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The classic 1/4 inch drive Snap On ratchet...timeless design that has not changed in decades, with the iconic Snap On ratchet sound.
Its Friday, another Vroom Room, and while our American friends are enjoying a Thanksgiving week end, we have espresso and biscotti make yourself comfortable.
Ever wonder why we have Thanksgiving a few weeks early in Canada? Its colder here, the crops would be done earlier, which makes our Canadian Thanksgiving a few weeks ahead.
Yes...its Black Friday the start of the Christmas shopping season.
If you missed what we have been saying this week, just scroll down, if you missed the review of the CTS Coupe its...here.
We do hope that you will get, or we urge you to get your own BS Button, and put it to good use.
If you remember a few weeks ago we spent some time with Clifford, the Silverado HD the majority if not all of these HD pickups have MSRP's that defy gravity, its like WoW it seems to be a lot of money for a working truck. The value proposition is skewed, obvious that when a "healthy" discount is applied the value proposition is right sided. There are probably some 2010 working trucks 3/4 ton an up still in inventory, and all the players in this segment (you know who they are) are aggressively pricing their trucks to move them...this strategy resonates with us.
Commenting that Canadians are buying trucks due to serious discounts on 3/4 ton pick ups from the previous model year, is somewhat strange since the average Canadian will buy a 1/2 ton pick up. The Canadian that requires a serious work truck will acquire a 3/4 or 1 ton, good for Canadians if all the manufacturers are in aggressive mode with work trucks.
A comment from an individual that acquired a 1 ton dually with a diesel to pull a fifth wheel trailer: "It gets xx liters per 100 kms all the time pulling or not" he quickly concluded that a diesel in a work truck is not economical when not working.
The lengthy finance terms (84 months) should be a real concern, not the discounts from ambitious MSRP's (half the price of a Pete 389 for a 1 ton pick up?).
A different perspective on an old race car...here.