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J-150

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    Baby Bronco spotted testing

    Let's be realistic. Wranglers and Land Rovers are pavement queens. If they go mud bogging, they are several years old. Very few buy a $40k+ vehicle to trash it.
  2. You think this is payback from Barra? A contract she disapproved of was forced on her when she was head of HR. Not shes correcting it.
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    Baby Bronco spotted testing

    I have high hopes for the Baby Bronco. The compact Jeep offerings would be compelling, if not for the poor quality, poor driving dynamics, abysmal interiors and underpowered engines. All the things Ford can do better on.
  4. Yes I know. It was an example to explain to our socialist friend how he got Wayne Gretzky's quote wrong.
  5. Executive pay packets are a contract between them and the shareholders. They deliver their KPIs, they get the pay packet. They dont and they are fired. They dont get a predetermined wage for showing up like the hourly workforce does.
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    2020 Ram EcoDiesel sneak peek

    That's all you need to read when deciding to be empathetic to their plight.
  7. Meanwhile, Ontario Truck Plant was shut down, reducing pickup plants from 4 to 3. This is why I ask. Capacity was there. IMO, it was about glamour. Get rid of heavy trucks, New Holland and such to pay for the Euro luxury cars. I dont think it was about capacity nor margins.
  8. And yet no one can explain how one had to be cancelled for the other to exist. There was excess capacity all over North America at the time.
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    Baby Bronco spotted testing

    Buttons, dials, switches, gauges for sure. But the arrangement on the dash and door skins would differ.
  10. IMO, the heavy truck could have run at break even and still been a good deal. It was a brand builder and had a spin off effect, making the smaller F Series more legitimate as trucks. The same would be true if it never went away. To know that your F550 tow truck had the same DNA as a class 8 tractor would go further than any claims Ram could make.
  11. Including shots fired on the wrong net. Great quote but not what Wayne Gretzky was talking about. Example, Ford has a small diesel suitable for a half ton. There is market demand. Ram is doing it and GM will be offering one shortly. Do you take THAT shot?
  12. And most of the workers cant survive on $250/wk for that long.
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    Baby Bronco spotted testing

    That hole is pretty far up the lift gate, given you can see the amount of exposed area still to be covered with a bumper cover. It would have to be that handle with room for trim and backup camera. License plate would be lower in the bumper cover.
  14. I'm sure GM and FCA have received their fair share of the same.
  15. Point is, as a marketing tool it's as bad as the Chevy "real people". Oh you hate Ford? Here, drive a GT. Not, hey drive the vehicles that make you hate Ford.
  16. Funny video. But I noticed they didn't have anyone driving a DCT Focus.
  17. Toyota will do what Toyota always does. They watch to see what everyone else is doing then then join in only after they see if there is demand. Chrysler has been much the same for the past 25 years.
  18. Oreo Oreo is just Oreo. Which makes room for Golden Oreo,, Oreo Double Stuff, Oreo Fudge, etc.
  19. I dont like it either, but Jeep has pulled off putting their name on a Fiat 500. Porsche is selling a helluva lot of tarted up Volkswagen SUVs and still asking an insane amount for their cars. It can be done with success, as long as the base brand remains class leading.
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    Nissan Titan diesel is dead.

    They had one, singular point of difference. Were they not supposed to promote that?
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