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Old 09-03-2019, 04:35 PM   #76
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It's a realistic view. Film, music, vehicles, McSame time. Are you not seeing the watering down of so many different things? My view on society is a realistic one. The outrage, "I'm OFFENDED", SJW, oh my. See DC's "Sticks and Stones" special. Twatter things being made national news. Idiocracy is here.

The reality, like I mentioned the WRX 4/5 door options, is real. If customers don't demand it, then they'll get bent. Manus will constantly want to push fewer models, less bespoke, less "individual" models = more profit.

And your fridge comparo is funny because most people here on our continent view the vehicle as an appliance. That's all it is. Seen appliances lately? I just did a few weeks ago. Busted my countertop weeks ago in the sling by dropping a plate on it while cooking one armed. A corner of it shattered so off to the BB to buy a replacement. LCD screens in the fridges, gizmos/bs, just like in the cars. Reality is enthusiasts are decreasing in numbers which is why you see less performance variants all the way around, well at least affordable ones. Motorcycle sales have tanked in recent years. Younger gen no care about riding bikes. Why? Phones, social media, streaming this or that. When phone time is #1 or social media applications are that important, why get into doing something that requires skill, dedication, and money? So if motorcycles are tanking, and millennials, many of them, don't even want to own a car, there will be less choices in the marketplace. Society is just turning into zombieland with everyone on their phone. How can we expect them to get into enthusiast anything when all their enthusiasm time is spent getting offended on the internet and complaining about it. My God if all the smartphones in the US went dead today, there would be mass suicide.
The fridge comparison was intentional... because yes, the majority of people do view cars the way we view appliances. They just want something to get them from point a to b safely. That means there's more room for compromise in what they purchase. If a particular thing that someone liked in their last car isn't available any longer, they just buy what is and shrug it off. That gives manufactures leeway to cut choices away from customers. Different viewpoints, but I think cars are becoming more similar because manufacturers are cutting the options, not because people want fewer choices. My inlaws tried hard to buy a Forester with a MT. Closest one was like 1k miles away and obviously there was no room to budge on price when they were going to ship a car to them. So they bought a CVT and hate it.

I don't think society is becoming "mcsame" I think it's just different than the society you/we grew up in and became accustom to. Every generation is different. This is the next evolution of society. We can either sit back and critique it, or figure out how to work it.... Either way, no amount of bitching is going to get it to reverse course.
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Old 09-03-2019, 04:44 PM   #77
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:02 AM   #78
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I don't think society is becoming "mcsame" I think it's just different than the society you/we grew up in and became accustom to. Every generation is different. This is the next evolution of society. We can either sit back and critique it, or figure out how to work it.... Either way, no amount of bitching is going to get it to reverse course.
I will always bag on it. I deal with the insanity the minute I leave the house. Drive to work, McSame idiots driving while on the phone, surfing and driving. swerving, missing lights, name it. Driveserfs. Get to work, deal with the same in the parking garage. Get into work, have to walk around and avoid people as they walk, face down, on their phones. Go to gym after work, people sitting at benches/stations, camped out, surfing their phones, adds 20 minutes or more to a busy day waiting on the idiots. Go out to eat and people on their phones, taking pics of their food. Go to a movie, people breaking out their phones interrupting the film and acting like children. Sorry, if everyone is acting like complete narcissistic ass holes, I'm not going to. If they all start jumping off bridges, I'm not going to. Ironic given all the millennial selfie taking idiots I've read taking their selfies at a cliff's edge, only to fall to their deaths. It is an Idiocracy level evolution of society into stupidity. Reality TV progs, addiction to social media. Hell even the POTUS can't seen to refrain from getting on social media applications and ranting, and generally acting like a spoiled 13 year old not getting their way. Sorry dude, no thanks. And sorry this isn't evolution, it's shear stupidity and the dumbing down of society at large. Hey remember to hit like, subscribe, and turn notifications on. CUV's, social media, phone addictions, some evolution we have going here.

If you don't like me bagging on it, as I will always do it, click ignore, as ignorance is bliss.
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