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    G overnment M otors aka GM slap in the face of EVERY American

    I found this article and yet there are no jobs in America. I wrote my Senator but i bet i only get lip service....



    http://www.industryweek.com/articles...ico_22462.aspx

    so much for economic recovery glad to help the big business out

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    Yeah, but look at the bright side.

    At least it will create jobs in Mexico, so maybe it will keep 11,000 illegals from sneaking into our country...
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    And this is unexpected....HOW?

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    Don't forget about the "Volt"

    The batteries for the heavily-subsidised VOLT will be made in....................................






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    Soon the 10% will pay the benefits of 90%

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    Quote Originally Posted by BerettaFS92Custom View Post
    I found this article and yet there are no jobs in America. I wrote my Senator but i bet i only get lip service....



    http://www.industryweek.com/articles...ico_22462.aspx

    so much for economic recovery glad to help the big business out
    I will never buy another GM product!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnhawk View Post
    I will never buy another GM product!
    I might, but that is cause I buy used vehicles.

    I'll never buy a newer GM product. It's a shame, my family has always been a chevy family. I currently drive a '97 K2500. My mom drives a '98 C1500.

    I'm dreading my first Ford. eventually it'll be my only choice though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simmonsjoe View Post
    I might, but that is cause I buy used vehicles.

    I'll never buy a newer GM product. It's a shame, my family has always been a chevy family. I currently drive a '97 K2500. My mom drives a '98 C1500.

    I'm dreading my first Ford. eventually it'll be my only choice though.
    im in the same boat as you, i drive a 1980 GMC sierra and i love the old bugger despite its issues. however im hoping to replace it will something a lil more modern with less issues soon. (sounds like it wont be another GMC though)

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    My turn to buy a new truck... but keeping the old one

    It's my turn to purchase a new vehicle, but I made a decision to keep the old one.

    I'm currently driving a '96 Chevy Z-71 4X4 stretch cab with six foot bed and a five speed manual tranny, and really like it on the streets, the x-way, and off-road.

    I was going for a new Chevy, before the "Government Motors" embarrassment came along, and made THAT option imposssible for any red blooded Patriot.

    I looked at Ford Products, liked what I was seeing up to the point I saw the prices of new vehicles!

    At that point, I decided buying used was not a bad idea... and once at the "Used Truck" point... I had to ask, "so... what's wrong with the used truck you already own?"

    The answer was, "Not a single damned thing!"

    I'm keeping "Ol' Belly Nell" (appologies to Pat Brady and Roy Rogers) until the Rust-Oleum can't hold it together any longer... not that it needs any yet!

    One more thing, for those of you wanting to buy a newer Checy, but not a "Government Motors" version. Get a used vehicle that is pre-government take-over! There is no dishonor in driving a Chevy/GMC made before Obama ripped off the Stock Holders to take care of corrupt socialist Union thugs.
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    I will not buy their product again and was a G.M only person.
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    If you don't want to buy GM because it isn't putting jobs on US soil, you can always buy from some foreign manufacturer like Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Toyota, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki, Mercedes Benz, and more recently, Volkswagen.

    http://www.edmunds.com/advice/buying...5/article.html

    "Going global — and coming to America
    Supplying overseas markets with plants based in those markets isn't a new concept; it isn't even new in the U.S. Sustained operation of those foreign-owned U.S. plants, however, is new, with Honda and Toyota spearheading a movement that now includes Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki and — most recently — Hyundai.

    Today, some 75 years since the Model T made Ford a global monolith, the lines between domestic and foreign automakers are so blurred as to be virtually indistinguishable. A global GM is importing an Australian Holden model (the basis for the Pontiac G8) and a German Opel model (the basis for the Saturn Aura). Meanwhile, we have the omnipotent Toyota producing trucks in both Texas and Indiana, Honda with a vast presence in Ohio and Ontario, Canada and the Koreans opening plants in both Alabama (Hyundai) and Georgia (Kia, in 2009)."

    http://www.caranddriver.mobi/news/ca...eyond-car_news

    "Localization – VW plans to manufacture all of its high-volume products for the U.S. market in North America. Because of fluctuating exchange rates, high costs to produce vehicles in Europe, and different market requirements in different world regions, the company does not expect any high-volume vehicle to be imported from Germany to the U.S. When pressed on whether any volume car could be imported to the U.S. from outside North America, VW U.S. CEO Stefan Jacoby says, 'It makes no sense.' "

    You also might find this list interesting.

    http://www.leoidea.com/2007/12/heres...manufacturers/

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    I have never understood the mocking rivalry between the big three camps. I have yet to meet a car that is aware of the badge on the front of it.

    Some of my best years as a kid were in a '70 Dodge PowerWagon D200 "Camper Special" with the 4 speed "granny low" and a 2bbl 318. Then I moved on to an 84 F150 with the 300ci (4.9L) mated to an AOD. They were both fantastic trucks.

    I then milled around in a lifted 1979 Dodge Ramcharger (Quad headlights, last year removable top) with a balanced and blueprinted 360 with a big crower RV cam, an Edelbrock Performer intake and a Carter Thermoquad (Know to start quite a few plastic bonfires) carb, and puffin out some Dough Thorley Tri-Y's to pretty much open exhaust.

    Somewhere along the way I was attracted to the insanely easy to modify Fox Chassis mustangs. Had plenty of them.

    Point is, all the contentious fear you have about another make or model is probably found in nothingness.

    2 Years ago right after my daughters birth, I bought a '97 Grand Prix. Had 89k miles on it, and the 3.8 ran like a top. Most do.

    On our way back from a nice family outing, the right rear (Driverside firewall) subframe bolt stripped out of its hole, and promptly ripped the steering shaft out of the rack and pinion making steering inputs useless. Thankfully, the transmission dropped a large section of its case on the ground and started grinding the car to a halt, not that it was terribly necessary as we were only going ~20mph when it happened.

    Do I think all GM products suck?

    Nope.


    Ford has made it through some tumultuous crap. I truly and honestly wish I could say the same for Mopar and GM. Unfortunately, I cannot.

    Like most of the other guys here, I will not buy another GM product ever again. Nor will CPD get my money.

    Every manufacturer makes a great line of vehicles. Every so often there is bad apple.

    Don't hold it against them.
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