Over the past few days I've been reading some of the dumbest takes on new cars by traditional media journalists like David Undercoffler of the LOST Angeles Times and others.
Their point is that the high tech features like SYNC in the new Ford models THWARTS the experience and that there is a "SUPPOSED" outcry of driver complaints to companies like JD Power and associates.
But before I hand their asses to them I will point out that technologies like SYNC DO crash and freeze sometimes just like computers and that you can get a car with a bad system just like buying a bad dvd player or hard drive.
A shocking revelation right?
I'm sure that will stop YOU for choosing a car with a Bluetooth option becuase there is a CHANCE it will freeze from time to time and will have to be restarted.
So we here at Auto Spies are calling BS on all these "supposed" big media experts.
95% of you are all full of SH_T and really don't have a CLUE what real people want.
Rather than nitpicking that YOU were unlucky enough to get ONE bad telematics system on the FREE 2013 Ford Escape they loaned you for your ROYAL opinion and that customers should WATCH OUT, how about THIS suggestion David...
Why didn't you use more than 3 brain cells and call the Ford people and say hey, this one has an issue, send me one in working order as I'm sure they're not ALL like this.
Then do the review and give it a fair shot.
One bad car, TV, DVD player, Washer shouldn't destroy a great product.
And the 2013 Ford Escape is a GREAT product (Our 2013 Crossover of the Year) and will set sales record after sales record. You watch Davey! In a few short months you're going to look like an even bigger DOUCHE than you really are when the PEOPLE speak with their wallets.
You better have a good hole to hide into come end of year.
And the issue being reported by these tech neophytes shouldn't be about people complaining about occasional glitches but about the MILLIONS of sales of cars EQUIPPED with these MUST HAVE options for today's world.
Who even WANTS a vehicle without things like ipod connectivity and bluetooth anymore?
Oh, THEY do.
So it can be like the GOOD OLD DAYS when they mattered.
If he and they would take the time to do REAL research and see how many many sales GM, Chrysler and other have lost to Ford because they didn't having competing products until recently their heads would swim.
But these are writers stuck in the PAST who still think if you can't carry a piece of paper into the bathroom then it's not a real and credible piece of journalism.
The SAME people who said the iPhone COULDN'T make it in the business world because of no touch keyboard.
And the iPad would never take off because it doesn't have a 'REAL' keyboard for writing.
Oh, by the way mainstream auto writers...
Did you notice for the upcoming Audi event you didn't get a flash drive press kit, it came in the mail on an iPad?
My God, how many times are you all going to be wrong before it gets through to you?
Are you there seeing the signs and listening?
Either come into the real world of today or find a career somewhere else.
There is a reason why social media sites like ours and blogs are KILLING you.
Because you're thinking like Amtrak conductors reviewing planes and floating ideas like people are never going to stop taking the train because the train has more legroom.
An airplane gets you there 100 times faster and that's what REALLY matters to customers.
I know it's hard for you to accept it but car buyers could care less about most of the things YOU think are important for a vehicle.
Number one right now to MOST buyers is NOT gas mileage, drive or most of the things YOU report on.
It's IMAGE and connectivity capability into their digital world.
One last point...
Isn't it interesting that we never read in your reviews of electric cars or hybrids the myriad of flaws and user experience compromises required to own them?
WAY more issues than SYNC freezing from time to time.
If you got a glitchy Volt would you have just kept quiet and wrote a bad review of it?
The Auto Spies say not in a MILLION years.