I’ve read that it’s likely all American car manufacturers will stop making cars in the next few years.
“Ive read that its likely all American car manufacturers will stop making cars in the next few years.”
What I’ve read is that GM is 85% non-autos, Ford is 95%, and Chrysler is 97%.
The truth of the matter is that CAFE standards have ruled out the automobiles that people liked. We’ve had one Ford Explorer and two Chevrolet Avalanches. They replaced our Chevy Kingswood Estate Wagon. We’re not looking for a high-milage vehicle. We want something that can carry a payload, pull a trailer, and give a great deal of comfort and safety. In today’s “adversarial” method of driving, having basically a pickup truck-sized vehicle is a distinct advantage. Just use your turn signals and you can pretty much change lanes as you choose, while all the rice, kim-chee and kraut cars cower. For me, all GM has to do is to continue producing the Corvette!
Story on Drudge says the single-family home may be a thing of the past too...
So the only selection will end up being golfcarts and exotics. Is nothing immune from being Europeanized to absolute blandness?
I just hope that playing the depreciated luxury car game will still be as viable down the road as it can be now. It’ll be about the only way I’ll get anything I’d want if that’s the case.
Why yes, I also like RWD landyachts. I just don’t care for the complexity that the luxury ones bring to the table. Can a modern Crown Vic or 90’s Caprice/Impala/Roadmaster not be too much to ask?