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Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion Today, 01:35 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,202
Posted By DGthe3
You mean Camaro-Dreamers link? I merely quoted...

You mean Camaro-Dreamers link? I merely quoted him.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion Today, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,279
Posted By DGthe3
I had completely forgot I had posted this 5 years...

I had completely forgot I had posted this 5 years ago:


Well, I pretty much nailed it on the trucks. Within about a year, every half ton from the domestics is going to have a diesel -plus the...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion Yesterday, 09:58 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,202
Posted By DGthe3
It was never about the environment. CAFE was...

It was never about the environment. CAFE was created in response to the oil crisis of the 70s. The intent was to improve the net fuel economy of the entire American vehicle fleet. What one individual...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion Yesterday, 06:16 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,265
Posted By DGthe3
Common trait of narcissists. While they crave...

Common trait of narcissists. While they crave attention, it must always be praise. Since they consider themselves perfect, any criticism of them must come from someone who is flawed in some way...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion Yesterday, 05:57 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,202
Posted By DGthe3
I should have specified (and I think I had...

I should have specified (and I think I had something about it in one version of that post). The wonky math is the claimed reason for including the huge E85 credit. The actual reason is probably just...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion Yesterday, 02:42 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,202
Posted By DGthe3
Another example of the push for bigger...

Another example of the push for bigger footprints, when I heard that the new Silverado was getting bigger I instantly thought 'CAFE gimmicking'.

And I thought that the credits for E85 were...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 07-14-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By DGthe3
I thought it was alright. They had some pretty...

I thought it was alright. They had some pretty good celebrities sharing their stories, but like everyone else said the narrative about the 50th anniversary car was lame. It was cool hearing Thom...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 07-12-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 16,639
Posted By DGthe3
Its the Chevy version of the new Acadia/XT5....

Its the Chevy version of the new Acadia/XT5. It'll slot between the Equinox and Traverse in both size and price, which I think will make it an Edge competitor (not Explorer). But I don't know Ford...
Forum: Camaro Fest VIII Discussions 07-11-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By DGthe3
Another tip: when trying to stay hydrated, avoid...

Another tip: when trying to stay hydrated, avoid caffeine & alcohol. Drink just about anything else and it will be better for keeping fluids in you.

And some of the signs of dehydration that I've...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 07-11-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 18,917
Posted By DGthe3
Thats probably a bit extreme. Safe for sure, and...

Thats probably a bit extreme. Safe for sure, and its always better to be safe than sorry. But the rule of thumb that I've always heard was 85% and go lower from there: depending on aerodynamics,...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 07-06-2018, 10:29 PM
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Views: 320,342
Posted By DGthe3
Waking Lions - Pop Evil

Waking Lions - Pop Evil
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 07-06-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5,486
Views: 638,474
Posted By DGthe3
I think luxury brands suffer higher depreciation...

I think luxury brands suffer higher depreciation rates than more mainstream models because there is more desire/pressure to 'show off' with them. And you can't really do that with a car thats a few...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 07-06-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5,486
Views: 638,474
Posted By DGthe3
Also up there: 8th Infiniti Q50 (46.9%) ...

Also up there:

8th Infiniti Q50 (46.9%)
7th BMW 3 Series (46.9%)
5th BMW 5 Series (48.0%)
4th Mercedes C Class (48.3%)
3rd Mercedes E Class (48.4%)

The ATS was 50.4% with the CTS at 51.4.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 07-06-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5,486
Views: 638,474
Posted By DGthe3
It looks like it could very easily become the 7th...

It looks like it could very easily become the 7th gen Camaro. Also, has anyone noticed that it appears to be a hatchback, given the cutline at the top of the roof?


To be fair, there is an...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 07-03-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 850
Posted By DGthe3
In GM press release speak, is 'rental fleet'...

