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Likewise. I’m always up for a good debate. especially now that I’m retired and have the time. Hopefully I add some different perspective having spent 31 years at an OEM.

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I failed to mention one additional point that would prevent vertical integration (aside from the fact OEMs have absolutely no interest in it.) Read more

Oct 21
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I won’t disagree. Still, it’s better looking than the goofy assed Cybertruck, not that it’s a high bar. GM could have done SO much better.

Oct 21
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I was always a fan of the 70-72 Duster and 67-69 A body Barracuda more than the Dart, but, you’re right, clean simple design. Read more

Oct 21
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Tom, did Honda offer any financial assistance similar FCA’s Automobility program? Just curious what support other manufacturers provide with conversion costs? Read more

Oct 21
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Manufacturers already do invest a lot of time and effort to make their dealer’s facilities and owner experiences as similar as possible within the parameters that virtually all of them are independently owned. Read more

Oct 21
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Dude, I get that you’re being a contrarian here, but, FFS, dealers have their expertise and manufacturers have theirs. Read more

Oct 21
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Fiscally conservative with moderate/progressive views on social issues describes a large chunk of society whether you agree with it or not. These quasi-libertarian tendencies are pretty pervasive amongst my peers. Read more

Oct 21
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I hadn't really heard it was the industry that wanted Trump to undo or roll back regulations. I think it was more Trump's desire to undo everything Obama did, whether it made sense or not.

Oct 21
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Yes, people ultimately vote for their self interest and secondarily for more abstract issues not affecting their immediate lives.  Read more

Oct 21
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They could have changed the seating position and added 6 more inches of vertical glass if they wanted, but, it wouldn’t look like a Hummer.

Oct 21
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I would argue that there is a way more nuance within white and or male voters than is widely portrayed, even those who are Trump supporters. Read more

Oct 21
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Fellow boring white guy here. Uh, you might be painting with a pretty broad brush there, bud.

Oct 21
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Exactly, although mindless Twitter ramblings generally don’t turn directly into policy even though the pearl clutchers always assume it will. Read more

Oct 21
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Some people are just into old cars. I’ve owned a few and yes, besides looking cool, they are objectively horrible to drive compared to modern stuff. Read more