Kyree S. Williams
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12/5/19
2:39 PM
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Right. Had the Trooper been better-executed, it could have been a precursor to the very-successful Lexus GX.

12/5/19
2:37 PM
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That is the antithesis of the car industry and it would disrupt so many of its profit centers, I can’t imagine it being done.

12/3/19
10:32 AM
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I wonder why the V6 is the sweet spot—other than that it came with a stick. It hardly weighs less, if at all, because the 3.0-liter supercharged AJV6 shares its basic block with the AJV8, but has smaller bores, two fewer pistons/cylinders and some magic to make the 90-degree angle work. Read more

12/2/19
5:55 PM
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I can’t remember which country I traveled to where this was a thing. It was either Germany or France.

11/29/19
1:29 PM
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Not necessarily. If it’s well-below market value for no good reason, tread carefully.

11/26/19
5:36 PM
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Yeah, but the Cimarron wasn’t quite as ceremonial. Don’t get me wrong, it was awful, but it wasn’t the brand’s flagship. Basically, Cadillac wanted a 3 Series fighter--itself not a luxurious car, but certainly a well-regarded one that was stealing market share--and they didn’t want to pay to develop a proper one.

11/25/19
10:44 PM
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True. I don’t recall hearing about the TC being unreliable; rather it was about as reliable as any other K-Car. The TC was terrible in a different kind of way, because it was a cheap and cynical attempt at creating a luxury coupe by taking pedestrian mechanicals and putting pseudo-Italian flair on them (the Cadillac Read more

11/25/19
4:11 PM
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I would very much not like to step into my Maserati and see the same switchgear that was in my 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. I mean, the Grand Cherokee’s stuff was nice enough, but nowhere near premium.

11/25/19
4:03 PM
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Right. A few years ago, Maserati did some aggressive lease deals, and now that’s coming back to bite them as it depresses resale values.

11/25/19
4:00 PM
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To be fair, FCA had to decouple Maserati from Ferrari, in terms of development...because they spun Ferrari off into its own entity and sold most of the shares. Ferrari is no longer part of FCA. Read more

11/25/19
3:59 PM
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To be fair, the Evoque did eventually switch over to the in-house Jaguar/Land Rover Ingenium engines (prior to its 2020 redesign), and the platform wouldn’t have much to do with reliability.

But you’re correct. Read more

11/23/19
1:33 PM
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With most of the interior bits out of a previous-generation (2013-2018) Altima? No, thanks.

11/21/19
10:55 AM
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Right. The gist of it is that automakers are creating brand-new niches for crossovers. This large-subcompact segment is pretty new, and incorporates models that neatly straddle the line between subcompact (like the Trax) and compact (like the Equinox). The Nissan Rogue Sport was arguably the first one, but now there Read more