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The PROBLEM with these autos is the Manufacturers unwillingness to build them NOW! sure they show them off and give proported statistics but they won't go into production until farther down the road (no pun intended) and by then the public will have forgotten all about them and they will continue spewing out gutless gas misers or fuel guzzling non-techno muscle cars...THEY need to build sensible general public driver vehicles with top techno savvy equipment that can be better for the operator, enviornment, pocket book!
I would love to get rid of my 2009 Toyota Camry and replace it with a well made, reliable, American made car that will not cost my first born child but we seem to continue to make large expensive bombs! I hate the cars that Detroit and other American car makers are throwing out and I do mean throwing. The soon to arrive Caddy is nice but what will the thing cost?
I want to see an unusual, sporty, reliable, and non-gas guzzling creation come out of Detroit! Can we not do this and before anyone utters the word Ford - I'm an Army Veteran and after the Gulf War I did my duty at home and purchased an American made car - a Ford. This creation was the worst car that I ever had and the very last American made vehicle that I have purchased since then. Luckily I purchased the car brand new and my state had a lemon law!
Again, I would love to spend my money at home but when you visit a car lot, ask the salesman what they drive and if they don't drive the cars that they are selling i.e. American, drive away!
Don't be hatin, some people prefer to spend their money on a US made car, a car made on US soil, by a US owned company, and yes, Ford is the only one left.
If you choose to support fiat, and send your money to italy, that's your business.
God Bless America!
Where were the cars you can use? Do you really think a production car the average guy can buy is truly "fast"? When your tires run $2500 a set and your engine pumps out 500 or so ponies, maybe then you can begin to imagine you have some claim on performance. Ahh...but then you'd have to actually drive such a beast...on public roads...sheetmetal doesn't make you fast.
It is amazing to me that you can get all of the $60,000 diesel engined 15 - 25 mpg vehicles you want, but are not allowed to even look at the current production really nice $20K or so 45-65 mpg TDI cars and trucks that Ford, GM, Toyota, Nissan, Chrysler, etc. sell everywhere else in the world. What is it about low mark up, better-than-hybrid economy, small turbodiesel cars that makes them such an anathema to corporate sales groups? Maybe the lack of 10 years of dealer only maintenance that follows the trendy hybrid like a remora?
The article had a lot of "Oooohh, so shiny!!" going for it but little to make me get rid of my 3.slow powered 1994 Toyota Pickup or its friend the asphalt-shredding 100BHP 2006 Scion xA. I put a lot of windshield time in, and the thing I notice about powerful cars is that mostly they aren't driven any faster that the speed limit. Maybe driving around in a ticket-sucking device wears on you - I dunno. What I do know is that there is a difference between wants and needs. If your wants start cutting into your rent and food money, maybe it's time to rethink your priorities. It seems to me that every car in your selection was primarily built to lull folks into believing that they were buying a lot more than was actually there, that the car was really doing something for them. I have a good laugh every time I blitz around an 600 HP Mercedes AMG running along at 65MPH in my Sky-on; why not just get a Corolla and invest your money instead?
At the end of the day a paid-for vehicle with good tires and an empty curvy road do more for you than a $400-a-month status-symbol you're afraid to scratch up or drive hard. Nobody will ever walk up to you and give you a $100 bill because you bought a new 2012 XYZ. Never impoverish yourself over a vehicle. One of the funniest things in the world to me is seeing an $80K car waiting in line for cheap gas. One of the saddest is seeing someone sell their car at a big loss because they couldn't afford the insurance or license fees.
I have news for you. Chrysler had the most sales out of the big three last quarter. Mopar is on the way back and there is nothing people suffering from blue oval brain washing can do about it.
You want to drive a machine? Drive the new 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392. It looks absolutely menacing compared to the Mustang or the Camaro and 470HP & 470 Torque will set you back in the seat.
You should actually check out a vehicle and what the manufacturer has to offer before making slanderous remarks about their product. The drastic improvements Mopar has made to their vehicles have not gone unnoticed by the buyers.
2012 and im still sporting the 95 saturn sl1 lol the porsche looks awesome but the sonic looks gay with the exception of the vette gm hasnt made anything good since 2009