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post #11 of 81 (permalink) Old 03-03-2019, 10:39 AM
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The 300 is only continuing because itís cheap to make, much like why the Taurus continued on. Now that CAP is closing to retool for D6 Explorer/Aviator production, itís going away.

FCA has already said the Charger and Challenger are being refreshed for 2021 (still using the LX platform) and Marchionne was already strongly hinting that the 300 wasnít part of the plans for a refresh.

And donít be too in love with the Hemi, as Dodge already says that theyíll be moving to a twin-turbo Pentastar V6, as well as gas/electric performance combos. They might even throw a four banger turbo in the base model.

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I am not a motorcycle guy but I think Harley is having trouble also. Just can't sell $40,000 bikes to younger crowd. Once baby boomers hit seventy they will sell more apparel to them than bikes. I like sedans but have nearly always had a SUV since 83 to satisfy my desire to accumulate stuff. I was without one for two years, but needed something to haul stuff. At he present cost of any car one has to spend money on the most practicable one out there. Since most people don't repair their cars they can't afford to have three different ones to fulfill their needs. Then talk insurance.
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Tesla may be American, but an electric is a very expensive toy. Can't exactly drive it across Texas either. Internal combustion is the only real solution today AND Texas has the oil to fuel them until the end of time. Sedans will come back when people tire of driving ugly tall wagons that handle poorly. Hopefully my current vehicles will make it until there is a viable blue oval replacement.
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Tesla may be American, but an electric is a very expensive toy. Can't exactly drive it across Texas either. Internal combustion is the only real solution today AND Texas has the oil to fuel them until the end of time. Sedans will come back when people tire of driving ugly tall wagons that handle poorly. Hopefully my current vehicles will make it until there is a viable blue oval replacement.

One not common discussion point on electric cars: In cold weather, the battery life can be well less than half. And soon the tax credits will be gone. Then there is competition with cars brands that have dealers and service.


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Sad to think it got the ax again. Honestly I like my Torrent but it doesn't have anywhere near the cargo space my wagon had. I still would love to get my hands on a newer SHO for a DD, or a Gen3 as a toy. Honestly I can't say that I'm surprised that the Sedan is going to be a thing of the past. Take a look at wagons..... they were the car everyone had when you had a family, till the minivan came around, then everyone wanted a minivan. There's very little of them in production now too which has changed over to the Crossovers. The car manufacturers giveth, and taketh.

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One not common discussion point on electric cars: In cold weather, the battery life can be well less than half. And soon the tax credits will be gone. Then there is competition with cars brands that have dealers and service.


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Don't forget that presently there is no road use tax imposed on electric vehicles. But eventually they will have to report mileage to the state and get charged a hefty tax to use the roads. They will probably base it on vehicle weight and mileage. And when will they stop calling them zero emission and realize fossil fuel is burned to generate electricity to charge them.



I was talking to a solar installer at a Home Show yesterday. Three hours of sunlight on average in Ohio per day won't charge an electric car too much.
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This is so sad. I can't believe that Ford is doing this. It makes no sense.

I will probably always keep my Taurus. It's the best car I've ever owned.
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Makes me sad. I love the Taurus so much.
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If I didn't have a '17 Alfa Giulia that I love, I'd pick up a 6th gen Taurus. As it is, I'm going to get another (having owned a few in the past) Gen 3 SHO as a Cars n Coffee car because I think they're an American classic. I loved the out on a limb styling back in the day, and I still do. Well made cars; well-engineered apart from the cam issue, but like Porsche's IMS bearing issue, there's an aftermarket solution.

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This is so sad. I can't believe that Ford is doing this. It makes no sense.
Obviously it makes $en$e to them and unfortunately a look at sales numbers bear it out. Whether it's the Fusion or the Taurus, the sales number for 2018, are @ half of what they were in 2014. The sedan market just isn't there, if it was the manufacturing still would be.

It's SHO time!


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