On 11/11/2015 3:40 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Sure, just buy another one of our crappy cars. Nope, that was my last
one. Every GM car I ever had needed warranty work. I just bought my
4th Hyundai and only had one minor problem that was covered. Three
Sonata Limited and just got a Genesis with Ultra package. Nice car.
Of *course* there's a solution! But, like all engineering problems,
you have to decide to "squeeze the balloon" in a different place.
E.g., price vs. performance.
I'm sure they can get emissions in line with just a software tweek (this
is undoubtedly the cheapest solution) -- but, fuel economy *and/or*
performance (e.g., acceleration) may well suffer. Or, they may have to
add considerable "chemical processing" to the exhaust chain which
might be more labor intensive (installing a "thing") and/or harder
to design ("Hmmm... where do we *put* the THING? And, what about all
these other CAR MODELS??")
How much would you feel cheated if you ended up with a car that
got N fewer MPG? I.e., that put it on a par with some other
vehicle that you RULED OUT in your purchasing decision. Or,
that took much of the "pep" out of the drivetrain? Hell, you
could drive a Prius if your primary concern was emissions
and fuel economy (yet, you chose not to!)
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