to the competition? I missed that meeting apparently. Will either exist in five years is the question.
  13. Now This is sad news. I would LOVE to buy a CT6 (perhaps with the Blackwing V8) but it seems nobody wants to buy arguably the best Cadillac sedan in decades. I wonder why. As for Mary Barra and the bean counters, I wonder who will replace this small minded leadership and actually Make GM Truly Great Again, as opposed to being small and timid. Am I the only one who noticed that few people are PROUD to own a GM vehicle these days? And then these PROUD owners would happily recommend to anyone they knew to buy a GM vehicle instead of the competition?
  14. $120K? That's what Elon Musk would charge an equivalent Tesla. I figure about $80K for a Silverado EV Crew Cab.
  15. Almost everyone came with Apple CarPlay and/or Android Audio standard. I am glad BMW was forced into making the sensible decision and ditch the annual fee. BMW could build their own OnStar and charge fees for that instead.

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