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« on: February 10, 2020, 10:04:02 AM »

More power gizmo bells and whistles.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/shes-engineer-behind-eye-popping-124708777.html

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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2020, 09:14:26 AM »


 That's a cool idea.

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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2020, 11:00:52 AM »

Power tail gates , power everything. All of those options will fail down the road and cost a fortune to fix , it seems like they are all trying to outdo each other , I like the GMC tailgate , at least its mechanical not power :

Here's Exactly How The 2019 GMC Sierra's Six-Way Tailgate Works

https://jalopnik.com/heres-exactly-how-the-2019-gmc-sierras-six-way-tailgate-1823447722

I stand corrected , there are some electric switches involved with that GMC tailgate but it certainly is functional. I worked construction for years with a pickup truck and we didn't need all of this fancy stuff but I liked when they put an indent into the bumper ends to make a step. But they invented the " step bumper " decades ago. Lets just call it progress if you will.

Ram built those storage units into the rear box qtr. panels. The big thing now are the rear view cameras but $ 50-60 K for a 4x4 pickup truck ? Even a base 2 WD will cost you $ 30K or more.

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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2020, 11:19:59 AM »


 The pick-up market is hot. Big bucks made from each one sold. So the competition is fierce. Innovation counts. Many things are mere gadgets, but once in awhile something really cool comes along.

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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2020, 05:52:16 PM »

In car dealer ads they don't even bother to advertise run of the mill pickups anymore. Now they're all loaded to the gunnels
with every conceivable option available with price tags to match. I've seen SUV's and pickups selling for up to $80,000, plus.
In the Toronto Sun today there was a new 2019 Challenger Hellcat at a reduced sale price of only $96,471. Where will it end ?

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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2020, 05:05:29 PM »


 You just wonder where people get the money to pay for these things.

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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2020, 08:15:25 PM »

I saw a few of them in Florida and the way they were being driven it's only a matter of time before they are wrecked out.
Put 700+ HP in the hands of people who have no idea how to handle that power and they are gonna die.
I was watching a program on Discovery on Demand called Junkyard Empire. Season 4 episode 8.They had a wrecked
Hellcat with that 700 HP engine. They put the engine in a '70 Barracuda and created a monster sleeper.

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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2020, 09:27:18 PM »

Keeping up with the new car trends keeps us amused that's why I post these articles. Like Mike said you have to be innovative and Cadillac was always that way , they didn't have much competition but Ford and Chrysler were pretty innovative too, even AMC with their Jeeps. Crazy times in the automotive industry these days , Tesla has really shaken things up.

A few years ago I read a couple of guys died in their Challenger Hellcat at the drag strip , the EPA can not stop the horse power / torque technology anymore. Yes , excessive speed kills.

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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2020, 04:43:19 AM »


 You just wonder where people get the money to pay for these things.

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It's not money, it's debt.

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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2020, 09:59:21 AM »

A 72 month loan is the norm for most people these days , its the only way they can make the monthly payments " affordable ". My neighbor bought a new RAM 2500 with an added snow plow and he told me his monthly payments are $ 900 a month !!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2020, 08:52:04 AM »


 I get it that it is debt, but look at those monthly payments. I don't have that sort of cash.

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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2020, 11:54:54 AM »

Back in the 60's a 36 month auto loan was the norm or the max , Its gotten insane these days but they can't just build a simple ride anymore without all of those airbags , power everything , navigation screens , backup cameras , etc so there is the insane cost factor with new cars. I can transport just fine without all of that nonsense.

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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2020, 06:17:09 PM »

A Ford dealer in Toronto has a 2020 Escape SE at $93 weekly plus tax and licence for 84 months. That is 7 years of payments. 
By the time it's paid off you're ready for a new car. Ridiculous ! The dealer not only makes profit on the sale he also makes $$
on your payments.

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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2020, 09:04:44 PM »

They make more money on the financing than the profit of building the car except for the expensive pickup trucks or luxury cars. The Japs own the small car market so the big three just gave up on it. They all have to invest big time on the electric vehicles now or get left behind in the future. Crazy or interesting times indeed. We all just have to roll with it and see where it goes.

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« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2020, 08:05:19 AM »

Pam and I started looking for new wheels last week. I want something that I don't have to drop into or climb out of so we are going
to go the SUV route. Most SUV's are way too big for what we need so we will have to take our time to see what's out there.

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