Detroit' Fights for it's Life

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    George Will
    August 7, 2005



    http://www.townhall.com/columnists/georgewill/printgw20050807.shtml
     
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    No doubt American cars could be better designed. We just don't have the knack for that like the Europeans do, especially the Germans and the Italians. But it wasn't always so: Cadillacs were well-designed.
     
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    no really, we do have the knack, we just want the "cash". The Germans and Italians understand that the average customer in their country are middle class or lower. Although, that doesn't change the pricing of their cars and trucks, they comphensate by making sure that the car or truck you buy will last for a very long time.

    I left Detroit because there is only one REAL job there... Automobile manufacturer. 90% of Detroit's economy relies on its car sells. The public refuses to continue buying these $20,000 "disposable" cars. We want quality. Until William Clay Ford comes around to making the cars either cheaper or reliable, Detroit's economy will continue to fall.

    P.S.- It also wouldn't hurt to work on the Lions' secondary, it blows!
     
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    The US auto industry could turn itself around, but it would take dedication on their part. Unions have helped to kill the auto industry with people making $30 an hour to hold a drill.

    Hybrid cars that are affordable, well made and are large enough for a family with more than 2 kids would be a nice start. All I ever hear is people complaining about SUV and van drivers using so much gas, but guess what with 3 or more kids people need those bigger vehicles.

    Well made cars of any kind would be a huge improvement also since most american made cars start to fall apart after 5 yrs.
     

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