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Forum: Car Chat Today, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By pbm317
Definitely up against their corporate cousin...

Definitely up against their corporate cousin Macan. But of course the Macan can stretch much higher upward with the Turbo Model which can hit $100K with the typical Porsche menu of options haha.
Forum: Car Chat Today, 10:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,313
Posted By pbm317
Nope, not every vehicle in every segment needs a...

Nope, not every vehicle in every segment needs a V6. If we truly wanted smooth, I'd say we all need Inline 6's.

The tuning of 4 cylinders has been quite good in the overall market for some time...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 11:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,313
Posted By pbm317
I think it's hard to make broad claims of...

I think it's hard to make broad claims of averages being 5-6 years on a power window from this set of sources.

Consumer Reports doesn't list a life expectancy of window regulators, door lock...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 08:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,313
Posted By pbm317
Where are you pulling this "average"...

Where are you pulling this "average" from?
Forum: Car Chat 07-23-14, 05:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,313
Posted By pbm317
But you do realize that in many of today's cars,...

But you do realize that in many of today's cars, even the ones that look like they have traditional shifters, it's all electronic underneath. And so any car where the electronics go haywire, and I've...
Forum: Car Chat 07-23-14, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By pbm317
Not a fan of the "Amazing in Motion" that Lexus...

Not a fan of the "Amazing in Motion" that Lexus International is trying to push.
Forum: Car Chat 07-23-14, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By pbm317
Sales for the GM full sizers are starting to hit...

Sales for the GM full sizers are starting to hit their stride, even in the midst of all the GM recalls.

Single Month: June 2013 to June 2014
Escalade (all variants) went from 1,888 to 2,967,...
Forum: Car Chat 07-23-14, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By pbm317
This is the automotive definition of a "bunt" but...

This is the automotive definition of a "bunt" but it's still more of an update than Toyota Sequoia has gotten!
Forum: Car Chat 07-23-14, 09:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,515
Posted By pbm317
Lexus is struggling with do we take the LS into a...

Lexus is struggling with do we take the LS into a 4 door coupe type profile, vs the "LS formula" as MPLexus put it.

Ideally, and like every other auto maker, they'd do both, but Japan doesn't...
Forum: Car Chat 07-23-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,313
Posted By pbm317
That's because the RX350 is a class up from the...

That's because the RX350 is a class up from the MKC and is lined up with the MKX, which is due for a major refresh. MKC will go head to head with the Lexus NX duo.
Forum: Car Chat 07-21-14, 10:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 979
Posted By pbm317
Fastest growing in Europe because it has the most...

Fastest growing in Europe because it has the most to grow?
Forum: Car Chat 07-21-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By pbm317
This isn't new. This feature launched in the 2014...

This isn't new. This feature launched in the 2014 Highlander. Are parents really going to push a button and wait to try to say something to their kids? Not likely. You have to remember to turn the...
Forum: Car Chat 07-21-14, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 445
Posted By pbm317
Agree. Trax isn't on sale until 2015. In your...

Agree. Trax isn't on sale until 2015. In your logic, now that some people might know about Trax, they'd put off purchasing the Encore. But in fact, Encore sales are up significantly.
Forum: Car Chat 07-21-14, 12:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,870
Posted By pbm317
Agree, GM needs to move away from Chrome wheels...

Agree, GM needs to move away from Chrome wheels to some of the more premium machined finishes with painted pockets, etc. that other more premium wheels are doing.
Forum: Car Chat 07-21-14, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 445
Posted By pbm317
But Buick would simply point to the sales and say...

But Buick would simply point to the sales and say that the buying public seems to think that the Encore is fine as a Buick Branded Crossover.

Last year, the Encore sold ~32K units, well short of...
Forum: Car Chat 07-20-14, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By pbm317
I don't think that addendum sticker matters, it's...

I don't think that addendum sticker matters, it's whatever gets put on your sales order/contract. It's not the monroney that is wrong.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 07-17-14, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By pbm317
check the fuses? seems simple enough to check

check the fuses? seems simple enough to check
Forum: Car Chat 07-17-14, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By pbm317
Camry spent more on exterior, Sienna and 14MY...

Camry spent more on exterior, Sienna and 14MY Tundra spent more on interior. Can't budget it all at once. And all new camry is just a few years away.
Forum: Car Chat 07-16-14, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 747
Posted By pbm317
Explorers are nice, but nearing the end of their...

Explorers are nice, but nearing the end of their lifecycle. I just hated how the Explorer and Taurus, despite being massive on the outside, have relatively little interior space compared to other...
Forum: Car Chat 07-16-14, 05:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,133
Posted By pbm317
I know what the original intent of the Wrangler...

I know what the original intent of the Wrangler was, but you'd be wrong to suggest that the Wrangler isn't seen as a convertible in today's market. And that in today's world, the Wrangler is indeed...
Forum: Car Chat 07-16-14, 01:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,133
Posted By pbm317
I have seen and driven one. And "turning heads"...

I have seen and driven one. And "turning heads" isn't always a good thing. They're likely pointing and laughing.
Forum: Car Chat 07-16-14, 01:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,133
Posted By pbm317
Then please explain the Wrangler. I'm pretty...

Then please explain the Wrangler.

I'm pretty sure NO ONE is looking to off road in the Murano, let alone the Murano Cross Cabriolet.

Murano was simply an answer to a question that no one was...
Forum: Car Chat 07-16-14, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,980
Posted By pbm317
Grand Cherokee's do not have 3rd row seating. The...

Grand Cherokee's do not have 3rd row seating. The Durango, similar platform, does. And the forth coming Grand Wagoneer will.
Forum: Car Chat 07-15-14, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By pbm317
It's not about "restricting" it to SUV's as much...

It's not about "restricting" it to SUV's as much as it was being able to have the money to develop/apply AWD to their smaller platforms. And the general market seems willing to forgo AWD sedans for...
Forum: Car Chat 07-14-14, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 747
Posted By pbm317
Why not something like a Ford Transit Connect...

Why not something like a Ford Transit Connect with your branding out the outside for heavy equipment days, and then an Accord Hybrid for non-equipment needed days?
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