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  1. I don't consider Mustang GT's to be affordable these days. I think the last affordable Mustang V8 was the LX 5.0 of the 90's. Putting the hybrid on the V8 makes sense to me because people willing to purchase expensive Mustangs generally want V8's.
  2. Mercury lost its reason to exist with the death of the Grand Marquis. No one cared about Milan, Mountaineer, Mariner, Sable, etc., and most of the people who cared about Grand Marquis were dead or in the nursing home by 2011. I have a 2010 Grand Marquis myself but I was born 20 years too late.
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    Reuters: Cadillac moving to electric

    Cadillac may have given up chasing after BMW and Mercedes and now will chase after Tesla. CT6 might have succeeded if it looked like the Elmiraj and had the 6.2L V6 standard.
  4. ehaase

    Ford Barra Straight-six successor

    A turbo straight six is how FCA will replace the 5.7L Hemi, but I see no evidence Ford or GM will go in this direction.
  5. ehaase

    GM Novenber 2018 Sales

    I won't be surprised if Corvette eventually is GM"s only car in North America.
  6. I would love a new Thunderbird but Ford couldn't sell more than 6,000 per year.
  7. Are Atlas and Passat using all the capacity at the Chattanooga plant? I have a hard time seeing VW needing more capacity in North America.
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    GM Novenber 2018 Sales

    Looking at those sales figures, I predict GM will discontinue several more car models within the next 18 months.
  9. If GM were to get rid of GMC, it would have happened during the bankruptcy. GMC sells better than ever. Mercury sales were plummeting when it was dropped. If Aviator flops, I could easily see Ford giving up on Lincoln, but hopefully Aviator is a great success.
  10. Mercury's reason to exist ended with the death of the Grand Marquis. Nobody cared about the Milan and Mariner. The GMC Sierra, Yukon, and the Denali trim still have a following. Only the big Mercurys and the Cougar in its heyday had much of a following.
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    GM to close Oshawa (Canada) plant

    I expect Sonic, Malibu, and Regal to be dropped, and more electric cars to go into the Sonic plant.
  12. Chevrolet trucks and GMC trucks are very profitable, so keeping both makes sense. Resurrecting the money losing Pontiac brand makes no sense.
  13. GM needs to close more plants than just these - http://www.curbsideclassic.com/blog/news/todays-industry-news-gm-still-has-massive-overcapacity-toyota-launches-several-new-sedan-variants/
  14. Probably a line Ford won't cross, but Ford versions of the Tennessee produced Passat and Mexican Jetta to replace Fusion and Focus would be interesting but very unlikely.
  15. I love the Gran Torino Squire and Montego MX Villager, then the 1977 LTD II Squire and Cougar Villager. The Country Squire, LTD Wagon, Country Sedan, and Ranch Wagon were even bigger.