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  1. Quick Drive: 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

    Tesla sells because they are rich guy toys and tech toys. Until we find out if they can actually make cars in volume with average quality and deliver on time and at price, tesla is teetering on failure. My feeling is GM is laying in the weeds on EV's. They realize they could assault the market with EV's and no matter what they do they will get battered in the press because of Tesla. Real truth is if GM set their mind to it they could own the EV world with a few product releases. It is probably true as well that making and supplying batteries that the supply chain needs to ramp up to keep quality at a high level. There is still a place for diesels in the market for the next 15 years etc. at a minimum.
  2. Quick Drive: 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

    How about selling to people who don't want to lower their standards and buy a vW ?
  3. Quick Drive: 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

    Great write up. The first 'ever' Cruze diesel was a good car but had lots of teething issues mechanically here in the US. But it ushered in the awareness for this version. I'd be very interested in a Cruze diesel and I wish the regal or Malibu had a diesel option. The gas models are being heavily discounted right now so it makes the diesel price tough to consider but at the same time I think the msrp's are ok. I'd recommend to anyone and this may finally give GM diesel car cred in the us. Lots of people drive long distances to work and there is a market for high mpg high mile cars.
  4. 2018 Tiguan Drive

    GM is as bad as any for what you just described. Cx-5 drive decently when I tested one long time ago but the Mazda power trains are always lame to me. They redid some of the cx-5 now and the interior is nicer but still no amazing engines. I think Tiguan is disappointing because we always set ourselves up to think vw's may drive better. I think they had a huge chance here but probably went 'the safe route'
  5. Ford News: Rumorpile: Ford Could Cut C-Max, Fiesta, & Taurus

    All three are popular around these parts but less so in the last couple years. Fiesta makes sense to ditch because What ford should really do is phase current focus base and low end models into price leader and fleet type cars that would represent more value on the low end market than the fiesta. Think 'Focus Limited'. Then bring out a new better focus and charge more. Taurus has had its run. They have done so well with the fusion and never made the Taurus a good car dynamically anyways. Maybe the next fusion and focus can both increase in passenger room a bit. Edge can always increase production. Next explorer better bang it up. Lincoln sedans can gain some sales too. Not sure who would miss the c max. Dedicated hybrids are old news. Fords hybrids are not good. Transit connect is a far better people and package mover.
  6. 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

    Like cheers and gears? i can agree in principle with what you speak of here. I think in the case of this rig the Pacifica though, it seems what I have read on that forum site about both the gas model and hybrid model (and the hybrid issue being repeated on other more generic sites ) having some very concerning issues, well, concerns me. I find a lot of the stories in the case of the Pacifica to be believable because they seem the same and I doubt that many people collude to defame a mfr like that.
  7. 2018 Tiguan Drive

    Ugh! You beat me to the first one! I was hunting these down the last few weeks! disappointing that the power train sucks! I thought the last Tiguan was a bad drive. Was hoping with the big new size the power train would be good!! Guess not. Size and bonus third row with 2.0t at a low price were the draw here. For example I considered this vs a new equinox for someone like my mom. But maybe in this case the base ford edges are getting cheaper and cheaper and sans third row might be a better buy if the mpg sucks on the small Tiguan. Vw just never gets 100% of it right at one time. I really disliked the last Tiguan so I guess even if it's greatly improved, that is a good thing. Side note. Car and driver had an equinox 2.0 test and they actually complimented the power train. Maybe that's the rav replacement ? Or what about a 2.0 atlas?
  8. Jeep News: Why is Jeep Not Doing So Hot In Sales?

    Jeep really does miss out on the three row business. This is essentially the lucrative family sedan market of the olden days. Old compass was a fleet whore so less to fleets makes sense. Maybe Chrysler quality is catching up with them and word is getting around.
  9. 2014 Cadillac CTS 2.0t AWD Luxury ( Used Car Review)

    V sports problem market wise is it's RWD only. V sport should have been made available with AWD
  10. 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

    http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/06/fiat-chrysler-shuts-pacifica-hybrid-production-amid-safety-recall-report/
  11. 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is at dealers

    It's a little wider than the Acadia also I think
  12. 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is at dealers

    I didn't get inside of it. But the interior look and design and plastics are in line with equinox Malibu and Cruze. I.e. Not flashy but not old days cheap glossy GM plastic. Overall the vehicle looks like a stretched and pulled Acadia. Which it is. I think it's a better size than the Acadia. The back seat 'looks' tighter than the previous traverse but the cargo area behind the third row looks longer. Looks like maybe there is less volume / height in the cargo area.
  13. Buick News: 2018 Buick Regal GS Shows Up With 310 Horsepower

    is it the same as the Camaro's too? I know the numbers are not the same, but its got to he highly similar.
  14. 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is at dealers

    Just sayin, didn't think it would be out so soon
  15. Buick News: 2018 Buick Regal GS Shows Up With 310 Horsepower

    it should be noted that the v6 in the GS, even if it is non turbo, is the newly updated v6 that the Cadillacs first got a year ago. So the comment was made its ten years old, but actually it is the newest design and manufacture of the 3.6.