Skip to comments.Ford is basically giving up on US car business, and GM is not far behind
Posted on 04/26/2018 2:35:14 PM PDT by Red Badger
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RAM tough! Yeah, it is sad. Guess muscle car values are getting ready to jump.
Chrysler should come out with a new Imperial, based on a str tched and widened Hemi 300. Theyd capture the Town Car and limo business.
The vintage stuff probably.
Some of Ford’s little cars are really sharp looking, and I’m sure they provide good value for young people and others.
I suppose I am addressing some of the smaller what you’d call crossovers though.
It will be interesting exactly what these manufacturers are thinking as they plan to phase out.
It might now be quite as cut and dried as some folks think.
Fantastic opportunity for a domestic upstart car company, making sedans with fresh ground-up designs, using high-tech innovation in every aspect from doorhandles to manufacturing robotics. Would be amazing if there were one suitably situated, just starting to produce sedans in the $30-50k range, leveraging the latest drivetrain technology. A brilliant charismatic risk-taking CEO could work wonders. I wonder who might be best positioned to grab this sudden gap in American automotive innovation...
Long gone are the days when as a GM customer it showed you moving up in society as your car tastes changed. First, the Chevrolet, then the Pontiac, followed by the Oldsmobile, up to the Buick, topped off by Cadillac for the truly wealthy (or ostentatious in debt). What’s left of the five??
Ford and GM are following Chryslers lead.
Chrysler quit making cars years ago. Yeah, they still might have the 300/Charger/Challenger platform, but those ancient relics are riding on a 14 year old platform.
So then, the market for passenger cars, ordinary four door sedans, whatever the technical term for those vehicles is, that market will be filled by Nissan, Toyota, Hyundai, etc???
If Lee Iacocca was still around - you can bet he’d be all over that.
Iacocca would take a car (K Car for example) and make 15 different models out of it.
And they would all sell quite well.
What are the rental car companies going to do now? Small sedans are their staple.
Last time gas hit $4.00 plus a gallon, truck sales tanked. Place your bets gentleman.
Government regulation and unions.
Is there anything they can’t do?
There are very few cars anyone would really want to own. The government forced manufacturers to pair teeny engines with expensive computers and mount them on wheels. You don’t even get bench seats for summer nights by the lake!
The Lincoln line of cars were beautiful sedans but now look like any other box on wheels, only wearing mom jeans.
EVs. That’s where it is going.
They can’t make a buck off the sedans.
Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Mazda.......................
My 2003 Lincoln Town Car runs nice.....................
Build cars people can afford..................
I HATE SUV's. And STAY IN YOUR LANE, B*TCHES.
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