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      06-07-2019, 08:30 AM   #45
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Haha...probably not! I liked working with Johan and agreed with his overall vision (not everything per se) and could see why he was frustrated. I think he needed more time and he could have turned Cadillac around. He helped with the growth in China and was now more focused on the US before his ouster. oh well.
From what he said about EVs and autonomous driving, he'd have been at odds with Barra. She seems to be banking the company on go full EV with autonomous driving services right on the heels. She's bloated GM's debt back to up to $100M (maybe she thinks Uncle Sam will do another bailout). I think GM figured out with the EV1 that electric, while it sounds great, is not a marketable concept in the larger view. Musk has been driving the disruption based on a political view, which is never a good thing IMO. I think de Nysschen is spot on about the timing of Level 5 autonomy.
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Although many people believe the ATS-V and CTS-V have better handling than most of their counterparts, What I said really not related to handling.
Understood. Feel is not all related to handling. I've not driven an M car other than the original E30 M3, nor have I driven either V-series Cadillac, but I've driven plenty of BMW 3 series cars and several ATS and CTS, and the F30 marked a clear change in direction of the 3-series chassis. I'll soon drive the G20 to get an opinion of it, but IMO, BMW has so diluted its portfolio to develop a chassis-shared spectrum of vehicles, that it no longer can make a focused chassis. I think that the electronic stability controls now available to the industry allow dumbing down of the chassis because the security of the chassis stability is now in the software rather than the hardware. That change has lost the nuance that was present in the legacy 3-series.
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