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The ex-mechanic explained that it’s never been easier to get a bargain on certain model types, even though inflation has made cars more expensive overall.
Scotty Kilmer, a 69-year-old mechanic-turned-youtuber, posited that changing consumer attitudes have led to a drop in the price of certain types of vehicles.
Kilmer railed against electric cars, saying demand for electric cars had collapsed, leading to an oversupply that dealers were keen to sell.
“Electric cars: no one wants to buy them,” Kilmer said.
The much-touted Ford F-150 Lightning (the company’s first all-electric pickup truck) was particularly unpopular with consumers.
In June, in response to slow sales, Ford cut the cost of the truck by nearly $10,000.
Originally priced at $59,974, the F-150 Lightning is now only $49,995.
“Nobody buys the stupid things,” Kilmer said, “so the only way to sell them is to lower the price.”
“And that’s what Ford is doing — they lower the price because they can’t sell these stupid things.”
While there has been a general increase in demand for electric cars in recent years. , Kilmer said that “pickup truck people are different” and were particularly reluctant to buy an electric vehicle.
Because these are people who need a truck that can help them “haul huge loads.”
Accordingly, pick-up truck drivers “do not want an electric truck that leaves them lying around” when the charge fails.
“A few of these people will never buy an electric truck, no matter how much it costs.”
However, for those willing to buy an electric pickup, the F-150 Lightning has proven to be an incredible bargain.
Ford says demand has increased 600 percent since the truck’s price cut in June.