Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:10 pm
Cars: 2006 Cadillac DTS Performance (V8 295HP 4spd Luxury Cruiser)
1996 Dodge Stratus ES (I4 150HP 4spd country car)
To start with, I am a follower of American cars, so I will be making my company in that style. Since the game starts in 1946 I will pretend that I have 3 devisions up and running already - an economy line, a mid-level luxury line, and an ultimate luxury line. I will create an economical small car that is cheap and profitable, from there I will make a larger one. To save costs, I will use the same platform to make a pick up truck but make it rugged. For the luxury line, I will make a large car that spares no expense. Hopefully I will have my play strategy right so that I can afford it. If it sells, I'll make a coupe version and convertible. I will then make a convertible for each of the lower lines by modifying the luxury one. I want to see if this platform sharing will work in the game like in real life. I plan to expand in the 1950s with a large truck, bus (if we can do that), and van based off the truck. My engines for this time period will range from 4 cylinder to inline 6 cylinder and V8. I plan to use a few V8 and make many variations of them. Would love to see how this plays out.
In the 1960s and 1970s I will continue this trend and embark on muscle cars. I plan to have a few new models in each decade, but I also plan to keep the best of the old ones around. Hopefully I will have one compact, one luxury car, and one truck that will sell so well that I can keep making new versions of it forever. I also plan to really heavily invest in muscle cars and roadsters. However, I will be ready for the Asian invasion and gas crisis by investing in economy tech, and I will be prepared when it comes so that it does not take 30 years for the public to like my small economy cars. I'll have 4 cylinder engines and forced induction developed early on to be ready. I'll invest enough money to build these models from scratch if needed to make them better than the competition. The only thing I don't know yet is what names I will have for my lines. I'm also thinking about having a separate line for commercial vehicles. I think the way real life should be is that cop cars and work trucks should be seperate but share components with the main lines so that is how I will make it.
So what kind of strategy will you play?