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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 5,185
    edited September 2021
    Michaell said:

    Michaell said:

    stickguy said:

    My hypothesis is that supplies will never improve the way they were before. I expect brands to keep supplies tight and limit inventory build up.

    Then, over time, they’ll start moving the invoice price of a car to be basically MSRP. See e.g. Maverick pricing. That’s when the dealer lobby will scream.

    You have to remember that union contracts may drive production as much as market demand. For years manufacturers have overproduced rather than pay their workers to do nothing.
    well, for the Domestics. Not sure that BMW or MB has that same issue.
    One of the big differences with US v. German manufacturers, is that the German labor unions have a seat on the management council, and are involved in the strategic decision-making for the company.
    Chrysler tried that. Make your own judgement on the result.
    Chrysler didn't have a choice, as they were acquired by Daimler Benz.

    The book "Taken for a Ride" does a great job of examining the merger of the two companies.
    I read that book years ago. It made me a little mad as Chrysler was tarred and feathered, taken advantage of. Such is corporate strategy.

    If I recall correctly the 'merger' was presented as a 'Merger of Equals'. Hardly. Chrysler leadership were certainly gullible and 'Taken for a Ride'. Chrysler hasn't been the same since.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,369
    Michaell said:

    Michaell said:

    stickguy said:

    My hypothesis is that supplies will never improve the way they were before. I expect brands to keep supplies tight and limit inventory build up.

    Then, over time, they’ll start moving the invoice price of a car to be basically MSRP. See e.g. Maverick pricing. That’s when the dealer lobby will scream.

    You have to remember that union contracts may drive production as much as market demand. For years manufacturers have overproduced rather than pay their workers to do nothing.
    well, for the Domestics. Not sure that BMW or MB has that same issue.
    One of the big differences with US v. German manufacturers, is that the German labor unions have a seat on the management council, and are involved in the strategic decision-making for the company.
    Chrysler tried that. Make your own judgement on the result.
    Chrysler didn't have a choice, as they were acquired by Daimler Benz.

    The book "Taken for a Ride" does a great job of examining the merger of the two companies.
    I could be wrong but wasn’t one of the conditions of a previous government bailout (1980?) that a union member be placed on the board?

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 30,373
    we all know I'm weird. So no need to bring it up. But, I really dig this as an oddball 4x4.
    https://www.duncanimports.com/certified/Mitsubishi/1995-Mitsubishi-RVR-c839830b0a0e0adf0b3b891414c0f4df.htm

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,619
    Looks like Ford is revamping all the pick ups.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,619
    And here’s one for Sandy.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 16,234
    I saw that Ranger video yesterday. The Ranger was an old design when they introduced it here and that showed up in the middling responses it got in various comparison tests vs the GM twins and the Tacoma. Not sure if this latest version is a new design or a significant refresh. I know I don't see too many Rangers on the roads locally as compared to the two competitive makes. I wonder how well it has done sales-wise.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 199,300
    Each morning, I get news feeds from several outlets put into my inbox. One of them is the LA Times, where one section is an article from their archives. From today's edition:

    From the Sept. 14, 1973, Los Angeles Times: “A new Department of Motor Vehicles policy which provides for the recall of ‘offensive’ personalized license plates is not yet two weeks old, and it is already being challenged.

    “The DMV, which began issuing personalized plates in 1970, now has the legislative authority to recall issued plates ‘if they are considered offensive to good taste and decency.’

    “Last week the first recall notices were sent to Californians.”

    Among the challengers was 39-year-old Encino builder and accountant Burt Blum, who told The Times, “It is a restraint of free expression. Who has the right to decide what’s decent or indecent?”



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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 5,185
    There are a number of newer Rangers in this area. I know of two in our neighborhood. They are handsome trucks though question why Ford would introduce an old design to our market as new. The press has emphasized that aspect. I hope the refresh is extensive and addresses the poor ride and chunky, cheap looking interior.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,619
    I see quite a few. Nice looking.

    I believe the redesign is really that, not just a refresh. With lots of US design input, so expect a smaller F150 complete with huge, blocky front end.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,619
    Or Cosmo Kramer.

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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 2,148
    edited September 2021

    @stickguy said:
    Or Cosmo Kramer.

    Azzman :)

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 15,138
    edited September 2021
    stickguy said:

    Or Cosmo Kramer.

    One of my all time favorite episodes!

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,369
    qbrozen said:

    we all know I'm weird. So no need to bring it up. But, I really dig this as an oddball 4x4.
    https://www.duncanimports.com/certified/Mitsubishi/1995-Mitsubishi-RVR-c839830b0a0e0adf0b3b891414c0f4df.htm

    I’m a Mitsubishi fan mainly for the smoothness of the motors. The last actual Mitsu car that attracted me was the 4G Eclipse which was flawless in the 7 years I owned it.

