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Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-10-2018, 01:04 PM
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I'm not sure whats going on. If it was just...

I'm not sure whats going on. If it was just because they cranked the boost up, the Ford would be just as bad, or worse -not better.

Its weird because the city mileage is about as good as you'd...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-09-2018, 02:21 PM
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I fail to see how mounting the mirrors on a small...

I fail to see how mounting the mirrors on a small angled stalk is some horrible abomination while mounting an otherwise identical mirror straight out is beauty incarnate. Everyone has their...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-09-2018, 12:42 PM
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Posted By DGthe3
Whats wrong with the mirrors?

Whats wrong with the mirrors?
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-08-2018, 07:01 PM
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Does it improve competition? No. But since the...

Does it improve competition? No. But since the business case for coming up with a unique in house design is terrible for the majority of these rebadged clones, improving competition wasn't going to...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-08-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By DGthe3
This is not a new idea. Fiat sells reskinned...

This is not a new idea. Fiat sells reskinned Miatas. Chevy recently sold reskinned Nissan vans. VW sold reskinned Caravans. Toyota (inexplicably) sold Cavaliers. Other examples with Toyota include...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-08-2018, 10:33 AM
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Posted By DGthe3
I thought that the Supra was going to be a good...

I thought that the Supra was going to be a good bit more expensive than the Camaro & Mustang. Like starting around 40 grand for the base model, then up roughly in line with the Corvette Stingray for...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-05-2018, 01:56 PM
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Posted By DGthe3
Seems like someone on the camo team at GM likes...

Seems like someone on the camo team at GM likes disguising things as Dodges. Looks like a (fake) crosshair grill up there.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-03-2018, 10:38 AM
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Posted By DGthe3
You trust your ability to drive. Do you...

You trust your ability to drive. Do you automatically trust everyone elses in any and every situation? Should everyone else automatically trust you? You already implicitly trust that the engineers...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-02-2018, 07:19 PM
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Posted By DGthe3
If that came from a Canadian source then the...

If that came from a Canadian source then the mileage is either wrong, or terrible. We use imperial gallons instead of US gallons. Thats 4.54L in a gallon, vs 3.78L (US); about a 20% difference. So...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-02-2018, 01:21 PM
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Posted By DGthe3
Rental fleet: Hertz, Avis, etc. These are...

Rental fleet: Hertz, Avis, etc. These are considered bad fleet sales.

Commercial fleet: work trucks, vans, company cars. These are considered good fleet sales.

Government fleet: police cars,...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 09-30-2018, 11:29 AM
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Posted By DGthe3
So their lack of experience is an excuse to not...

So their lack of experience is an excuse to not study best practices? To not hire competent & experienced logistics personnel (and then listen to them)?

When there is more than a century of...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 09-29-2018, 08:53 PM
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Posted By DGthe3
I can't fathom how they weren't 'on track' to...

I can't fathom how they weren't 'on track' to deliver all of them from day 1. Delivering a couple thousand cars per week from 1 plant isn't exactly the hardest task to accomplish in the automotive...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 09-28-2018, 09:12 AM
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Views: 50,437
Posted By DGthe3
He asked about a big blazer. Those were built off...

He asked about a big blazer. Those were built off the full size truck platform & eventually renamed Tahoe.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 09-27-2018, 09:45 PM
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Posted By DGthe3
Why do a second Tahoe?

Why do a second Tahoe?
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 09-26-2018, 09:37 PM
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Posted By DGthe3
Absolutely. Just look at the hellhole that the...

Absolutely. Just look at the hellhole that the residents of Windsor have to look at every single day:
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Who could live, let alone work, in a place that looks like that?
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 09-26-2018, 03:33 PM
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Posted By DGthe3
I had forgotten they were a 'New York' company...

I had forgotten they were a 'New York' company until now. What was the claimed reason Johan had for moving there in the first place?
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 09-26-2018, 03:30 PM
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Posted By DGthe3
Some humans make the same mistakes over and over...

Some humans make the same mistakes over and over too. See anyone with multiple DUIs, driving with a suspended license, or is un-insurable due to numerous write-offs.

A person can learn from their...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 09-26-2018, 09:09 AM
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Posted By DGthe3
Wonder if they are just trademark squatting with...

Wonder if they are just trademark squatting with Ultra Cruise, so nobody can pick the next most obvious variant of Super Cruise?
Of course they won't be perfect. But human drivers aren't perfect...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 09-23-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,698
Posted By DGthe3
Yes it was 2 years ago. And a proper head...

Yes it was 2 years ago.

And a proper head to head test is definitely needed. I think this is the 3rd test by proxy between the two that I'm aware of.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 09-23-2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,887
Posted By DGthe3
Well sure, but thats not exactly a challenge. I...

Well sure, but thats not exactly a challenge. I bet you could fit an old straight 8 from the 30's in there if you ever wanted to.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 09-23-2018, 12:59 AM
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Views: 1,698
Posted By DGthe3
You might be the embodiment of the sardonic sense...

You might be the embodiment of the sardonic sense of humour here on Camaro5/6.


And on the off-topic of what to do with 'FU money'?
I'd put an LS7 into a Donkervoot (somehow) & just have an...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 09-22-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,698
Posted By DGthe3
Just read through everything tonight. That delta...

Just read through everything tonight. That delta is crazy. I guess VIR is the kinda track that the ZR1 likes, in contrast to the slightly disappointing result that it had with Motor Trend over at...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 09-22-2018, 07:33 PM
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Posted By DGthe3
:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 09-22-2018, 11:52 AM
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Views: 74,518
Posted By DGthe3
Its just a different way to engage the clutch. A...

Its just a different way to engage the clutch. A sensor on the pedal activates an electronic system, rather than pushing the pedal activating a hydraulic system. The actual selection of the gears...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 09-22-2018, 11:09 AM
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Posted By DGthe3
Quality does not mean the same thing as...

Quality does not mean the same thing as capability. Quality is about being free from defects/problems/failures. Or to put it another way, being & doing what its supposed to.

According to your...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 09-21-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 74,518
Posted By DGthe3
Its not that its hard to do. Its that hardly...

Its not that its hard to do. Its that hardly anybody wants a manual in their mid engined super car. If nobody is going to buy it, there isn't much point in offering it.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 09-21-2018, 10:54 PM
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Views: 74,518
Posted By DGthe3
Off-topic: What calibre are we talking here?...

Off-topic:
What calibre are we talking here? 30mm like in the Warthog or something even bigger? Regardless, you could do one hell of a straffing run with a Lancer. The tricky part would be getting...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 09-21-2018, 10:52 AM
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Posted By DGthe3
I'm thinking Snoman only considers loaded out...

I'm thinking Snoman only considers loaded out and/or top trim models (see six figure CT6 comment from last week).
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 09-20-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5,802
Views: 690,538
Posted By DGthe3
New Silverado means new Tahoe shortly thereafter.

New Silverado means new Tahoe shortly thereafter.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 09-15-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5,802
Views: 690,538
Posted By DGthe3
I've never been able to reconcile the idea of a...

I've never been able to reconcile the idea of a good value with luxury cars. Any luxury car that has a 'good bang for the buck' within the segment is still vastly overpriced compared to what you...
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