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  1. Drew Dowdell

    Ford News: Ford Mustang to get Second Turbo-4 Engine Option in 2020

    I would think it's a while yet.
  2. Drew Dowdell

    Buick News: Buick Cascada Dead After 2019

    Mercedes sells the A-Class, B-Class, and SMART. They certainly do play in "Chevy" markets even if they're priced outrageously for the content. And don't try to tell me the A-Class is "worth it" either.
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    Buick News: Buick Cascada Dead After 2019

    And how many did GM sell? Mercedes as a whole is not analogous to just a single GM brand.
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    beach bod
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    Buick News: Buick Cascada Dead After 2019

    Cadillac should get into the Taxi market? If not, why not?
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    Buick News: Buick Cascada Dead After 2019

    All things being equal, you are correct... but things aren't equal. Like it or not, Buick has baggage with the general population that takes a lot of "We're not just for old people" type advertising to overcome. GMC doesn't have any of that... it's a lot easier to convince someone to buy a Denali than it is to convince someone to buy a Buick. Rappers rap about Denali. There is supposed to be a GMC version of the Encore coming next time the platform gets redesign (soon). The Enclave is on the same platform, though different wheelbase, as the Acadia. Envision is on the same platform as the Terrain. Simply put, without the cars, there isn't much reason for Buick to continue to exist.
  7. Drew Dowdell

    Ford's BMW - 1985-1989 Merkur XR4Ti

    I have a hard time seeing these as luxury cars. They look like slightly sporty Ford Escorts or Tempos to me.
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    Buick News: Buick Cascada Dead After 2019

    All of the costs associated with advertising and maintaining a brand. Separate badging, different designs. Doing what I propose gets cheaper when they don't have to paint the airwaves with "That's not a Buick!" commercials just to convince people that Buicks aren't for old people. GMC doesn't have that kind of baggage. I would be shocked if Barra isn't considering closing Buick already.
  9. Drew Dowdell

    Land Rover News: Land Rover Debuts New Inline-6 Engine

    A 3-liter I6 is probably too long to be used in transverse applications, thus the reliance on the 3.6. However, the 2.7 liter 4-cylinder would probably fit in that same space as the V6.
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    Buick News: Buick Cascada Dead After 2019

    Verano is gone already. I can totally see Buick becoming a China only brand. GMC can pick up the Encore sales with an equivalent Granite. Slap an Envoy badge on the back of an Enclave and that is solved too. Envision just goes away.
  11. Drew Dowdell

    DRIVEN: 2019 Chevrolet Blazer LT AWD 3.6

    It'll be a lease vehicle I'm betting. I still don't understand its placement against the Acadia. I know it is a bit smaller than Acadia, but it doesn't seem to drive any different.
  12. Drew Dowdell

    Review: 2018 Kia Stinger GT1 AWD

    I came away pretty unimpressed with the Stinger when I drove it. There are a bunch of new and used alternatives that would suit me better even if they didn't have the straight line performance of the V6 Turbo Stinger.
  13. Drew Dowdell

    VW News: No Volkswagen Plug-In Hybrids Are Coming to the U.S.

    What I don't get is this statement: They're already designing and building these for Europe. The money is already spent. If they're going to be built anyway, why not sell them to as wide an audience as possible?
  14. Drew Dowdell

    DRIVEN: 2019 Chevrolet Blazer LT AWD 3.6

    Yes. With that base 4-cylinder and no AWD in that model, it should be $4k cheaper if only to close the gap down to Equinox.
  15. Drew Dowdell

    Ford News: Ford Mustang to get Second Turbo-4 Engine Option in 2020

    haha

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