I have no beef with this point of view except that we are living in a time, in my opinion, that manufacturers of different products actually ARE aware of design issues that currently exist and do NOT necessarily address them by fixing them properly.I would think in 2019, 50 years since the recirculating of crankcase oil and 40 years of EGR science, and now, back to port injection, the burning of oil and carbon in the combustion chamber, engineers have this issue contained. I’m all for choice lol. I’d just be emptying it every time I stopped. If it was a serious problem engineering and R&D would solve it. Ford, Gm etc don’t need us coming back for large dollar fixes like the VW gdi system.
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Instead, everything is weighed in "the cost room" and it's absolutely not unheard of to accept the costs and risk factors of the design flaw and choosing to continue to live with it.
Or I could put it in an even more frustrating way........
A $30,000 product could have a weakness that could be addressed by adding $60 to the cost of manufacturing it. So now the single consumer would pay $30,060 and never likely experience the previous issues related.
But instead, the manufacturer concludes it would cost them 30 MILLION dollars to add that $60 to ½ million units. But their records show it cost $15 Million to fix the affected units in warranty claims. So they DON'T fix it. On purpose!
Drives me crazy. But the stockholders get what they demand.
If that sounds like I'm whining, I am. But keep in mind I whine very little about very few things. So please allow this. Lol
Gen2 Ecoboost motors are perfect examples of this kind of strategy. There are some incredibly inexpensive improvements that were obviously not made, and $cost can be the only explanation.
Again, as a single consumer of a Gen2 truck, of course I would have gladly paid the tiny cost increase. But Ford actually didn't even want the additional money from me because it would have made them le$$ profit.
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