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We’re already seeing that. GM and Tesla have sued over “intellectual property rights” trying to keep right-to-repair laws from getting passed. Those suits failed because they wanted to sell consumers the product but grant no outside access to the software or diagnostic tools to service it. Failure to pass those laws would’ve meant their vehicles could only be serviced by dealers or authorized repair facilities - Tesla in large part still is anyway due to the sheer complexity of their software and relative lack of people willing to pony up for the licenses or a shagged vehicle to practice on.
And to another point above: I think F-series maintains its “best selling” rating because of fleet sales. That and ford refuses to acknowledge that GMC and Chevy are the same, and I seem to recall that in the 1500-3500 segment the combined GM sales are higher than ford. But then again they also insist the 450 is a 1-ton and refuse to compare it to a Ram 4500 (because it’ll get smoked).
Buddy of mine is a powerstroke mechanic for a dealer in Dallas. His dad is a PS mechanic in Tampa. His whole family drives Cummins. PS owners pay for their really, really nice houses - Cummins trucks get them to work and back reliably day in and day out with just routine maintenance. My cousin is a process engineer for fomoco in Michigan. He drives a Ram too. That tells me everything I really need to know about the Cummins vs PS debate...
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