It's Happening: Marchionne Will Increase Ferrari Production(1 hour ago)I get that they would be dumb not to capitalize on the market. Unfortunately, though, this isn't going to do the brand any good. I would fully believe Marchionne will push for an expanded model line up to include suvs and an even more watered down entry level model.
It's Happening: Marchionne Will Increase Ferrari Production(1 hour ago)And no going up 3,000 more units isn't big. But more laferrari lessens the car's "specialness" and don't think this will stop at 3,000. After they see that those sell they'll go to 12,000. Then 15,000 and so on. This is big corporation mindset running a company that needs to be small.
It's Happening: Marchionne Will Increase Ferrari Production(1 hour ago)Horrible decision. This is what I feared woukd happen. He's already watering down the brand. Good bye Ferrari as we know it. Say hello to a lower exclusivity, probably a suv, and a lot less panache from the brand. Letting luca go was the worst decision they've ever made.
GMC Sierra Carbon Edition Unveiled(22 hours ago)V that version won't ever see the light of day. Pretty much only the work Truck specification can be configured in that build. Not enough of those sell to warrant making a special edition of it. Sadly. Cause a short box regulat can with the 6.2 would be nice.
Forget Turbocharging: All 2015 Toyota Tundras Getting V8s(Sep 11, 2014)V it's not so much that they lie. It's the testing procedures. The EPA test procedures usually yield unrealistic results from test procedures that aren't really equivalent to real world driving. GM, has easily the best V8 full size fuel economy. But by best, it's marginally over the ram. And it even edges out the ecoboost, barely.
Forget Turbocharging: All 2015 Toyota Tundras Getting V8s(Sep 11, 2014)No not at all the best. It's a good truck but it falls quote short of the big three. It's a C frame truck compared to the box frames and it's engines while powerful are terrible on fuel. It's the same truck under the flashy new exterior and interior as it was in 07. That said, it's well priced and optioned. Also not too bad looking.
Forget Turbocharging: All 2015 Toyota Tundras Getting V8s(Sep 11, 2014)But this seems like a bad idea, the 6 thing not the diesel, look at the titan. It's only offered a v8. And it's fuel economy is on par with the tundra, and the titan sales are way down. Tundra is basically the same truck from 07 with just an updated exterior. Toyota is doing better than Nissan but seem to be following poor tactics for full size trucks.
Breaking: Ferrari Chairman di Montezemolo Steps Down(Sep 10, 2014)Porsche is far too clinical. I don't even like Ferrari. At all really. But I'm sad to see this happen. I truly hope Sergio doesn't screw it up. This brand isn't Chrysler or maserati or fiat or any other brand under the fiat umbrella.
Breaking: Ferrari Chairman di Montezemolo Steps Down(Sep 10, 2014)He brought the company to where it is after Enzo died. Before, it was stereotypical Italian. Now they're "Ferrari" they're better. No other top end come close in terms of brand recognition and value. Lamborghini is the other Italian that knows they can't build a faster car so they make it more brash and crazy.
Breaking: Ferrari Chairman di Montezemolo Steps Down(Sep 10, 2014)This was a bad move. I think we may see the end of Ferrari as we know it. Like others have Said, I expect to start seeing a watering down of the brand now. Poor move. Luca knew Ferrari. And was able to make it into a unrivaled brand. They are one of the most established makes, with huge brand equity, but that's all do to luca's choices
Is Ferrari's Chairman Getting Ready to Retire?(Sep 09, 2014)I don't even like Ferrari. But it seems like a massive move of stupidity to let this man go. He knows Ferrari. He has cultivated it into a true world leader of cars. I mean, look at Ferrari's past. They were nice cars, fast, beautiful. But hardly the ideal in reliability or quality. And look at them now. Selling so many they choose to limit production. No other manufactures can claim that. Period.
A Nevada Brothel Owner Helped Secure Tesla's Gigafactory(Sep 08, 2014)V Uh what? That may be the only time something completely stupid had been said by you. But I guess if you're gonna make an idiotic statement, might as well be a doozy. First and biggest clue this couldn't be Bible belt, pure red state Oklahoma, is prostitution is only legal in Nevada. So based off facts from this story alone, there's only one conclusion to come to, Nevada.
Which Pontiac GTO is Better: 1969 Vs. 2006?(Sep 08, 2014)As a prior owner of one with 120k Mikes on it, a good friend with 80k on his and having met several other owners, I've never seen that. Not on a single one. The felt on the doors may peel in really hot climates on older ones
Which Pontiac GTO is Better: 1969 Vs. 2006?(Sep 08, 2014)Well the wheel and tire size issues and the fact the gas tank was in the trunk for American crash regulations. Didn't like that. 18 gallons sitting high up was not good for many reasons. But I guess it wouldn't go up in flames like a pinto if rear ended.
