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Old 01-09-2019, 03:28 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I know it's a stretch, but sedan sales are down across the board including in the luxury auto market. However, there may be one glimmer of hope who might that be? Tesla, Tesla model 3 sales were more than any luxury vehicles including SUVs. The model 3 sold double the amount of vehicles as the next luxury sedan.

https://electrek.co/2019/01/09/tesla...um-vehicle-us/
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Body style/function/configuration and motive power are two completely separate things. We will have ICE vehicles of all kinds for at least the next decade, and a rising tide of EVs of all types across the same time frame.

It is a huge mistake to use a one-off, oddball make or model like Tesla or the Model 3 as a meaningful harbinger of much of anything.

Trucky-cars for car-cars is a fad and a whim, and when taste swings back away from little pretendy truck-car-UVs, the makers dropping those lines are going to be in a world of hurt. And piteously looking for bailouts, yet again.

Remember, the Very Last American Convertible was built in 1975.
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:13 PM
 
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Sedans to me have never served a purpose beyond transportation from A to B. You can't load much in them and have them pull double duty as a hauler.

Hatchbacks to me are the perfect combo - sedan like in handling, MPG and ride plus the ability to flip seats down and carry awkward sized items. Add a trailer hitch and you can tow a small 4x8 and carry oversized things like plywood, furniture, etc. more easily than a pickup.
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Coastal, NC
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I know it's a stretch, but sedan sales are down across the board including in the luxury auto market. However, there may be one glimmer of hope who might that be? Tesla, Tesla model 3 sales were more than any luxury vehicles including SUVs. The model 3 sold double the amount of vehicles as the next luxury sedan.

https://electrek.co/2019/01/09/tesla...um-vehicle-us/

There will always be a large percentage of people that buy into new fads, or niche objects. Only to regret it later. I never buy a new model vehicle or motorcycle. There are always bugs to be worked out, or p**s poor designs to begin with, or with EV vehicles like Tesla, more battery technology. They are still at the crawling stage.
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:29 PM
 
Location: NNV
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Body style/function/configuration and motive power are two completely separate things. We will have ICE vehicles of all kinds for at least the next decade, and a rising tide of EVs of all types across the same time frame.

It is a huge mistake to use a one-off, oddball make or model like Tesla or the Model 3 as a meaningful harbinger of much of anything.

Trucky-cars for car-cars is a fad and a whim, and when taste swings back away from little pretendy truck-car-UVs, the makers dropping those lines are going to be in a world of hurt. And piteously looking for bailouts, yet again.

Remember, the Very Last American Convertible was built in 1975.
^This. Much like their gasoline counterparts, EV SUVs will require more energy to move the vehicle because of aerodynamics and weight. Sedans are the lightest bodystyle and will have longer range and shorter charge times. Range and charge times are priority over vehicle capacity for EVs right now. Eventually, Tesla will have to market more SUVs.
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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Or, you can do what I did:
Search for a sedan, and luckily run across a 1966 Chevrolet Chevell 4 door sedan. It is a 6 cylinder, automatic, looks pretty good and runs good. Fun to drive, too!
No computers!
I'm happy with it.
If I want to tow with it, I can put a V8 in it with very little trouble.
If I want to go to Costco with it, the trunk has nearly "three body" space. Maybe even "4 body" space. I haven't tried it. Yet.
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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Body style/function/configuration and motive power are two completely separate things. We will have ICE vehicles of all kinds for at least the next decade, and a rising tide of EVs of all types across the same time frame.

It is a huge mistake to use a one-off, oddball make or model like Tesla or the Model 3 as a meaningful harbinger of much of anything.

Trucky-cars for car-cars is a fad and a whim, and when taste swings back away from little pretendy truck-car-UVs, the makers dropping those lines are going to be in a world of hurt. And piteously looking for bailouts, yet again.

Remember, the Very Last American Convertible was built in 1975.
you know that Buick has a convertible sedan itís the 2019 Buick Cascada.
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:10 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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you know that Buick has a convertible sedan itís the 2019 Buick Cascada.
The Chrysler 200 was convertible as well.
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:12 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Sedans to me have never served a purpose beyond transportation from A to B. You can't load much in them and have them pull double duty as a hauler.

Hatchbacks to me are the perfect combo - sedan like in handling, MPG and ride plus the ability to flip seats down and carry awkward sized items. Add a trailer hitch and you can tow a small 4x8 and carry oversized things like plywood, furniture, etc. more easily than a pickup.
You forgot one thing. UGLY lol
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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The Chrysler 200 was convertible as well.
And the Cadillac Allante, and the PT Cruiser and the 2004 Ford Thunderbird and the 2006 Chevrolet SSR.
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