Originally Posted by Haggar
You have to validate everything. So if 90% want cloth and 10% want vinyl, then you have to do both. now you can save the company money by getting rid of the vinyl, and 90% of the people are happier because its lower cost to them, by less development cost.
If you want to make the vehicle cheaper, then stop the madness of making engines beyond 700ft lbs of tq. Make them have 450 ft lbs and get 5mpg better instead, and be less damaging on drivetrain.....
i doubt there's much development costs in cloth seats compared to gps navigation, stablity control systems, etc. plus you dont really have to validate products that have been around for years and years.
i do agree with you on that point.