Hows That Gummint Bailout Working Out At GM

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    (Or over there at Chrysler, too. Maybe the designers over at those two Government owned companies are out in the employee lounge areas toking and coking with the Union members as well, because according to the accolades, their counterparts are still hard at work over at their privately owned cousins. Its not only the F150 thats winning the praise, another article within the last week praised the Boss Mustang and the Ford compact as well. Oh well, at least the UAW Members will vote Democratic because of the bailout, that's all that counts in America today, the old exceptionalism, yano the stuff that won WWII and put Armstrong and Aldrin on the Moon, that's all a crock o sh!t, today.)

    "You know that feeling you get when you see a supercar sitting in the parking lot of the local six-buck-a-cup coffee shop? The ache in your stomach, knowing that toddling back and forth from the gated community to the strip mall is all the driving that poor car will ever do? We get that same feeling when we see an F-150 that doesn't have at least 1000 pounds in the bed or 5000 pounds hanging off the hitch. Just like that supercar, the F-150 is a tool built for a purpose. It has a goal in life, and the people who never use it as it was intended are squandering the truck's ability and a heritage that goes back to 1948.

    We had a pair of Ford F-150s for our 2012 Truck of the Year testing that represent two of the more popular trim levels: a Platinum Edition EcoBoost and an XLT 5.0-liter V-8. New for this year, but not on hand, are Ford's entry-level 302-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 and the range-topping 411-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 from the Raptor now available in the Lariat, Platinum, and Harley Davidson Editions."

    Ford F-150 named Motor Trend 2012 Truck of the Year - Yahoo! Autos
     
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    The bailout at GM worked just fine for the unions, the workers, management, and most of the basic creditors.

    Now the old GM stockholders, on the other hand, they got hosed.
     

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