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Old 11-18-2018, 02:03 PM
 
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Thought I'd toss this in here.. I agree on most of his points. Not sure, what is his qualifications but he surely has some good beef to show. I actually own one with at least three of them - turbo everything, chrome in wrong place and stuck on display. Hmmm.. infotainment is not that much better either... so I got 4.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcszMakTHCw
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Old 11-18-2018, 02:56 PM
 
Location: San Ramon, Seattle, Anchorage, Reykjavik
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Everyones got an opinion. That's all it is.
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Old 11-18-2018, 02:59 PM
 
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I didn't watch the whole thing, but I agree the infotainment stuff is getting a bit too much. It's fun at first, but I bet will quickly get outdated. I liked it better when cars just had bluetooth and maybe a NAV system, input jack or two and that's it. Enough for me to be happy. Maybe satellite radio if I found it had something I wanted to listen to.

I have no need for Wi-Fi hot spots and internet connectivity either, but that's just my opinion. If I had a car with it, I certainly wouldn't pay for it after it expired. I just see it as a way to make more money. I have a smartphone, I don't need internet in the car too.

Also not a big fan of the iPad like display that looks like it's stuck to the dashboard, ie Toyotas and others.

I think the infotainment and all is just part of the disposable mentality too. Will today's cars last 15-20 years with all of these features and computers being outdated and/or possible failing by then?

Most people I know of that buy cars that have all of these features tend to trade em off as soon as the lease is up / trade in before they have any problems, or they keep em "until the wheels fall off" and buy another like it.

I'm buying a new car soon and wondering how much of this I want/need.
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Old 11-18-2018, 03:46 PM
 
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I think some of today's chrome attempts are horrible, yes.


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Old 11-18-2018, 03:57 PM
 
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Pricing of new vehicles is the primary issue for me.
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Old 11-18-2018, 04:10 PM
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Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I don't like the grills that widen as they get lower, look like catfish to me.
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Old 11-18-2018, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Podunk, IA
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Agree with Tacked On Screen and Turbo Everything.
He missed Whole Front's A Grille and Floating Roof.
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Old 11-18-2018, 04:52 PM
 
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1. Fake engine sounds.
2. Electronic flush door handles.
3. Stuck on screens.
4. Over complicated technology.
5. Infotainment.
6. Over sized wheels and tires.
7. Shiny black plastic on the interior or exterior.
8. Turbo everything.
9. Fake vents and fake exhaust tips.
10. Truth in marketing and advertising.

All this equals a payment, or many payments, for what you could have bought an entire home for in the past. However, except for the lack of truth in marketing and advertising, it is seemingly what most consumers want.

My guess is that we will continue to see $75,000 or $80,000 pickup trucks, and cars, sitting in front of $15,000 to $18,000 homes.
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Old 11-18-2018, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Let's start with every smaller passenger vehicle being given two inches more height, one inch more ground clearance, a boxier shape, and an "SUV" label.
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Old 11-18-2018, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Boomcars..............and a close second, vehicles modded to make them as loud and annoying as possible.
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