In GM press release speak, is 'rental fleet' included within 'commercial fleet'? Or is it a 3rd category, along side government fleet?
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-29-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 18,917
Posted By DGthe3
Oh yeah, its awful for the buying public. But...

Oh yeah, its awful for the buying public. But that rarely stops an MBA from obeying what the spreadsheet decrees to be most profitable.
Forum: Site Related Announcements / Suggestions / Feedback / Questions 06-29-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Poll: Test
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Posted By DGthe3
Correct. Usually, if I'm making a poll I'll add a...

Correct. Usually, if I'm making a poll I'll add a little note at the end of the original post. Something like 'please wait for poll' or 'poll will be up shortly', along those lines.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-29-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 18,917
Posted By DGthe3
I think GM is banking on people buying the top...

I think GM is banking on people buying the top trims to get the engine, and that any sales lost are negated by the profits from people 'up buying'. I'm not convinced this is the best strategy, but it...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-27-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By DGthe3
Old SRX & 1st gen CTS, right? That turned well...

Old SRX & 1st gen CTS, right? That turned well enough.
Forum: Site Related Announcements / Suggestions / Feedback / Questions 06-26-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By DGthe3
Yes, every old post will be shown under your new...

Yes, every old post will be shown under your new name. However, any time you were quoted by somebody it will still show your old name in the 'Originally Posted by ___' line in that persons post.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-25-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5,486
Views: 638,474
Posted By DGthe3
No refresh. GM announced a slew of refreshes in...

No refresh. GM announced a slew of refreshes in the spring with no mention of the Impala. Right around the same time, it came out that the Impala (along with the Sonic) is getting cancelled at the...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-25-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5,486
Views: 638,474
Posted By DGthe3
XTS is on its way out as well. Don't know one way...

XTS is on its way out as well. Don't know one way or the other on LaCrosse, but if there aren't going to be any other large FWD sedans at GM I can't see them making a replacement for it.

I...
Forum: Site Related Announcements / Suggestions / Feedback / Questions 06-24-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By DGthe3
Us moderators cannot change usernames, only...

Us moderators cannot change usernames, only administrators.



FMorr, please send a private message to Tran with what you want it changed to. Or just post it here.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-23-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,700
Posted By DGthe3
My ranking (in descending order) is 6, 5, 1, 3,...

My ranking (in descending order) is 6, 5, 1, 3, 4, 2
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-23-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 16,639
Posted By DGthe3
Its between the Equinox and the Traverse. Thats...

Its between the Equinox and the Traverse. Thats why they made the Equinox smaller and the Traverse bigger with the latest generation of each.


And the big boats that I mentioned, near as I can...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-23-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,700
Posted By DGthe3
Not sure how many miles you can put on a car...

Not sure how many miles you can put on a car before its no longer new ... but I think its less than 1800.



And nobody in their right mind would consider paying the same for a 'new' 1982 Z28 as...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-23-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 16,639
Posted By DGthe3
Also depends on how big your boat is or how rough...

Also depends on how big your boat is or how rough the road is to the cabin. If you've just got a little 16 footer or something, you shouldn't have a problem towing it with the V6. And if that...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-22-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 80,547
Posted By DGthe3
I think I heard that the 1st Raptor was intended...

I think I heard that the 1st Raptor was intended to bend its frame when jumping: so as to not damage the suspension. Not sure how true that is, or how wise, but its something.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-22-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 16,639
Posted By DGthe3
A 2 door SUV makes no sense. The only appeal that...

A 2 door SUV makes no sense. The only appeal that a 2 door anything has over 4 would be appearance. In cars, coupes have a sleeker roofline than their sedan counterpart. Try that on a crossover or...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-22-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 16,639
Posted By DGthe3
I need to clarify. You can fairly reliably...

I need to clarify.
You can fairly reliably price out a Chevrolet by looking at the GMC version, and knocking a few grand off. Thats what I meant by 'Priced as a Chevrolet Acadia': Take an GMC Acaida...
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