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  1. When’s the new Raptor coming? Might be two more years since nothing has been announced
  2. Great post and glad to see some meaningful contribution!! Not sure when the last time we've had 6 plus pages on a competitive product on this forum so it that regards, it must mean something. Lot's of good points made and keep in mind, this is one vehicle of many that will GM has coming out the next few years, including a BEV Silverado/Sierra. This race won't be won in a day or a year or two and hard to say who the winners/losers will be, but love seeing the market evolve. I grew up with my family all employed by GM but in my blood, always been a Ford guy. I've owned or had corporate vehicles from both makes but not a GM guy at all. But love the industry and respect every OEM, including Tesla (which is damn hard to admit) but to say this vehicle is a loser or they are stupid to make this vehicle is very short sighted. Thankfully-we aren't the final verdict, but the market always is. On a lighter note, I was over in Fort Myers past few days working and around the corner from a customer visit, I came across a Roush facility and they had 2 Bronco Sports, 3 new F150's, a Mustang MachE and a new Kia Sorento-Bronco Sport looked great and the 150 has a way different look than the current version. Mustang MachE looks great as well:)
  3. So did the Bronco!!!! Hummer has a lot of brand equity and recognition, just like Bronco-no surprise they revived both nameplates.
  4. That beer actually looks tasty as hell! Nice job on the garage-now you just have 9 more months to wait:)......enough time to do the floors!
  5. The reality is some of their manufacturing processes are ahead of where the industry is. Go check out Sandy Munro in YouTube and his reviews on Tesla-he is very objective and slams the hell out of their earlier products but shows the progress they've made, including stamping, parts reduction and changes on the go. Now their quality control is an entirely different matter and none of us would find it acceptable-but Tesla fan members don't give a shit or care way less about quality than they do about the balance of the vehicle.
  6. they’ve openly said this is the first of I think 25 vehicles in the next 3-4 years so there will be plenty of BEV truck options to come. Is it expensive? Yup. Is it Over the top? Maybe yes maybe no but I’m not convinced you need all the crazy trickery of a Raptor or Bronco but those sell or will sell and have a faithful following. GM hasn’t had many one hit wonders since Barrera has taken over and you could call the new Vette somewhat of a niche product that is selling extremely well. if Ford pulled this off we wouldn’t be having this discussion IMO on this board. If GM wants to sell 70-100k of these a year I would be very skeptical but I’d they want to sell this as a halo vehicle and push out 20-30 of these a year and share the platform and tech across other vehicles this will have been mission accomplished.
  7. That’s called the Bolt and nobody gives a damn:)
  8. You are correct about diluting a brand by offering another brand that is similar but it works! Why do you think there are luxury brands on top of the volume brand. And I had a Lincoln truck and everyone knew it was just a F150, but I get your point-they lack credibility in the truck market-but like a few guys have mentioned, this really is not the truck market anymore when you are over $100k and coveting MB, Audi and Land Rover buyers. Totally agree with you about perception and boss driving a $120k LR, but it is not much different if he is showing up in a $90k Raptor either. My point is I think there is room at the top end (who even knows if this is the top!) for one off, expensive vehicles.....they are miles away from what my reality is but there is a market there. I'm in Jupiter-Palm Beach this week and one of my best friends works for the 1% centers, of the 1% centers-crazy rich people-those buyers will pay for these type of vehicles. Not sure if Ford can play there or not, but they will be watching what happens with the Hummer and respond accordingly.
  9. Ok Mr. Ford Marketing Manager! The segment keeps growing and growing and nobody knows where the top is and you can bet Ford won't be immune to see what happens with this vehicle. Sure Ford does great in the commercial segment and throughout the F150 lineup but so does GMC and Ram-just as much at the top of the segment or close (I don't have any sales data but this is where GMC has been growing their market share the past few years). GM has the benefit of having 2 brands to sell their trucks and are differentiating them with each updates. I personally would never buy a Chevy, but the GMC is a damn good looking truck and bears little resemblance in many aspects. Personally, I would love for Lincoln to come up with a vehicle that is just not a F150 with a new grill, since I think there is a growing segment for that top end buyer to have something different. One of the best things about a F150 is it has a price range between $30-90k-one of the worst things is it has a price range of $30-90k. Those top end buyers want something more unique and that is why I think the Hummer will do well, depending of course if it is more limited in production and not expecting to sell 100k of these a year.
  10. You mean the 5 years it took to get Bronco to production after Ford said it would come to market? Have a friend whose been on this project as a supplier and GM has poured a ton of money into this and is adamant that they beat Ford to market. You can almost get to $100k now with a pick up truck so this isn’t that far off the mark-but agree there are other options coming also that might be leveling the pricing structure the Big 3 have with pick ups.
  11. I’m in the other camp and think this thing will be a big hit. it has unique styling-something damn near every EV buyer wants and GM knows how to build a great truck. GM also has more experience than anyone with BEV besides Tesla and I’m pretty intrigued with their technology. Make silly comment after another but this thing is the real deal.
  12. That was an area that played into GM and FCA hands when they filed bankruptcy. Every dealer needed to sign a new agreement and gave up a lot of power, including GM's request to have a signature blueprint for each brand and force stand alone operations for Cadillac in almost every market.
  13. It is the door noise at 6:40 of the video-this was smartly changed by Lincoln but has been a mainstay in Ford's products for years. This is something that should be programable but I've not seen anyone in the industry do that yet.
  14. But it's the internet and that's way more fun!!!
  15. So you are taking the deal and just getting another Ford? Sounds like you are boxed in with minimum options-and what do you do in the meantime for a vehicle? Not sure how that works, unless they give you maybe 5k mileage allowance and let you keep your current truck until the new one is built. They are actually back making a 12.5 litre engines-A26-based on a VW design, in Alabama, but obviously not something for F450, etc.
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