aldo98229

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American automakers didn’t do very well. The market overall rebounded 23% from the same period last year; GM was up 6%, FCA was up 5%, and Ford was up barely 0.5%.

With the exception of Hyundai and Toyota, which were up 23% and 25%, in general luxury vehicles sold better than non-luxury. Lexus was up 30%; Mercedes and BMW had their best Q1 ever. Mazda, VW and Subaru did well, too. Honda and Nissan didn’t. Lincoln and Infiniti sales actually shrunk!

This is partly a reflection of how COVID has impacted jobs: white collar jobs were spared while blue collar jobs got hit hard.

Another factor impacting sales unevenly is “Work From Home”. With people not having to commute into work every day, households seem to be adjusting their buying patterns, based more on want than need.

And then there’s the stimulus money, which is likely impacting sales as well. Although not clear yet how.

And now there are chip shortages hitting some plants more than others.
 

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My old 98 TJ rides fine for me. Not sure what all the fuss about ride quality comes from unless folks are putting 37s and 4" lifts on then complaining about the ride. I've always had sports sedans too so maybe the Cadillac and Lexus folks are complaining from their cushy ride habits. Looking forward to my JL.
My 2002 TJ was pretty stock and still ran great. I put new shocks on it recently. But my 21 JL rides and handles so much better. That being said I miss my TJ sometimes just due to how simple and old school it was. However I love the JL, it’s been great so far.
 

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I ordered my JLURD on 2/5, got it 3/22.

Yet, I had to drive 4 hrs one way to find a GMC/Chevy Yukon/Tahoe and ordering one has been closed or I was told at least 4mos. GM is in trouble getting more than a handful of cars to its dealers at a time.

For all its faults, FCA seemed to get people their jeeps.
 

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Very impressive sales figures indeed.

But, if I look at the sales figures of the Wrangler JL and JT I would have expected that the "Service Axle Locker" problem (Diff oil entering the actuator sensor in the diff) would have be on a massive scale. It should happen to every single vehicle with the factory diff lockers over time.

The actuator sensor does not seal - The oil in the diffs will have a variable splash pattern depending on the speed of the vehicle, this means oil entering the sensor will occur in 2H, 4H, 4Auto and 4L i.e. under any condition while mobile.

I wonder if the oil splash pattern in the diffs change with re-gearing, aftermarket diff covers, Tazer allowing lockers to actuate at a higher speed and perhaps over filling the diff with oil.
 
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