Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by LeeRyder, Jan 23, 2020.
I agree. Any vehicle that an oil change costs more than a hundred dollars is luxury to me.
By that definition a Ram EcoDiesel is luxury. Friend of mine has a EcoDiesel and an oil change at the dealer is $112.
Which is why I used to refuse to get oil changes at the dealer...
Veyron's oil change costs $30k... not calling that luxury, either.
If FCA and PSA plan to make a dent in the US with their brands, I certainly hope they understand what US customers think of them and compare them to. It doesn’t matter to US customers what a brand is considered outside of the US. When the company figures this out, maybe they can adapt and make a better presentation with their premium/luxury brands.
You mean, leave all traces of arrogance back home...
It doesn’t matter whether it’s luxury, premium, or whatever...it’s just arguing over semantics and in this case it’s not particularly important. It’s a great compliment regardless, and says that the folks at Ram did a great job with the interior. That’s the takeaway point.
I just spent 110.00 (actually my wife did) on an oil change for our Cherokee. They did rotate the tires too.
They shoulda bought you & your wife dinner too.
Did you feel the luxury...?
My M-B service (usually oil change; but also included things like clean the cassette tape player HEAD); they also washed, hand-dried, and vacuumed the car out, too. And it was kept inside until I collected it. I've not been a M-B owner in many years, and the brand has gone "down market" considerably since then (Read "C Class").
Sadly no,just lighter in the wallet.
I visited the DC auto show today. The Ram attendants were fast to acknowledge this recognition. They are very proud of this truck.
I just drove a 2019 Ram pickup dealer loaner while my Avenger was in for a repair. I found it to be a big truck, not a luxury vehicle. If people think climbing up into a truck equals luxury, they must have never driven a real luxury car like a 5th Avenue or Town Car.
I can bet that the loaner was not a Laramie or higher trim. Add $30 to 50k to the list price. The trims testers get are top end and are extremely plush compared to a Big Horn/Lone Star reasonably well equipped level like that. Did your truck lower itself so you could enter or exit easier? Were the rear seats ventilated?
Recently, someone I know had a new Maxima as a loaner. It was a base model, but they described it as "fully loaded" and compared it to a luxury car. If someone has no experience with "actual" luxury vehicles, anything with a decent set of features and an above-average interior can feel like a luxury vehicle.
Compared to the spartan interior for my TJ, my Escort was luxury.
With so many French, Italians, and Americans mixed up in this thing, THAT might be a bit of a problem!
QUICK!!!...We need more Brits and Canadians...NOW!!!
It occurs to me that it's a God-send that CT can potentially be somewhat neutral being Portuguese.
FCA is already run by a Brit. SM was Canadian (partly).
That's one of the reasons why I was such a strong backer of Manley for CEO. I felt he would be a good choice for keeping the Corporate Peace.