Entries in Dealers (9)
We continue this morning with The Colonel...
A- Still old school mechanical.
Q- Center of the Dash...
A- The place where a ton of customer interface technology resides.
A- Sells a lot of cars
Q- You mean compelling styling...
A- Absolutely, must make a statement with street presence.
A- There are no words...phenomenal cars, with poor sales.
Q- Utility vehicles...
A- Supplanting cars...Swiss Army knife...go figure.
Q- Tool Box...
A- Seen the latest tool boxes and work benches...Wow what else is there to say.
A- Competing with truck transmissions from back in the day, a 9-10 speed automatic is starting to look like an RTO9513.
Colonel, great to be sharing a cappuccino with you again this morning.
A- How can a gazillion defective airbags make their way into vehicles?
A- Not much fun on congested roads.
A- You know the answer V8 and a V12 for the experience.
A- Great technology works well with smaller displacement, less cylinder engines.
Q- Are you saying that V8's with twin turbos are perhaps...
A- Raise the bar on the complication factor, while lowering the emptional factor.
Q- CMS (Citizen Main Street) in Canada seeks mobility.
A- Absolutely, at a monthly payment that fits the budget.
A- Great advances in tires especially when you "want to apex everything".
Q- Can you go overboard with tires and wheels.
A- Absolutely...when brake discs look like dog dish hub caps behind the wheel...you arrived.
A- LED lights are totally cool...really cool.
A- Too much emphasis on leather and the various renditions of leather.
Q- Renditions of leather...
A- Yes...you wonder which animal it came from.
Q- Electric power steering...
A- Probably saves fuel, can tweak it with technology.
This week we have The Colonel with us for a cappuccino in the morning, we will engage him in conversations to explore what is on his mind.
Q- Is there more or less passion in the auto business?
A- Less, its supplanted by technology.
Q- What was it about a 1967 Stingray?
A- Big block, the side pipes, the rumble.
Q- What is it about an S-Class sedan?
A- Supreme highway cruiser, with an element of F&*k You.
Q- Manual transmissions.
A- A reminder of mechanical cars, clutch, linkages, clutcch pedal, shifter.
Q- Fuel Injection...electronic.
A- Precise fuel metering, better performance and economy. Direct injection sounds awful in a 4 cylinder.
Q- Front Wheel Drive
A- Cost and space saving.
Q- Full Size Pick Ups.
A-The second coming of the classic North American luxury car.
Q- Premium economy.
A- Works well for shareholders.