Mercedes locks faster acceleration behind a $1,200 annual paywall

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Step 1 - Consumers will complain and protest

Step 2- Consumers will eventually give in and pretend the protests never happened

Step 3- Consumers will buy subscriptions to stunt on "broke people who can't pay the subscription"

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My brother you just made me bust out laughing. Car bros gonna be like yeah my shyt can go up to 150 mph fully loaded. How about yours ? :mjlit::sas1:


They won’t even realize they getting fleeced lmao
 

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car manufacturers really looked at the gaming industry and saw them making bank with loot boxes and were like :ohhh:

Man I wanted to be there at that board meeting when the first person suggested that, straight fukkery and dollar signs
 

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I wish them a merry failing business.

Seems like this would be easy. Like if they raised the price of a Big Mac to $95.

Just seems like they couldn't sell any and that would be it. But what will really happen is people still buy it, and complain.

Can hardly blame the companies. The consumers are already bent over and greased up.
 

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i know nikkas complaining about this shyt...but I love this type of shyt. Seeing all the innovative ways companies can strengthen their brand and monetize even further. The folks who would get this are the ballers who can afford it and dont give af about burning money. Subscription service for cars. Genius...even if obvious. Its something thats trending for most industries in some way or another. Keeps consumer and manufacturer connected and strengthens brand loyalty. Other car companies will no doubt do this. Apple set the bueprint. Only a matter of time rappers are name dropping "acceleration increase" in songs like they do hellcats and SRT
 
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my Mach-E has the hands-free driving, navigation and youtube behind a paywall :pachaha:
I got hands-free and navigation for free for 3 years but the next owner is going to have to pay for it.
Navigation is useless if you use Apple Carplay so not sure who would pay for that but the hands-free comes in handy on long drives.
Ford added youtube recently so you can watch while you are charging.
The ability to update performance and add features to these cars over the air was a game changer especially for EVs.
 
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