    Today I have to settle for a Mitsubishi engine in my Chrysler.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,619
    Cute little thing. Like the small Expo from back in the 80s

    If it was LHD and a stick, I wouldn’t mind having it!

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,369
    stickguy said:

    Looks like Ford is revamping all the pick ups.

    My understanding is that the current Ranger was always a sort of place holder until new designs were ready. I’m looking forward to this new one.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 30,373
    I'm finally on the hunt for a shop to which my AMG shall go. So far, I have reached out to 3 of them. One at a time, giving some time in between for a reply. In my email, I give a brief rundown: head bolts, plugs, cam and crank sensors, and some other odds and ends replaced; still running a tad rough (but no CEL) and still has a mystery slow oil leak; new TPMS sensors that need programming; tailgate not functioning, which may just be programming as well.

    First found one with good reviews on the edge of my town. Emailed him and received a reply by end of day. I appreciate his reply. He stated these engines are known to be rough, so it might not be anything, but he'll take a look at that and the oil leak. Unfortunately, he does not have the ability to program. Dang. So much for being an MB specialist. Oh, and he is 2 weeks out anyway, so reach back out to him in 2 weeks.

    2nd candidate has yet to reply, so I sent to a third shop this morn. Will wait and see if I get a reply before moving on to number 4 tomorrow.

    Aside from that, I took it this morn to get breakfast. I discovered a new button! I always wondered why the heck the transmission indicator had S next to it and did not change regardless of selecting Sport, Normal, or Comfort on the suspension. Well, this button, which is a circle with the letters C-M-S going around it, changes the trans from Comfort to Sport to Manual. And damn if it didn't work! While I despise that it wants to start out in 2nd gear in Comfort, the shifts are totally imperceptible, vs sport where it jolts through the gears. I dunno. I go back and forth. I think I want to sell to not fret about the repairs, but then I drive it. It is so comfy and stupid fast.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,619
    Ship it to Kansas and let the car wizard work on it!

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,619
    Or try these guys. Not as close to you of course, but they have a great reputation. If I’d ever gotten a used BMW it would have gone here. They do MB also.

    https://www.bimmershops.com/new-jersey/md-motorwerke-inc-somerdale-nj

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,619
    Road test of the official SUV of CCBA.

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  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 2,596
    Not a bad review.

    I could sit and watch those old Motorweek episodes on Youtube for hours. Do yourself a favor and find the mid 80’s Cutlass Supreme review. The quality problems they find are laughable.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,619
    I was always amazed when reviewers got cars that were a mess. Would figure somebody would make sure those were fixed before handing over.

    Can only imagine how bad customer cars were.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 16,234
    Michaell said:

    Each morning, I get news feeds from several outlets put into my inbox. One of them is the LA Times, where one section is an article from their archives.

    I used to receive that as well, and for years it was very good. Then the paper changed, with different editors, ownership, and lots of staff churn. The morning digest and the stories it contained became largely worthless, with lots of (I hate to use the term) Woke stories and self-indulgent essays by the writer compiling the digest. I unsubscribed a few years ago and haven’t returned.

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 8,772
    qbrozen said:

    I'm finally on the hunt for a shop to which my AMG shall go. So far, I have reached out to 3 of them.

    You have had better responses than I have in looking for a new property manager for one of my rentals. :@
  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,619
    I need some stuff done on my house. At this point, anybody that will come out and actually give a quote gets the job, unless they are truly scary!

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 30,373
    We booked a painter a few weeks ago who is supposed to be here 9/20. Fingers crossed.

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 5,185
    au1994 said:

    Not a bad review.

    I could sit and watch those old Motorweek episodes on Youtube for hours. Do yourself a favor and find the mid 80’s Cutlass Supreme review. The quality problems they find are laughable.

    And the Big 3 (4 AMC?) were dumbfounded that market share was quickly lost to imports??

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  • ventureventure Central PAMember Posts: 2,238
    qbrozen said:

    we all know I'm weird. So no need to bring it up. But, I really dig this as an oddball 4x4.
    https://www.duncanimports.com/certified/Mitsubishi/1995-Mitsubishi-RVR-c839830b0a0e0adf0b3b891414c0f4df.htm


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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 2,148

    @au1994 said:
    Not a bad review.

    I could sit and watch those old Motorweek episodes on Youtube for hours. Do yourself a favor and find the mid 80’s Cutlass Supreme review. The quality problems they find are laughable.

