Comments for TheDetroitBureau.com http://www.thedetroitbureau.com The Voice of the Automotive World Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:57:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 Comment on And Another One Bites the Dust: Farewell Mercedes SLC by Art Martins http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2019/02/and-another-one-bites-the-dust-farewell-mercedes-slc/comment-page-1/#comment-965239 Art Martins Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:57:08 +0000 http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/?p=133867#comment-965239 The ongoing assault of the SUV is claiming yet another victim. Now it is a convertible. The attitudes of the Detroit makers are astounding to me. Gas prices are going to rise to 4 or 5 bucks. I don't know when, but they will. Where will the Detroit makers be when the SUV craze crashes? Bankrupt because the Japanese and Korean transplants will be ready with fuel efficient CARS! Mark my words, it will happen... The ongoing assault of the SUV is claiming yet another victim. Now it is a convertible. The attitudes of the Detroit makers are astounding to me. Gas prices are going to rise to 4 or 5 bucks. I don’t know when, but they will. Where will the Detroit makers be when the SUV craze crashes? Bankrupt because the Japanese and Korean transplants will be ready with fuel efficient CARS!
Mark my words, it will happen…

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Comment on Ghosn’s Lawyer Blasts Japanese Prosecutors, Nissan by John http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2019/02/ghosns-lawyer-blasts-japanese-prosecutors-nissan/comment-page-1/#comment-965238 John Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:10:04 +0000 http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/?p=133874#comment-965238 Japan's 'justice' system is a sham. Ghosn is being treated worse than a mass murderer would in the USA, for nothing more than a corporate power struggle. Nissan execs should be ashamed for what they are responsible for. Japan’s ‘justice’ system is a sham. Ghosn is being treated worse than a mass murderer would in the USA, for nothing more than a corporate power struggle. Nissan execs should be ashamed for what they are responsible for.

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Comment on Tesla Readying to Lease Model 3s to Employees by John http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2019/02/tesla-readying-to-lease-model-3s-to-employees/comment-page-1/#comment-965237 John Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:01:49 +0000 http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/?p=133889#comment-965237 I can only assume that the long list of people who made deposits on the Model 3 disappeared. Is it time to find Lee Iaccoca to pitch Teslas, "Buy a car, get a check." I can only assume that the long list of people who made deposits on the Model 3 disappeared.

Is it time to find Lee Iaccoca to pitch Teslas, “Buy a car, get a check.”

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Comment on Honda Recalls 106K Ridgeline Trucks by John http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2019/02/honda-recalls-106k-ridgeline-trucks/comment-page-1/#comment-965236 John Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:56:00 +0000 http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/?p=133892#comment-965236 I imagine Honda won't be the only company affected by this issue. All OEMs need to learn about this mysterious soap. This should be a good forum to collect info. I imagine Honda won’t be the only company affected by this issue. All OEMs need to learn about this mysterious soap. This should be a good forum to collect info.

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Comment on Japan Waiting on US for Signal on Trade Talks by Dave Suton http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2019/02/japan-waiting-on-us-for-signal-on-trade-talks/comment-page-1/#comment-965233 Dave Suton Thu, 21 Feb 2019 05:04:40 +0000 http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/?p=133862#comment-965233 Japan has had the monopoly on one way trade for far too long. Hope Trump sticks it to the Japanese the way they've stuck it too Americans for the last 45+ years of trade imbalance. Then he should go after Korea the same way Japan has had the monopoly on one way trade for far too long. Hope Trump sticks it to the Japanese the way they’ve stuck it too Americans for the last 45+ years of trade imbalance.
Then he should go after Korea the same way

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Comment on Tesla Readying to Lease Model 3s to Employees by kent beuchert http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2019/02/tesla-readying-to-lease-model-3s-to-employees/comment-page-1/#comment-965231 kent beuchert Wed, 20 Feb 2019 21:46:12 +0000 http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/?p=133889#comment-965231 As much trouble as Tesla has in providing repairs and maintenance, leasing cars makes zero sense. So where is all of that "insanely strong demand for the Model 3"?? As much trouble as Tesla has in providing repairs and maintenance, leasing cars makes zero sense.
So where is all of that “insanely strong demand for the Model 3″??

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Comment on Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Partnering With Google by Paul A. Eisenstein http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2019/02/renault-nissan-mitsubishi-alliance-partnering-with-google/comment-page-1/#comment-965215 Paul A. Eisenstein Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:51:51 +0000 http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/?p=133800#comment-965215 Thanks for the catch! Thanks for the catch!

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Comment on Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Partnering With Google by veh http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2019/02/renault-nissan-mitsubishi-alliance-partnering-with-google/comment-page-1/#comment-965214 veh Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:26:21 +0000 http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/?p=133800#comment-965214 "post-ghost era." On purpose, or damn you autocorrect? “post-ghost era.”

On purpose, or damn you autocorrect?

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Comment on GMC Unveils 2020 Acadia by John http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2019/02/gmc-unveils-2020-acadia/comment-page-1/#comment-965213 John Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:34:18 +0000 http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/?p=133793#comment-965213 Big mistake leading a Monday with this 'reveal.' Tough enough to stay awake on a Monday. Big mistake leading a Monday with this ‘reveal.’ Tough enough to stay awake on a Monday.

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Comment on Amazon Becoming Lead Investor in Rivian by Paul A. Eisenstein http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2019/02/amazon-becoming-lead-investor-in-rivian/comment-page-1/#comment-965208 Paul A. Eisenstein Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:01:00 +0000 http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/?p=133776#comment-965208 Dan, As you can see, GM did not join the initial round the other day. Let's see if they do, indeed, go with Rivian or decide to do this entirely in-house. That said, turning to an outside company that has already done the heavy lifting may make sense v starting entirely from scratch. While GM IS developing a new, modular electric architecture that can cover a wide range of products it likely would not include such heavy lifters as a Silverado/Sierra or Suburban. If Rivian's platform is as good as it comes across, it may simply be more expedient and cost effective to adopt its platform. Recall, throughout its history, GM routinely acquired companies that had answers it didn't including Fisher Body. So, such a move would actually echo what the company did when it was at its most successful. Paul E. Dan, As you can see, GM did not join the initial round the other day. Let’s see if they do, indeed, go with Rivian or decide to do this entirely in-house. That said, turning to an outside company that has already done the heavy lifting may make sense v starting entirely from scratch. While GM IS developing a new, modular electric architecture that can cover a wide range of products it likely would not include such heavy lifters as a Silverado/Sierra or Suburban. If Rivian’s platform is as good as it comes across, it may simply be more expedient and cost effective to adopt its platform.

Recall, throughout its history, GM routinely acquired companies that had answers it didn’t including Fisher Body. So, such a move would actually echo what the company did when it was at its most successful.

Paul E.

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