Bredesen's early impression from GM officials had been that the company would make its decision based on the merits of each existing plant without igniting a bidding war. "I was wrong," Bredesen said. "It certainly was a new look for me at how they are approaching this thing, which is absolutely 'Tell me how big of a check you're going to write,'" Bredesen said. "The only one they want to know is how much cash are you going to put in up front we don't care about tax credits, we don't care about any of those other things," he said. "They're just asking us to help them build the plant." Tenn. governor says GM wants large upfront payment | tennessean.com | The Tennessean I guess GM forgot how much Tennessee paid them when they located Saturn here in the first place. I think Nissan has been a much better deal for our state. At least that whore stayed bought.