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Old 09-08-2019, 03:53 PM
 
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Literally no one except for enthusiasts give two craps about “steering feel”, so put that card back in the deck.

Direct injection is totally worth it, both in terms of power gains and efficiency.


You don’t have a point, other than deflect from the fact that you can’t back your argument with any proof.
You can claim whatever you want but I do not want electrical power steering and many other people do not either or wouldn't if they knew the difference. It sucks and all cars have it now to get maybe 1 MPG. To get any road feel and feedback at all the electric motor has to be undersized and loss of assist and crashes have even happened in high speed testing. Another thing often times you can feel the electric motor applying torque off and on and causing instability while cruising the interstate. It's just garbage.

Direct injection is not really worth it and has costed a lot of car owners a lot of money in problems. But it's not just direct injection and electric power steering. It's a whole list of things intended to meet fuel mileage requirements that have increased vehicle costs, lowered drivability, durability and reliability. Two other big things most automakers are forcing on car buyers to meet government efficiency standards, replacing larger NA engines with undersized turbo motors and CVT transmissions. I wouldn't own car that had that. Most people who repair transmissions have a very negative opinion of CVTs not to mention car enthusiasts don't like them.

Late model cars are a corporate and government scam.

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Old 09-08-2019, 03:54 PM
 
Location: AZ
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You can claim whatever you want but I do not want electrical power steering and many other people do not either or wouldn't if they knew the difference. It sucks and all cars have it now to get maybe 1 MPG. To get any road feel the electric motor has to be undersized and loss of assist and crashes have even happened in high speed testing. It's just garbage.

Direct injection is not really worth it and has costed a lot of car owners a lot of money in problems. But it's not just direct injection and electric power steering. It's a whole list of things intended to meet fuel mileage requirements that have increased vehicle costs, lowered drivability, durability and reliability. Two other big things most automakers are forcing on car buyers to meet government efficiency standards, replacing larger NA engines with undersized turbo motors and CVT transmissions. I would own car that had that. Most people who repair transmissions have a very negative opinion of CVTs not to mention car enthusiasts don't like them.

Late model cars are a corporate and government scam.
Quit deflecting and provide proof, or stop lying. Choose one.
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Old 09-08-2019, 03:56 PM
 
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CVTs do suck. Which is why it’s important to vote with your wallet and get a stick, torque converter auto, or dual clutch instead.
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Old 09-08-2019, 03:58 PM
 
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Didn’t read all of the comments, but what is stopping any automaker from building more efficient vehicles if they so desire??
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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What part of the constitution did CARB violate?
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The Commerce Clause by not allowing the importation and sale of Federal standards vehicles.
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The DOJ is using the antitrust provision to go after the auto manufacturers because Trump threw a fit that they worked out a compromise, they were already able to scare off Mercedes with the threat.
That's not how it works.

Where there is concurrent jurisdiction the Supremacy Clause dictates that federal standards are supreme.

If a State chooses to use concurrent jurisdiction -- and they don't have to do that -- then the State standards must meet or exceed the federal standards, and the Supreme Court has upheld that consistently.

A good example is reformulated gasoline.

Federal regulations require its use in June, July and August, but some States like Kentucky mandate the use of reformulated gasoline year round.

Because reformulated gasoline costs more to produce, and because it cannot be mixed with non-reformulated gasoline, it costs more to transport and store.

For that reason, people in Kentucky came across the river to get cheaper gasoline in Ohio.

However, that's no longer true, since Ohio increased the excise tax on gasoline to fund the short-falls in highway maintenance and construction, so the prices are the same.

Kentucky is not the only State that does that, but the point is those States do not impose any costs on other States.

But, here's the thing: CARB's regulations do impose higher costs on other States.

See the difference?

State's use of reformulated gasoline year-round doesn't cost other States anything, but CARB regulations do.

People in California pay higher prices for vehicles, because those vehicles are specially made to conform to CARB's excessive standards.

So, forcing people in other States to pay the same is what violates the Commerce Clause.

What California needs to do is use tax-payer money to build auto plants in California to produce cars specifically for California.

If that costs too much, then California needs to subsidize automakers to entice them to build plants in California specifically for California.

If that costs too much, too, then California can offer tax breaks and other incentives to get automakers to build plants in California to make cars to meet whatever fantasy requirements CARB has.

That's the proper way to do it instead of violating the Constitution by having one State impose itself on the other States.
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:10 PM
 
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Do you have any proof of this assertion that cars are becoming less reliable and more costly to maintain? Cars are so reliable these days that the stereo system being confusing to use counts as a mark against it. Most are good for 100k+ with nothing but fluids, brakes, and tires.

Itís been a long time since Iíve had a breakdown of any sort. And that was in a 90s era car. Heck havenít had to do anything but maintenance for the last couple decades.
What I'm saying none of the recent things intended to improve mileage increased reliability or lowered vehicle costs. Vehicles would be more reliable and have better drivability than now with the pre-2012 type designs. You can google the problems with CVTs, direct injection, throttle by wire, cylinder deactivation systems, turbo system failures, close coupled catylist destroying motors etc.
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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You really couldn't make this stuff up......
When I read this the other day, I was in shock. How on earth can anyone, regardless of your political leanings, support something like this? This is, quite possibly, the worst example of the pathology of Donald Trump.

All because the successful previous President engineered this. The man is truly mentally defective.
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:19 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Do you have any proof of this assertion that cars are becoming less reliable and more costly to maintain? Cars are so reliable these days that the stereo system being confusing to use counts as a mark against it. Most are good for 100k+ with nothing but fluids, brakes, and tires.

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a breakdown of any sort. And that was in a 90s era car. Heck haven’t had to do anything but maintenance for the last couple decades.
He has zero proof, as usual....I’ve repeatedly asked for it and get nothin but deflections and unfounded opinions.


On that note, Consumer Reports has frequently noted that the Prius is one of the most reliable cars in the past fifteen years, despite direction injection, electric power-steering, a CVT, and an entire hybrid system.
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:55 PM
 
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He has zero proof, as usual....I’ve repeatedly asked for it and get nothin but deflections and unfounded opinions.


On that note, Consumer Reports has frequently noted that the Prius is one of the most reliable cars in the past fifteen years, despite direction injection, electric power-steering, a CVT, and an entire hybrid system.
CR is not data proving reliability of systems vs other systems. The actual warranty repair rates are protected information. Of course one maker's car could be more reliable than another's when they are using much of the same technology. But CVT, direct injection and electric power steering, and hybrid drive systems are not making the vehicle more reliable or durable or affordable or improving drivability. No one will rebuild the CVT when it eventually fails and the hybrid battery packs are very expensive to replace. And a Prius is about as far from a driver's car as it gets, and not the most affordable model. A lot of people would not want to own and drive one, but the government with its regulations wants us all to be driving a Prius. You are drinking the government's and automaker's Kool-aide.
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:56 PM
 
Location: AZ
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CR is not data proving reliability of systems vs other systems. The actual warranty repair rates are protected information. Of course one maker's car could be more reliable than another's when they are using much of the same technology. But CVT, direct injection and electric power steering is not making the vehicle more reliable or durable. No one wil rebuild the CVT when it eventually fails and the hybrid battery packs are very expensive to replace. And a Prius about as far from a driver's car as it gets, and not the most affordable model. A lot of people would not want to own and drive one, but the government with its regulations wants us all to be driving a Prius. You are drinking the government's and automaker's Kool-aide.
Where is your proof? I’ve been asking repeatedly and you can’t provide squat. Stop lying.
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