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Old 01-08-2019, 04:35 PM
 
Location: MN
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I agree.

The Japanese and Germans will sell all the sedans they want.
They are switching to CUV/SUV's too. Porsche sells ten times more Macan's and Cayenne's over same priced Boxsters, Cayman's, and Panamera's. But they'll never get rid of the cars ever.
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Just tell that to the millions of others who bought a pickup or suv or cuv they want what they want this is America we’re we can drive what we want and now the American people have spoken by buying SUVs and pickups and CUV’s and the American automakers have responded. They have been around a long time so they know the automotive business better than any of us on here.
You repeat this dogma faster than most priests can say a Hail Mary, and more often.
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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We'll see. They weren't exactly geniuses just a decade ago. But I don't care. I have zero inclination to buy anything they sell.
The same can be said for the big banks that have been around forever and wall street so the automakers are not the only industry that was in trouble a decade ago were they. Everyone seems to forget that and i don’t know why.
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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You repeat this dogma faster than most priests can say a Hail Mary, and more often.
I forgot your the automotive expert on here you know it all.
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
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I forgot your the automotive expert on here you know it all.
He never implied to be the expert of anything, why would you say that?
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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I forgot your the automotive expert on here you know it all.
...followed only by the frequency of that idiotic comeback. Of course working on a Chrysler assembly line for a decade or two and retiring back when GWB was still President makes you the ultimate US auto authority.
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Lee County, NC
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They have been around a long time so they know the automotive business better than any of us on here.
Chrysler has been bailed out twice, gone bankrupt and has been sold to the Italians.

GM has been bailed out and gone bankrupt.

Ford just barely avoided bankruptcy and having to be bailed out, thanks to Alan Mulally, an auto industry outsider.

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Old 01-08-2019, 06:03 PM
 
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I wonder if a gradually improved economy helped to lead to the increased sales of crossovers and SUVs? Sedans, compact and midsize, generally cost less than crossovers and SUVs. You have to go down to subcompact crossovers to get roughly the same cost as a sedan. Other factors could include longer loans for lower monthly payments and poor road conditions due to lack of maintenance or improper ground prep before surfacing the road. Combine that with low gas prices and improved MPG of such vehicles. Personally I still prefer sedans over such vehicles. Just canít get excited over the latest crossover or SUV design.
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:05 PM
 
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Just tell that to the millions of others who bought a pickup or suv or cuv they want what they want this is America weíre we can drive what we want and now the American people have spoken by buying SUVs and pickups and CUVís and the American automakers have responded. They have been around a long time so they know the automotive business better than any of us on here.
I will keep my Vette brett.
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:20 PM
 
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They are switching to CUV/SUV's too. Porsche sells ten times more Macan's and Cayenne's over same priced Boxsters, Cayman's, and Panamera's. But they'll never get rid of the cars ever.
Point is the Japanese and Germans aren't going to stop selling sedans.
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