Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

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Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

Post by potownrob » Tue May 14, 2019 3:01 am

yeah, eye've noticed that with the newer models. they went from having 4-5 trims for most models (lx, sport, ex, ex-l and touring) to having in-between trim levels and separate trim levels for models just to offer navigation as an option on the ex-l vs. forcing pee pull to bye the touring model. the civic trim levels and shapes are confusing now - you have coupe, sedan and hatch, and the hatch is made in a different country and rides totally differently from the sedan (not shore how the coupe drives). you have two engines but one is only available on certain trim levels of certain shapes, then you end up with two EX models for the sedan (and maybe coupe too?) since one has the turbo engine (and fahgleitz) and won does knot. knew accord has two engines, and you can now get the more powerful one in almost all trims, but getting the larger engine also gives you extra features for each given trim level. more options can be good, but it comes at a bigger cost than just mass confusion, which they are now finding out. they might have it right or closer to it whiff the new passport only coming in 3 trim levels.
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Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

Post by Rope-Pusher » Fri May 24, 2019 12:16 pm

Audi kills TT as it bids to emerge as a premium EV brand
https://www.autonews.com/cars-concepts/ ... o-readmore

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This might be the last nice pair of TTs you'll ever see.
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Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

Post by tankinbeans » Fri May 24, 2019 1:01 pm

Save the TaTas!
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Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

Post by Rope-Pusher » Fri May 24, 2019 1:19 pm

tankinbeans wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 1:01 pm
Save the TaTas!
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Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

Post by potownrob » Fri May 24, 2019 5:54 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:16 pm
Audi kills TT as it bids to emerge as a premium EV brand
https://www.autonews.com/cars-concepts/ ... o-readmore

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This might be the last nice pair of TTs you'll ever see.
great, now eye’ll never be able to afford a third gen TT...
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