    Wow I googled it. Oldsmobile tag fell off and chrome piece not flush. Period correct :)

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 2,148
    edited September 2021

    @stickguy said:
    Or try these guys. Not as close to you of course, but they have a great reputation. If I’d ever gotten a used BMW it would have gone here. They do MB also.

    https://www.bimmershops.com/new-jersey/md-motorwerke-inc-somerdale-nj

    It’s a Mercedes, I’m surprised they would do MB /AMG as well. Maybe they have both computers??

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,619
    they do. and dealer trained techs.

    At least they are both German brands so makes some sense!

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  • tifightertifighter WAMember Posts: 3,010
    Looks like the new 3 will be ready for pickup on Friday. Ordered 8/26, so less than a month, so no complaints. But I think the back log for performance models is shorter. I have a friend who ordered a Y LR at the beginning of August, and they're still showing November delivery.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 30,373

    Thanks for the reccos, stick, but I’m going to try to look closer for now only because wife will have to follow and drive me home, then drive me back when its done.

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 15,138

    @tifighter said:
    Looks like the new 3 will be ready for pickup on Friday. Ordered 8/26, so less than a month, so no complaints. But I think the back log for performance models is shorter. I have a friend who ordered a Y LR at the beginning of August, and they're still showing November delivery.

    I think I mentioned this, but my best friend ordered a SR Model 3 for his wife sometime in July that was supposed to be ready for late August. Tesla kept pushing the date back. When mid August came, the date was now pushed back to November. They gave up and leased a new Q5.

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 5,185
    nyccarguy said:

    @tifighter said:

    Looks like the new 3 will be ready for pickup on Friday. Ordered 8/26, so less than a month, so no complaints. But I think the back log for performance models is shorter. I have a friend who ordered a Y LR at the beginning of August, and they're still showing November delivery.

    I think I mentioned this, but my best friend ordered a SR Model 3 for his wife sometime in July that was supposed to be ready for late August. Tesla kept pushing the date back. When mid August came, the date was now pushed back to November. They gave up and leased a new Q5.


    I think that type scenario will happen over and over if manufacturers delay too much from the original delivery date.

    I hope things are going ok after the flooding. Before we were married my wife’s house burned due to a lightning strike. I remember helping her thru the process of insurance, reconstruction and replacing items, furniture, etc. Hang in there.

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 15,138

    @sda said:
    I think that type scenario will happen over and over if manufacturers delay too much from the original delivery date.

    I hope things are going ok after the flooding. Before we were married my wife’s house burned due to a lightning strike. I remember helping her thru the process of insurance, reconstruction and replacing items, furniture, etc. Hang in there.

    Things are going well thanks. Holes are still open in the walls and the fans are still blowing non stop. I’ve been thinking about what we are going to do with it. Get some shelves. Take some things out of the garage and put them down there (beach toys, beach chairs, ping pong table). Make sure there is plenty of room in the garage for her Pilot.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 13,099

    @mjfloyd1 said:

    @au1994 said:
    Not a bad review.

    I could sit and watch those old Motorweek episodes on Youtube for hours. Do yourself a favor and find the mid 80’s Cutlass Supreme review. The quality problems they find are laughable.

    Wow I googled it. Oldsmobile tag fell off and chrome piece not flush. Period correct :)

    I watched it. What an oddball test car. It had all the luxury bits along with T-tops and the better suspension. Could you imagine any car today having trim issues like that? I also found the braking to be eye opening. ABS has been standard for so long we probably all forget how sketchy cars could be on a panic stop.

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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 2,148

    @tjc78 said:

    @mjfloyd1 said:

    @au1994 said:
    Not a bad review.

    I could sit and watch those old Motorweek episodes on Youtube for hours. Do yourself a favor and find the mid 80’s Cutlass Supreme review. The quality problems they find are laughable.

    Wow I googled it. Oldsmobile tag fell off and chrome piece not flush. Period correct :)

    I watched it. What an oddball test car. It had all the luxury bits along with T-tops and the better suspension. Could you imagine any car today having trim issues like that? I also found the braking to be eye opening. ABS has been standard for so long we probably all forget how sketchy cars could be on a panic stop.

    Nah, I’ve got a 63 with non-power drum brakes. It’s always a mystery as to which wheel will lock up when someone pulls out in front of me…

    Agreed though, you take good brakes for granted.

    That crushed velour interior is a real throwback too

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,619
    true on brakes. When I had the Nissan PU you had to be real careful hitting the brakes if the back end was light (and I think that one had some sort of rear wheel anti lock?) But cresting a hill or in the wet, not too hard to lose it.

    I remember in my HS days when I had my Duster with all drums, leaving a parking lot where there was a dip just before the main road that would fill with water. Went through the big puddle with splashed water up to the windows, then got to the stop sign and hit the brakes. And just kept going without slowing down at all. Thankfully nobody was coming at that moment. Learned something that day!

