"Motor Trend" evaluated the 3 trucks, results released today online. I recommend all of you read that report. Bottom line. They rated the Ram EcoDiesel #1. A very extensive evaluation, well written and very well documented.
Perhaps a better comparison might be using the new twin turbo 2.7 V6. It's a less expensive upgrade in the F series than the twin turbo 3.5. The 2.7 costs $495 whereas the 3.5 costs $995.
I suspect Ford went with the twin turbo direction as they really didn't have much choice left with only the 5.0 and 6.2 V8 designs. Truth be known however, real world those twin turbo V6's eat gas seriously when driven hard. Betcha.
A better idea? Republicans fielding a Presidential Ticket - a WINNING ticket for a change. Come on, Romney and Palin? You guys - get a life. Clinton/Castro 2016. That's who you gotta beat. Giving me a bunch of "thumbs down" only proves my point.
Now. Onto some fun stuff. ATS-V sedan and coupe. Major new models with the CTS-V and CT6 next year. Twin turbo V6 and Twin turbo V8.. Forget "Fleetwood", "Eldorado", "Seville" etc. That's ancient history kinda stuff.
I hope Cadillac quietly puts the XTS to rest and gives the twin turbo V6 to the Buick LaCrosse in it's next redo. A Buick LaCrosse Super might be really nice. Keep Buick FWD and Cadillac RWD.
I find it of interest that Foreign auto makers fall all over themselves buidling huge assembly plants in the South. I wonder why? High unemployment means lots of cheap labor??? Perhaps they'll get some off the unemployment payrole.
OK boys and girls. They're officially "here". With the CTS-V coming in January and the CT6 later in 2015. A reminder that Mercedes and BMW aren't the only builders capable of really good stuff. Make mine a black sedan with track pack and the 8 speed automatic. With the uprated twin turbo 3.6 @ 455 horsepower and 445 pounds feet of torque.
GWB - Don't forget the weapons of mass destruction. How many soldiers did we lose?
Jack Roush appeared here a week ago @ Rogers Ford his largest seller of Roush modified Mustangs and F series trucks in the US. He brought his latest 2015 modified Mustang - it's super great. He pressed the flesh with a large crowd and signed dashboards in current inventory and for customers. Nice guy. Great PR.
Be careful what you wish for. In 2016 33 seats in the Senate up for re-election of which 23 are Republicans. Hillary will clean house - count on it. Jeez - Republicans can't see past the end of their noses.
I've no position in Tuesday Morning's stock - nor do I plan to get one. My points come from having "been there, done that" in Tuesday Morning as a Store Manager. Ms Mason and her flunkies nearly ruined a good thing. Being in a particularly well managed situation now, it's very easy to compare and contrast. It's still difficult to understand why Ms Mason let things get so badly screwed up. The local stores do look much better and I applaud that. Merchandise? School's still out on that issue.
Oh well. We shall see, what we shall see.
Perhaps it's well past time for you to get out and check the competition. I base my comments upon the knowledge of Tuesday Morning from 5 years as a Store Manager. And a total now of nearly 30 years in retail management. What worked for Tuesday Morning 10 years ago, and Ms. Mason flushed down the toilet, would work again. It was the really high end closeouts that brought in the ladies with money. We were showing some really fabulous closeouts - Lalique, Waterford, Ralph Lauren Home floor and table lamps, Thomas Kincaid framed prints AND Daum art deco crystal from France. Gorgeous Italian bed linens - and the list goes on and on.
Pray tell me? Where are these lines now? Not at Tuesday Morning.
Don't cast stones toward Bed, Bath and Beyond. Those stores are beautifully set with excellent merchandising. Pier One is another example of excellent merchandising. And let us not forget TJ Max/Home. Lovely stores.
The monthly flyers simply do not contain any really exciting merchandise. Advertising ordinary merchandise available all over town, why bother? Especially when the shopping experience elsewhere is so much nicer. Bed, Bath and Beyond presents a fine example of quality "home" related merchandise with easy ordering of an item not currently in stock. Oh well. Times change - Tuesday Morning hasn't.
Republican hatred toward President Obama remains the real tragedy for the Country. A short-term win this fall by the GOP won't change the downward spiral of the GOP into 2016.
The Challenger remains a coupe version of the Charger. Not ideal and very hefty. The coming Camaro's evolution in styling won't scare off the diehards. The platform change changes the basic proportions somewhat by shortening the car and removing weight.
The coming Camaro update won't be vastly different in styling than the current model - a good thing IMHO. I updated my ATS 3.6 with a K&N air filter and a pair of Magnaflow mufflers in the rear. Talk about performance improvement? WOW And upped my fuel mileage. My most recent 3500 mile round-trip via I-20 and I-10 saw as much as 28.6 average mpg and ended up @ 27.8 mpg. I continue to hold an average 25.8 mpg around town. EPA is 23 mpg city and 28 highway. I just turned 25,000 miles so my ATS is now settled in and fully broken in. Uses zero oil between changes. Dealer did check the front seat belt retainers but will change them per Cadillac shortly when they receive the new parts.
By the way, the refreshed Navigator/Expedition models hit dealers this past week. The Navigator looks much nicer exterior wise.
Everone's entitled to opinions. Because opinions, like a nose, everyone's got one. I drive a Cadillac ATS with no intention of purchasing a Mustang. The new FCAU "Hellcat" editions? Haven't seen one - they aren't available at this time. From my point-of-view, I'd prefer the Charger Edition - I like the idea of a "super sedan". I point out though, the coming Cadillac CTS-V presents a vastly more superior package at yes, a higher price point, but vastly superior overall. The ATS Coupe just arrived @ my dealer. Quite lovely with beatiful detailing throughout. Raw power doesn't appeal to me at all - I prefer a total package.
I stand by my opinion. The new Mustang's handsome with a fresh take on that overall successful concept for Ford.
Until the 2016 Camaro arrives on the GM Alpha platform hundreds of pounds lighter than the new Mustang. A Camaro, same weight as my ATS with a 6.2 engine/8 speed automatic? Hang onto your hats boys.
Remains the support of the stupidity of Republicans. Just a bunch of sick old white men.
Very, very good looking. A dealer received a metallic red 50th Anniversary edition GT coupe with a 6 speed manual @ $42,000+. Also a metallic dark grey GT coupe with minimal equipment, 6 speed manual. Both, very handsome indeed.
Absolutely spot on correct. I get more and more frustrated by all these "whitebread" Republicans and their limitless hatred for President Obama. Instead of working on a truly winning Presidental ticket for 2016, they spend their precious time upon hatred. Their complete stupidity simply amazes me.
The Republicans simply do NOT have ANYONE for a winning Republican Presidental ticket against Hillary Rodham Clinton and Julian Castro. Reality. Old White Republicans have only one generation left in the Senate and House of Representatives.
LOL. Find it difficult to deal with my comments on Ted Cruz? How 'bout dealing with Greg Abbott? Now that's another Texas "piece of work". Oh and please, let us NOT forget Rick Perry. Just when I though Louisiana politics were strange - LOL.