A friend of mine has 2 ag versions (that back up his 4 ground sprayers).
These things are freaking unbelievable. Empty weight 6500 lbs. Max take off weight 16,000 lbs...
You answered your own question;
They discounted it $5800 -- so they had to recover the $$ profit on the needless crap.
I'd be interested to see if they'd still honour the discount on a truck you order and tell them not to add the crap to.
If a stop ride or an unexpected 'problem' happens - i dont understand who's going to fix them.
The pre-sale direct to customer #'s seem to be around 3000 units. To me, it seems these have to be delivered before any dealers start getting supplied.
Why on earth would any dealer start supporting...
This is why established manufacturers do 1 or even 2 pre-production' runs, ie; 50 or so units then a couple of hundred units (assuming the annual production is in the thousands - like this is).
This is not prototyping. It's where assembly line snags are found - and anything that may be missed in...
Don't feel special. These police stations are in every country that takes Chinese citizens as 'foreign students' at colleges and universities.
How do you think the Chinese govt would ever get these students to return home when school is done.
These short term rental property #'s are staggering. And it won't take much of a slowdown to shake out those 'investors' that are currently making a profit with an occupancy rate of under 50% - when it goes to 20% ... or less.