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RE: Everybody wants to sell to the luxury (stupid rich) market

I recently bought a new Kia Forte. Excellent reliability rating and I got it for 20% below msrp without a lot of haggling. It comes with a very good warranty and I bought a warranty upgrade for a modest price that gives me 10 years bumper to bumper.

Internal combustion engine cars are a mature technology. I'm sure there are lots of people who want what I want - air conditioner, heater, radio, and nothing more. Actually, after listening to the radio for a few days I don't think I even want that. I did some of my best thinking in my last car with a broken radio.

My guess is that the only people dumber than the average car buyer are the car company executards. The industry needs an Aldi equivalent. Keep models exactly the same for years, limit the number of choices to just a few basic models. Work out the bugs, minimize cost of ownership. I hate the screen. I'm a garden variety cis-gendered white male, I can back up using the mirrors without hitting anything or getting stressed out. All the peripheral foolishness just annoys me.

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