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  1. Not bad for a project that looks like it was based off the 2002 Cadillac Cien concept car. It's amazing to look back in that time and see how much GM has changed so much and stayed the same since.
  2. At first glance at the idea, I can understand why people may wince. But remember, the Taurus was built on the Explorer platform and Ford stopped making that car last month. This move would have the Mustang take the place on that part of the production using a common platform and eliminate the stand-alone S550 platform. Also, the mustang and its V8 can enhance sales of the platform as Ford would be able to improve its offering for police package sales. The Explorer would be able to be more competitive with the Chevrolet Tahoe and the Mustang can be marketed as a high pursuit vehicle for the highway patrol like it used to be 25+ years ago.
  3. CAFE standards is one thing. Developing a new generation of cars that are NOT on a legacy platform that dates back to the Dailmer days is another.
  4. FCA needs to make the effort to keep the Viper/Charger/Challenger/etc. product line relevant with new and fresh offerings. The basic platform dates back to Mercedes days and the Demon while clever was just a one trick pony. Please, Serge, find a way to share the Viper with the rest of the Italian models. They can still retain their European beauty while we can keep our American muscle.
  5. 7 speed manual please. Otherwise, at that price point it is better to kiss the cousin and buy a Charger Hellcat.
  6. It would make better sense to have Opel return mainly because of the parts and maintenance that would go along with it. There is already a commonality with most GM cars in order to make the transition into North America be smoother and it would be easier to market, as well. It would be a very hard sell to re-introduce Peugeot and convince me that they have overcome the disaster that was the 1983 505 turbo sedan. I still remember being stranded on Highway 1 as a kid in that thing. No one even knew what it was so how could they fix it?
  7. Now THAT is a V8 engine worth having in a Cadillac. Maybe with the new powertrain, they can give the car a new (old) name like - Seville.
  8. Couldn't have been applied for the Alpha Platform call overall? Not only would a 7-speed manual Z/28 with the new LT5 been sweet, they could have made the CTS-V with the LT4 engine come to the dealerships having a 7-speed manual. I guess there were no business numbers to justify the effort and cost. Argh.
  9. There may be three reasons why this is happening; 1. This is needed to improve the fuel economy for justifying Camaro sales with big V8 engines. 2. This is being done to maximize the economy of manufacturing a 7-speed manual transmission for multiple models. 3. This gives the Alpha platform the architecture it needs to integrate the 7-speed manual into other cars like the Cadillac ATS and Cadillac CTS. Maybe, just maybe, the CTS-V will get the 7-speed manual with the LT-4 engine that is already in the Z06?
  10. I look forward to pics from the updated interior...... as well as the return of the single cab, short bed S-10.
  11. As the old adage goes, this is where the rubber meets the road. The ball is in Telsa's court to prove they can meet the demand based upon their hype. It's about production, Elon. Get these rigs running. Otherwise, your your snake-oil charm will fade fast.
  12. If a few commercial fleets get the green light on this and the budget is provided for maintenance and life cycle, then there could be justification for wide-spread use with many industries. Yes, there could be a demand. But will they be able to make enough of them in time?
  13. Hey Serg! Let Ferrari be Ferrari. Porsche can waste its time with sedans and SUVs. Even Don Draper knew what luxury and passion was supposed to be when it came to Jaguar;
  14. Dealerships need to get the attention of the manufacturers some how. The dealers know what the customers want better than the marketing guys. Make it so.

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