Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by Dave Z, Mar 18, 2020.
Ram adds premium-lux Laramie Southwest Edition
(see pics at the link)
Oh look more new stuff for wealthy people from FCA.
The price on this package actually seems pretty great IMO for the content it offers.
With the Fed Chairman predicting unemployment could reach 20% this summer I would think FCA would be looking into low-cost packages and vehicles. Maybe saving the Journey and G Caravan.
That's not a forecast of the unemployment rate, it's a peek into what could happen in a worst-case scenario where the stimulus package isn't passed. An attempt to urge lawmakers to pass the package more than a real prediction.
Thats doesn't mean most people can afford it. Which means they can't get excited or care about it. They're really turning their backs on anyone who doesn't want the luxurious stuff.
I was about to say that. This looks like a Laramie at Big Horn/Lone Star pricing, to me.
$46k doesn't sound bad at all. For perspective, my 2005 Ram 1500 SLT stickered at $35k 15 years ago, and this looks nicer than my truck.
How do you come to the conclusion that Ram is turning its back on anyone who doesn't want the luxurious stuff merely because they're making luxurious stuff? Are they not making less expensive Ram trucks now? I'm pretty sure DS (Classic) answers that mail quite well.
My 2015 Laramie was 51k sticker. And probably has about the same options. Except mine is 4wd and has rambox
Since the unveil of the hellcat the majority of news and sneak peeks from FCA have been on super high horsepower or high trim vehicles. They're hyping and showing nothing for guys with a regular budget. It's been Demon, widebody, expensive jeeps and now high end trucks. Where's the stuff for regular guys?
Not to mention, even the Ram classic becomes expensive if you're not sticking to the smaller cab ST line.
But FCA just unveiled the all-new Fiat 500 EV... >.<
guys with a A”regular budget” ( really don’t know what that means exactly and I’m not rich myself) go towards the used market, OR ...you can just not option out base models to the gods *shrug*. Want A RAM 1500 for cheap with a V8?? They have the Tradesmen available with the 5.7.
I don't see a Tradesman on the Canadian site. Even a Ram Classic ST in one of the two "no charge" colours, choosing only Quad Cab and 4x4, is $50,490. The only real indulgence there is I added the 3.92 gearing for $125. Otherwise you're really getting an ancient truck that has been quite profitable for a long time.
It wouldn't be fair to say that someone with a family might need at least the quad cab to get the kids in, seeing as when you're spending a full years pay or more for a lot of people, it's probably your only vehicle. I don't know many people who drive 4x2 trucks in Canada. Maybe in BC.
Wouldn't exactly call it cheap. You're really not getting much, it's really old. There is definitely a lot more room to offer savings on the Classic line, especially in the low trim area. To me it's crazy people are taking loans potentially as long as the vehicle is in driving condition the way auto quality is these days. The payments aren't low either not even counting taxes and other fees. Not many people have big cash down to lower their payment.
Are we now going to say v8 trucks are only for people with healthy incomes? It's not like the 5.7 is new or limited production.
You're confusing sticker price for what people actually pay. There are always rebates and discounts on trucks (and virtually every other vehicle, for that matter), so no one really pays the sticker price.
People that make 100+ a reay don't get laid off. Lay offs are for us pions.
I am self employed, and the automakers are my clients.
I may not be laid off technically speaking, but I don’t have any income coming in all the same.
Still, I agree that government assistance should depend on HH income.
Buy a Chevy, there cheap...
I wouldn't be surprised if the Journey and G Caravan are being deep-sixed as I write this. Nobody is renting vehicles at the airport and all the rental companies have dumped loads of such vehicles on the used car market.
When the American auto market comes out of this the landscape will be drastically changed.
@patfromigh, see allpar news from a couple of weeks ago for end of life story on J and GC