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 8,772
    I must have watched the wrong Motorweek Cutlass video--they only complained about a warped dash in the one I saw.
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAMember Posts: 12,909
    edited September 2021
    sda said:

    Michaell said:

    Michaell said:

    stickguy said:

    My hypothesis is that supplies will never improve the way they were before. I expect brands to keep supplies tight and limit inventory build up.

    Then, over time, they’ll start moving the invoice price of a car to be basically MSRP. See e.g. Maverick pricing. That’s when the dealer lobby will scream.

    You have to remember that union contracts may drive production as much as market demand. For years manufacturers have overproduced rather than pay their workers to do nothing.
    well, for the Domestics. Not sure that BMW or MB has that same issue.
    One of the big differences with US v. German manufacturers, is that the German labor unions have a seat on the management council, and are involved in the strategic decision-making for the company.
    Chrysler tried that. Make your own judgement on the result.
    Chrysler didn't have a choice, as they were acquired by Daimler Benz.

    The book "Taken for a Ride" does a great job of examining the merger of the two companies.
    I read that book years ago. It made me a little mad as Chrysler was tarred and feathered, taken advantage of. Such is corporate strategy.

    If I recall correctly the 'merger' was presented as a 'Merger of Equals'. Hardly. Chrysler leadership were certainly gullible and 'Taken for a Ride'. Chrysler hasn't been the same since.
    Chrysler wasn't recovering from the product of the 90's without another bailout the following decade, merger or not. So they haven't been the same since the Dodge Neon was invented, if you ask me.

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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 2,148

    @corvette said:
    I must have watched the wrong Motorweek Cutlass video--they only complained about a warped dash in the one I saw.

    Google “1984 Oldsmobile cutlass supreme motorweek review”

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 16,784
    @nyccarguy,
    I guess I missed a bunch of posts when I was away over Labor Day.
    Sorry to hear about you basement getting flooded.
    You must have gotten a lot of rain from IDA.
    Good luck.
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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 15,138

    @explorerx4 said:
    @nyccarguy,
    I guess I missed a bunch of posts when I was away over Labor Day.
    Sorry to hear about you basement getting flooded.
    You must have gotten a lot of rain from IDA.
    Good luck.

    Thanks for your well wishes. My entire back yard was under 2 feet of water. My fully finished basement flooded as well. Nobody got hurt. All 3 of my cars made it out relatively unscathed. I lost carpeting and a lot of stuff. A few pictures. It’s dried out now. We’ve just got to decide what to do with it. We obviously aren’t going to carpet it again.

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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 2,148

    Would the waterproof vinyl that looks like wood work at all (after you get thoroughly dried out)?

  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 8,772
    mjfloyd1 said:

    Would the waterproof vinyl that looks like wood work at all (after you get thoroughly dried out)?

    I second this recommendation, it seems to be pretty indestructible.
  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 54,375
    That 450SL would have been brand new then, very chic thing at the time.

    Michaell said:

    Each morning, I get news feeds from several outlets put into my inbox. One of them is the LA Times, where one section is an article from their archives. From today's edition:

    From the Sept. 14, 1973, Los Angeles Times: “A new Department of Motor Vehicles policy which provides for the recall of ‘offensive’ personalized license plates is not yet two weeks old, and it is already being challenged.

    “The DMV, which began issuing personalized plates in 1970, now has the legislative authority to recall issued plates ‘if they are considered offensive to good taste and decency.’

    “Last week the first recall notices were sent to Californians.”

    Among the challengers was 39-year-old Encino builder and accountant Burt Blum, who told The Times, “It is a restraint of free expression. Who has the right to decide what’s decent or indecent?”



    This would have been a much better story if the guy was a gastroenterologist.

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,619
    if I end up with another basement when I move, if it isn't already finished, I would do a mini job. Put down a vinyl flooring, with a few cheap throw rugs. Paint the ceiling black (joists, etc.). And paint the walls white. And don't put anything down there worth much. Just the exercise stuff and a TV on a stand.

    that way you can still use it, but if it gets wet, no big deal.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,369
    stickguy said:

    if I end up with another basement when I move, if it isn't already finished, I would do a mini job. Put down a vinyl flooring, with a few cheap throw rugs. Paint the ceiling black (joists, etc.). And paint the walls white. And don't put anything down there worth much. Just the exercise stuff and a TV on a stand.

    that way you can still use it, but if it gets wet, no big deal.

    Or maybe build on a hill with no streams nearby.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,619
    yes. that can work too.

    not being in a low lying spot or near water is a criteria for my new house.

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