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Forum: Member Galleries 12-31-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 43,215
Posted By Downshift
Keep up the great work! Watching your drawings...

Keep up the great work! Watching your drawings improve like that is an inspiration. Makes me want to try my hand at car design again. Nicely done!
Forum: General Vehicle Discussions, Opinions and Questions 12-31-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,449
Posted By Downshift
You mean to tell me that after years of preaching...

You mean to tell me that after years of preaching scales of economy and then finally hooking up with Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep, Marchionne plans on just letting them go? Is SM just a con-man or is...
Forum: General Vehicle Discussions, Opinions and Questions 12-30-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,449
Posted By Downshift
[quote][As for Jaguar "doing it", Jaguar--were it...

[quote][As for Jaguar "doing it", Jaguar--were it not for the promise of the F Pace--would be unsustainable as a brand by itself. Land Rover profits were the only thing keeping Jaguar alive because...
Forum: General Vehicle Discussions, Opinions and Questions 12-29-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,449
Posted By Downshift
I think there are a few routes FCA could go to...

I think there are a few routes FCA could go to battle back, but it all hinges on the whims of its mercurial leader. Using the Giulia platform to underpin new rwd offerings for Chrysler would be a...
Forum: General Vehicle Discussions, Opinions and Questions 12-27-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,449
Posted By Downshift
I have a sneaking suspicion that Marchionne was...

I have a sneaking suspicion that Marchionne was hedging his bets when he made RAM its own brand. He knows pickups and commercial vehicles have pretty good margins, so if he shutters the rest of the...
Forum: General Vehicle Discussions, Opinions and Questions 12-26-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,449
Posted By Downshift
I completely and totally agree that their...

I completely and totally agree that their position is tenuous at best. However, as long as gas prices stay where they are and Jeep is still in the fold, there is still some hope for FCA in the short...
Forum: General Vehicle Discussions, Opinions and Questions 12-26-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,449
Posted By Downshift
How to save FCA

I'm curious as to the opinions of my fellow posters as to how you would go about saving FCA on a brand by brand basis. For instance, what products would you change / add / delete to make Fiat a...
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 03-03-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,342
Posted By Downshift
Strangely familiar

I don't happen to have the image handy for the purposes of comparison, but if you guys take a look at the Dodge Hornet concept from a few years back, you'll see more than a passing resemblance to it...
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 02-13-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,871
Posted By Downshift
Funny you should say that. My GTI had a HUGE...

Funny you should say that. My GTI had a HUGE problem with the exterior door trim bits falling off at random. I can't tell you how many times I had to have them "re-glued".

I own a Hyundai...
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 02-13-2012, 02:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,871
Posted By Downshift
Be careful what you wish for! Hyundai is going...

Be careful what you wish for! Hyundai is going like a house on fire and it'll be only a matter of time before they crack the steering/suspension code.

Having owned a GTI, I couldn't agree with...
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 02-12-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,871
Posted By Downshift
I think the new Elantra GT will offer up a...

I think the new Elantra GT will offer up a sportier suspension since it was designed for Europe before it was sent here.
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 02-12-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 33,178
Posted By Downshift
I don't get it......does Mitsubishi WANT to go...

I don't get it......does Mitsubishi WANT to go out of business?
Forum: Concept Cars 01-28-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,688
Posted By Downshift
They're no longer cutting it!!!!!!!!!!!!

They're no longer cutting it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Concept Cars 01-28-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,688
Posted By Downshift
Do any of the major Japanese players use a...

Do any of the major Japanese players use a designer that wasn't already part of the company? I mean, look at Kia. Their products have improved dramatically quality-wise, but if they didn't have...
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 01-24-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,344
Posted By Downshift
I think it's not selling well because its dealer...

I think it's not selling well because its dealer base is virtually non-existent. I've seen the Kizashi at several shows and it's a very impressive little car. Fit and finish are great and the...
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 02-27-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 21,369
Posted By Downshift
Pardon the pun, but Lamborghini will always be...

Pardon the pun, but Lamborghini will always be "the bull" to Ferrari's China shop. Their lineup has always been big on bravado and I think that's what attracts people to the brand. If I'm looking...
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 02-26-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 21,369
Posted By Downshift
Hopefully, that will be changing soon. I admit...

Hopefully, that will be changing soon. I admit that there is some significant product overlap withing the VW empire, but I think there is some room to position each "prestige" brand to occupy its...
Forum: Concept Cars 02-26-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,436
Posted By Downshift
I think if a few of the less kitschy details made...

I think if a few of the less kitschy details made it into the next generation Mini it would move the design language forward a bit. I know not everyone likes the headlights, but that could be a new...
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 02-26-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 21,369
Posted By Downshift
Absolutely incredible! Is it just me, or is Audi...

Absolutely incredible! Is it just me, or is Audi the best thing that ever happened to Lamborghini? Do we know who's responsible for this rolling piece of artwork?
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 09-17-2008, 04:10 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 27,886
Posted By Downshift
Is it just me, or do you guys also see a bit of...

Is it just me, or do you guys also see a bit of 4-door Civic in the rear 3/4 angle?
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 09-12-2008, 03:10 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 27,886
Posted By Downshift
I think it's a pretty solid effort all around. ...

I think it's a pretty solid effort all around. I'm just hoping that the production interior lives up to what the concept exterior was promising. I'm guessing they might still be fine tuning a few...
Forum: General Vehicle Discussions, Opinions and Questions 08-22-2008, 03:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,060
Posted By Downshift
Playing general manager for FoMoCo

Let's say you had the unenviable task of turning around Ford Motor Company's North American operations. What changes would you make to the automaker's current lineup in order to get things moving in...
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