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Re: Travoli's prediction of "everything will be subscription"
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2022, 05:17:10 PM »
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Re: Travoli's prediction of "everything will be subscription"
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2022, 10:52:00 PM »
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Re: Travoli's prediction of "everything will be subscription"
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2022, 09:55:05 PM »
>Mercedes intentionally limited performance to later sell as an optional extra

I hope this model fails miserably.

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Re: Travoli's prediction of "everything will be subscription"
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2022, 11:30:17 PM »
A similar model has worked for cameras. Often the basic electronics in the cheaper cameras are the same as in the next level up, but features are turned off in firmware.

The response has been that people reverse engineer it and have custom firmware you can flash your camera with. I wonder if the car companies will be able to prevent that.

And this is much worse than the BMW seat thing. BMW has two options - one-time charge for heated seats or subscription. If you like to turn your car over every 3 years, subscription might be the way to go. This is ridiculous as there is no version of the car that does not have the capability that you are subscribing for.

Note also, the link that RC posted a few days ago about brand reliability showed Mercedes has the worst reliability of any brand. I don't know anything about the auto industry. Are they circling the drain?

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Re: Travoli's prediction of "everything will be subscription"
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2022, 01:10:02 PM »
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Note also, the link that RC posted a few days ago about brand reliability showed Mercedes has the worst reliability of any brand. I don't know anything about the auto industry. Are they circling the drain?

For the price of a Mercedes I would expect it to be a lot more reliable and I would not expect them to be playing Yugo games with performance and subscriptions.

IMHO, Mercedes has not come out with an iconic looking car in decades. You used to know when a Mercedes drove past.  They have succeeded in looking like Toyota's for three times the price and less reliability.

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Re: Travoli's prediction of "everything will be subscription"
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2022, 05:23:29 PM »
>reverse engineer

Not for long....

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>Mercedes has the worst reliability

There was an article posted here a few months ago that said the entertainment systems and other electronic convenience items were the top reasons vehicles were being hauled to the dealers for servicing.  Debbie suspects that is a large part of Mercedes' reliability complaints as they are bristling with do-dads. That, and their self-pampering customer base may be more prone to complaining.