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Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion Yesterday, 11:20 AM
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Posted By DGthe3
Rental sales are bad in 3 ways. Rental...

Rental sales are bad in 3 ways.


Rental companies tend to buy cars that are cheap with and with few, if any, extra options. This means they are low margin to begin with.

Next, fleet sales...
Forum: Site Related Announcements / Suggestions / Feedback / Questions 07-19-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,185
Posted By DGthe3
You're not using the right type of youtube link

You're not using the right type of youtube link
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 07-19-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 622
Posted By DGthe3
With a very large chunk of those sales going to...

With a very large chunk of those sales going to rental fleets
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 07-19-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 622
Posted By DGthe3
Not street legal

Not street legal
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 07-18-2018, 07:28 PM
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Views: 640,243
Posted By DGthe3
8 years can make a big difference

8 years can make a big difference
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 07-18-2018, 04:27 PM
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Views: 640,243
Posted By DGthe3
Still not sure why we got an HHR replacement up...

Still not sure why we got an HHR replacement up here while you folks didn't.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 07-17-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,326
Posted By DGthe3
You seem to be misinformed about what it means to...

You seem to be misinformed about what it means to be an expert, and who sells the credits in a cap and trade style system. For one thing, its incredibly difficult to be an expert in more than one...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 07-17-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,326
Posted By DGthe3
Only according to people who didn't understand...

Only according to people who didn't understand what 'recoverable reserves' are (they are mostly dependant on the price of oil, not the availability of it). Or who believed that no new technology or...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 07-17-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,326
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 07-17-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,502
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 07-16-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,326
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 07-16-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,478
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 07-16-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,326
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 07-16-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,326
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: 375
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: 18,099
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: 373
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: 19,213
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
Replies: 6,414
Views: 321,004
Posted By DGthe3
Waking Lions - Pop Evil

Waking Lions - Pop Evil
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 07-06-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5,503
Views: 640,243
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: 5,503
Views: 640,243
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: 5,503
Views: 640,243
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: 985
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: 19,213
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
Views: 372
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: 19,213
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: 933
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: 416
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: 5,503
Views: 640,243
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: 5,503
Views: 640,243
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...
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