Way Outta Control
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: The Palouse
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Re: New USMC \"JEEP\"
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$100,000 for a revamped Veit Nam era vehichle. So what is it, a Mutt with an engine and drive train swap?
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Yep, and that cost will go from $100,000 each for 400 units down with volume sales to perhaps $50,000 each for 900 units. There's a price break point. It's a matter of economics. You can't violate that law and stay in business.
And yep, it's got the heart of a MUTT. Take a look at the Carolina Growler. If I had the money, one would have been in my driveway years ago.
Again I'll challenge you... can you cost one out for less money?
If so, let's see the figures rather than grouse about the costs.
Rid me of my ignorance at thinking this is not a bad cost for the MUTT.
Otherwise, I'll stick to my tried and true R&D/engineering/production/vendor alliance/manufacturing/marketing/support-life cycle principles and experience.