AD #2899 – Honda CR-V Hybrid Impressions; Why Jeep Is Struggling in China; Ford Introduces Rally Inspired Vans

August 19th, 2020 at 11:57am

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Runtime: 10:32

0:23 GM Launches China Product Offensive
1:28 Nokia Wins Lawsuit Against Daimler
2:04 Mystery OEM Will Build Nikola’s Badger Pickup
2:47 The Most & Least Expensive Cars to Insure
4:17 Honda CR-V Hybrid Impressions
5:43 Why Jeep Is Struggling in China
7:55 Ford Introduces Rally Inspired Vans
9:23 Mercedes-AMG Project ONE Update

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22 Comments to “AD #2899 – Honda CR-V Hybrid Impressions; Why Jeep Is Struggling in China; Ford Introduces Rally Inspired Vans”

  1. Kit Gerhart Says:

    “The study says medium-sized, plain looking vehicles are the least expensive vehicles to insure.”

    Interesting comment from QuizWizard. I never considered a Jeep Wrangler to be a medium-sized, plain looking vehicle. I do consider my silver Camry to meet that description. Also, I’m surprised that a Wrangler would be the cheapest to insure.

  2. Lambo2015 Says:

    Sean a little surprised no mention of Uber and Lyft potentially leaving California. California, armed with a new anti-gig economy law, AB5, wants Uber and Lyft to reclassify drivers as employees. On August 10, a judge sided with the state and gave the rideshare companies until August 20 to make changes.
    Uber lost $1.78 billion in the second quarter, Lyft $433.1 million due to the election infection and this wont help. This could affect 100,000 drivers between the two apps. Also means maybe a spike in car sales?

  3. Eric Brunner Says:

    I know the perfect place for that Mercedes super car. Give it to Bert Mylander as the Safety Car for the F1 races so he can get closer to the speeds of the F1 cars when he has to pace them for restarts during the races.

  4. Sean McElroy Says:

    @Lambo – This news has not escaped us, but the lawsuits have been going back and forth for a while now, with Uber appealing the latest ruling. So, it’s more like we’re waiting for a final decision.

    Also, Uber says it will continue to operate its food delivery service, Uber Eats, in California since it’s so popular.

  5. Wim van Acker Says:

    @1 I was positively surprised by the Jeep Wrangler coming out as cheapest to insure. I will take delivery of my Wrangler (hopefully) next week.

  6. Roger T Says:

    #2 really comical yet parochial classification of a global life changing problem, made me giggle.

  7. Larry D. Says:

    5 I think I get why Wranglers are so cheap to insure. THey spend so much time at the shop, they hardly have any time left to go have accidents.

  8. Larry D. Says:

    Speaking of insurance, 5 months for my OVERseas E class will cost me $224.96. The one I have in the US is paying $10 a month while stored in my locked garage, and while I ftivdrive it, due to the excellent new MI insurance report, it went down from $450 to $191 per 6 months.

  9. Larry D. Says:

    8 that’s 224.96 euros, not $. Not a big diff anyway.

  10. Larry D. Says:

    https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/08/loves-truck-stops-adding-ev-charging-stations/

  11. Larry D. Says:

    Saw TESLA was $1,888 recently. DId it go over $2k? I knew that anlyst was realy serious, summ cum laude from her alma matter and done her homework, while the naysayers here from a year ago got egg all over their faces, and still don’t get it… SO a split to bring it to $400 will have to be s FIVE to ONE split. Pretty impressive, to those WITH a clue.

  12. Larry D. Says:

    (typing in the dark on my balcony here)

  13. Wim van Acker Says:

    @7 I had expected the insurance premium to be high because I assumed there to be a strong market for stolen parts. Ah well, I love to be wrong on this, cheaper is better as far as I am concerned.

  14. Kit Gerhart Says:

    13. I always figured Wranglers would be crashed a lot, running up the liability coverage. Maybe they are cheap to fix, making collision rates low. I suspect a lot of body parts are strictly bolt on, making repairs easy.

  15. Stephen Says:

    Not surprising that expensive to repair, prone to part theft premium cars are the most expensive to repair. Ironically the M5 is probably near impossible to steal since most Insurers mandate GPS tracking and hot wiring or even cybertheft is way harder as these cars are hardened against theft and never street parked. More likely the insurers presume M5 owners can afford/expect to pay high insurance premiums.
    Note the 2nd cheapest was a buick which is mostly a european design so surprising its a cheap insure. then again its usual owners are not track demons. Nobody is pimping up Buicks and their owners don’t buy dodgy parts-strictly dealer repairs.

  16. Kit Gerhart Says:

    15. The Buick in question is a little CUV, from Korea. There is probably some Opel/Vauxhall DNA, but its platform is mainly the work of GM Korea.

  17. Lambo2015 Says:

    11 Have you put your money where your mouth is? Bought any Tesla stock yet?

  18. Larry D. Says:

    15 NOT AT ALL. See 8

  19. Larry D. Says:

    17 Really? How many times have I wasted my tyime explaining to you and the other deniers that I have NOT bought ANY SINGLE stock since 2000?

    Have you finally understood the difference between SUSTEMATIC and NON-SYSTEMATIC RISK??

    Only a DAMNED FOOL takes UNNecessary risks.

    Got it now?

  20. Larry D. Says:

    17 you, on the other hand, who did not buy it last year at 180, should buy it NOW for $1,800.

    But wait, maybe they can make fake Tesla shares you can buy, just like your fake LAMBO.

  21. Lambo2015 Says:

    18 ,19, 20 Not sure how many times you’ve explained anything as I typically skip your posts as soon as I realize its nothing related (90% of the time). Just wasn’t sure why you feel the need to constantly bombard this site with Tesla stock reports when your not even invested enough to buy it yourself. If you don’t care then why should we? Only a damn fool wouldn’t understand that!

  22. Kit Gerhart Says:

    18. The numbers mentioned in the show are obviously for full coverage, which most people have on newer cars. Liability-only for cars like yours, or even new premium sedans is probably cheap. These cars would normally be driven relatively sanely, and not crashed much.