Comments for TheDetroitBureau.com http://www.thedetroitbureau.com The Voice of the Automotive World Thu, 18 Oct 2018 19:19:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 Comment on Ford, VW Looking at Potentially Major Alliance by Vic http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2018/10/ford-vw-looking-at-potentially-major-alliance/comment-page-1/#comment-963908 Vic Thu, 18 Oct 2018 19:19:07 +0000 http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/?p=130619#comment-963908 An equity swap makes sense, but will the Ford family willingly become the 2nd largest shareholder in the family business? An equity swap makes sense, but will the Ford family willingly become the 2nd largest shareholder in the family business?

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Comment on German Automakers Face 50:50 Chance of Collapse, VW CEO Warns by Paul A. Eisenstein http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2018/10/german-automakers-face-5050-chance-of-collapse-vw-ceo-warns/comment-page-1/#comment-963900 Paul A. Eisenstein Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:23:08 +0000 http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/?p=130591#comment-963900 Nothing yet, Allen, but there could be new technologies by the middle of the coming decade. Nothing yet, Allen, but there could be new technologies by the middle of the coming decade.

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Comment on Porsche May Add Battery-Electric Macan Next, Hints CFO by Paul A. Eisenstein http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2018/10/porsche-may-add-battery-electric-macan-next-hints-cfo/comment-page-1/#comment-963899 Paul A. Eisenstein Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:22:26 +0000 http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/?p=130595#comment-963899 Drivetrain technologies, especially amongst performance cars, have very distinct personalities: torque curves, torque vectoring, exhaust notes, etc. That differentiation would be far less distinct with BEVs. Drivetrain technologies, especially amongst performance cars, have very distinct personalities: torque curves, torque vectoring, exhaust notes, etc. That differentiation would be far less distinct with BEVs.

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Comment on Average Age of Vehicles in the U.S. is Higher than Ever by Paul A. Eisenstein http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2018/10/average-age-of-vehicles-in-the-u-s-is-higher-than-ever/comment-page-1/#comment-963898 Paul A. Eisenstein Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:20:59 +0000 http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/?p=130539#comment-963898 Can't give you hard numbers but it should be modest. Even if there were 1 million true collector vehicles of 50 years average age amongst nearly 300 mil fleet, well, you can do the math. Can’t give you hard numbers but it should be modest. Even if there were 1 million true collector vehicles of 50 years average age amongst nearly 300 mil fleet, well, you can do the math.

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Comment on German Automakers Face 50:50 Chance of Collapse, VW CEO Warns by Chops http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2018/10/german-automakers-face-5050-chance-of-collapse-vw-ceo-warns/comment-page-1/#comment-963891 Chops Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:14:25 +0000 http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/?p=130591#comment-963891 The law of unintended consequences may strike again... The law of unintended consequences may strike again…

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Comment on Average Age of Vehicles in the U.S. is Higher than Ever by Allen http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2018/10/average-age-of-vehicles-in-the-u-s-is-higher-than-ever/comment-page-1/#comment-963890 Allen Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:33:31 +0000 http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/?p=130539#comment-963890 How much of an impact do collector vehicles have on these numbers? How much of an impact do collector vehicles have on these numbers?

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Comment on Porsche May Add Battery-Electric Macan Next, Hints CFO by Allen http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2018/10/porsche-may-add-battery-electric-macan-next-hints-cfo/comment-page-1/#comment-963889 Allen Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:30:27 +0000 http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/?p=130595#comment-963889 "...finding ways to differentiate their electric offerings from key competitors...". The only thing that has changed is the drivetrain. All ICE vehicles have essentially the same drivetrain, yet these cars are sufficiently differentiated in the minds of the consumers. Are BEVs some kind of perception issue for consumers? “…finding ways to differentiate their electric offerings from key competitors…”. The only thing that has changed is the drivetrain. All ICE vehicles have essentially the same drivetrain, yet these cars are sufficiently differentiated in the minds of the consumers. Are BEVs some kind of perception issue for consumers?

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Comment on GM Offers First-Ever Extended Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty by Allen http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2018/10/gm-offers-first-ever-extended-bumper-to-bumper-warranty/comment-page-1/#comment-963888 Allen Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:03:53 +0000 http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/?p=130560#comment-963888 A warranty is only viable if the manufacturer is willing to honor it. Historically, this is not always the case. A warranty is only viable if the manufacturer is willing to honor it. Historically, this is not always the case.

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Comment on German Automakers Face 50:50 Chance of Collapse, VW CEO Warns by Allen http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2018/10/german-automakers-face-5050-chance-of-collapse-vw-ceo-warns/comment-page-1/#comment-963887 Allen Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:59:05 +0000 http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/?p=130591#comment-963887 Isn't there a viable battery other than lithium-ion, or other technology (such as capacitors) that can be used? Perhaps, just as it was in the early days of the automobile (late 19th, early 20th century) when the question was gas, steam or electric, maybe now it is battery, fuel cell, capacitor. Isn’t there a viable battery other than lithium-ion, or other technology (such as capacitors) that can be used? Perhaps, just as it was in the early days of the automobile (late 19th, early 20th century) when the question was gas, steam or electric, maybe now it is battery, fuel cell, capacitor.

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Comment on GM Offers First-Ever Extended Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty by Randy Owens http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2018/10/gm-offers-first-ever-extended-bumper-to-bumper-warranty/comment-page-1/#comment-963884 Randy Owens Tue, 16 Oct 2018 04:48:14 +0000 http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/?p=130560#comment-963884 gm still does not get it. to COMPETE the ALL warranty must be INCLUDED at NO ADDITIONAL COST and go for MORE MILES. foreign makers will continue to kick gm's butt until. gm still does not get it. to COMPETE the ALL warranty must be INCLUDED at NO ADDITIONAL COST and go for MORE MILES. foreign makers will continue to kick gm’s butt until.

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