Which Pontiac GTO is Better: 1969 Vs. 2006?(Sep 08, 2014)Point is, what's that so overly lauded mustang weigh now? The camaro? The challenger? The only real drawback to them was too small wheel wells and suspension that prohibited good size tires being put on.
Which Pontiac GTO is Better: 1969 Vs. 2006?(Sep 08, 2014)Y'all bash the new GTO know nothing about them. Heavy maybe but not by much. My 04 weighed in with me and a full tank at 3789 lbs. That was the manual and ls1 the 05-06 were only slightly heavier. They handled very well for their size. I'll admit, styling was a bit bland but that also made them sleepers. Great cars. Thanks Australia. I thoroughly enjoyed mine.
Subaru SUVs are the Real Deal when Fighting Mud(Sep 06, 2014)My Subaru dealership was telling me about the xv they have that comes in about once a month to get new wheel well covers cause he really crosses the shit out of his xv. They're all pretty damn capable offroad. The suvs at least. The WRX like I have hasn't skipped a beat in all the offroad driving I do. And I do A LOT. But it needs more ground clearance, a lot of shit is always bouncing off
The Volkswagen e-Golf Costs How Much?!(Aug 30, 2014)Y'all need to do some research on just how our environment works. Not the biased stuff from the agencies getting kick backs from the companies who make this tech. Carbon dioxide accounts for around .004% of gasses in the atmosphere. Among other statistics... Don't be so quick to jump on the band wagon.
The Volkswagen e-Golf Costs How Much?!(Aug 30, 2014)That's over 10 grand. It would take around 9 years to recoup that from the afore mentioned golf in this article. Which is not realistic. Not many people keep a car for that long anymore. Usually 6-7 year max ownership. This doesn't make financial sense. But people will buy it regardless
Leaked: Check out the Interior of the All-New Mercedes C63 AMG(Aug 30, 2014)No you won't v. And this does look very good. Audi SS with many VAG cars have very nice interiors but they're very understated. This adds a good deal of flare to a performance oriented vehicle and so far looks good. But I'm no fan of merc. If take most any other over them.
Subaru is About to Copy VW's One Platform Philosophy(Aug 30, 2014)Nothing was stopping therm before. But they didn't do that. Now they will. I'm curious as to what this holds for the WRX/STI. Considering they just redid the impreza platform they'll be doing what they did last time. New impreza on a different platform while still producing the old one for the performance variants.
Dodging the Trend: Ram 1500 to Maintain Steel Body(Aug 26, 2014)Guns don't kill. But they can be used for killing. So can fists. Or, even cars. Cars kill more people each year than guns. It's people that kill, Mitchell. I know you don't understand and sadly that's because you've not grown up around them. But don't drink that kool-aid so quickly.
Dodging the Trend: Ram 1500 to Maintain Steel Body(Aug 26, 2014)Ford's smaller tt V6 will rival the economy diesel and undercut it's price. But it won't make as much torque and won't haul as well. The diesel is the best of all world's for a truck owner. Great city milage and great, albeit not as high as the more potent gas engines, towing. But no gasser will ever return milage like a diesel. And probably never touch it's reliability.
Dodging the Trend: Ram 1500 to Maintain Steel Body(Aug 26, 2014)Ram arguably offers more for your money than the other two. Air suspension, or coil rear Springs. 8 speed transmissions, a v8 a v6 and a diesel, more than just long and short bed. The tech in them is great and they look good. Yes the styling is getting a little old compared to the new f150
Ram Boosts 2015 Truck Lineup to 865 lb-ft of Torque(Aug 25, 2014)Mitchell is not fact is your opinion. I've owned a ram 2500. It dad a great truck. The Cummins is a superb engine. And the new ram (ram is its own company now, under fiat same as Dodge and jeep are separate) is a very very good truck. Stick to your knowledge base.
How Much Does the 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Cost?(Aug 25, 2014)I actually like the hell cat (engine bay) more. You can see the valve covers and whatnot else of the engine. But then I may not have seen the production engine so far. As only one I've seen is the engine with the bare aluminum super on top.
How Much Does the 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Cost?(Aug 24, 2014)Aluminum or not it is visually very unimpressive. Which it could have been at least good looking. But even with the cover I certainly wouldn't mind opening the hood to see this if it were in my garage.