Spam ... can't even spell "Hyundai" right, and Daewoo no longer exists.
Ford released pricing for the 2015 F-150 this morning. Summary:
XL and XLT will see a price increase of $395 over the 2014 model, while Lariat will see a price increase of $895 over the 2014 model.
XL, XLT, and Lariat are expected to comprise 85% of F-150 sales. XL, XLT, and Lariat starting prices are $26,615, $31,890, and $39,880, respectively, and all prices include the $1,195 shipping fee. For comparison, the base Chevy Silverado starts at $27,670, $1,000 more than the XL.
King Ranch will see a price increase of $3,515 over the 2014 model. The starting price is $49,460.
Platinum will see a price increase of $3,015 over the 2014 model. The starting price is $52,155.
FX4, Harley-Davidson, and Limited have been canned for 2015. I think there's an FX4 option (not a separate trim level) for 2015, but I'm not entirely sure.
For all of the people bemoaning the price increases they expected, I think that the increases are reasonable - especially with the XL, XLT, and Lariat models. I would surmise that the King Ranch and Platinum models incorporate features and options from the departed FX4, H-D, and Limited models, which may partly explain the price increase for those trucks.
Can't be marketed? Really? The diabetics I know HATE needles. One of them, the only thing he hates more than needles is the insulin pump he's forced to use.
If you really think that Dreamboat is comparable to Exubera's bong, you're smoking something ...
If you were smart like some of us, you'd have bought when Ford was in the single digits. Now THAT is long-term investing.
Good results, Europe is back in the black, and the price is holding firm. This is what I like to see. :-)
StockWhiz, what do you think now?
- Dodge Ram puts out over 400 horsepower has more torque and gets way better gas mileage than F150 and costs over $10,000 less -
Show us a RAM truck that puts out over 400 horsepower, gets nearly 30mpg, and costs $10,000 less ... oh, that's right, you can't.
Wow, they missed the city MPG rating by 50%?
I don't recall the C-MAX or the Fusion hybrids missing it by that much.
Q, it will be interesting to see if Ford offers the 3.2L Power Stroke turbodiesel in the new F-150 at some point. I'm sure they're watching to see how Dodge does with its 3.0L EcoDiesel ...
OK, thanks. I was not aware that the PFE executives tied to Exubera are no longer at PFE.
Don't know about GSK, but I'd think that after the failure of Exubera, PFE would be skittish regarding inhaled insulin. Maybe minds have changed at PFE?
For a number of reasons, I have my doubts that MNKD will go it alone:
1) MNKD has no sales force to speak of; starting a sales force from scratch is very difficult, time-consuming, and expensive
2) Now that Afrezza has been approved, MNKD needs to start generating revenue; creating a sales force from scratch will delay that revenue stream longer than it would to partner with someone else
3) As much money as Al Mann has put into this, he's going to want to start seeing some return on it, which leads me to
4) I can imagine an outright sale of the company happening before MNKD tries to market Afrezza on its own.
That being said, do I see an outright sale happening? Not anytime soon, unless someone offers absolutely ridiculous money for the company(in which case, take the money and run!!!!).
Maybe I'm missing something, and if so, feel free to point it out.
I am looking at APP right now, waiting to see how things settle after the ouster of its CEO.
Agreed. The new truck will not be early to market, and given how critical this launch is, it shouldn't be rushed.
There is a saying in the information technology biz:
"Good, fast, cheap: pick any two."
I think it applies equally well to the car biz.