US auto industry kaputz???

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    Remember when I posted my thoughts on where the US auto makers were going, financially??? What did I say about out sourcing jobs??

    Now look at the current ratings of GM/Ford stocks.... vis a vis the Delphi situation...


    CUT THE GIMMICKS YOU MORONS!!!

    Put a 10 year 120,000 mile warranty, a real warranty, on you vehicles. PROVE to us the you are serious about your "professional grade" designs/offerings..

    The Japs are moving in, with a vengence, by offering their full size powerfull trucks. AND,,,,Toyota is kicking your asses with their vehicle ratings..

    I did get a kick out of Mercedes Benz's ratings for reliabilty in the 2005 Consumer Reports survey....ooops!!!
     
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    They can't afford to because of the unions. That and the Iacocca "only buy American" campaign encouraged passive design.
     
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    Dump the autoworkers unions, and dump the steelworkers unions, and maybe the Big 3 could put out an affordable car.
     
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    Dump the whole thing. The American design process results in such a neutered car, a big shake-up is needed. Doing what you suggest would be a nice start, at least.
     
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    I still buy American autos regardless of unions...I do however buy and restore older classics which hold their value...rather than buy Japanese or German autos...The parts are a little suspicious when rebuilding... unless you can find a wharehouse that holds original parts...hard to do but quite possible!
    This is just me...I prefer to support the home front!
     
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    That's a bit...socialist...
     
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    I'm just a super patriot..can't help myself! :eek:
     
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    IMO, patriotic has nothing to do with buying a Shit product. But everything to do with NOT buying it so it will improve and benefit the Country.
     
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    But you do realize that discourages growth and creativity? When you guarantee the US automaker that you will always buy from them regardless of how they compare to foreign automakers, you will always end up with a piece of shit car that rusts. They have no financial need to compete globally, and you suffer as a result. The good old days where everyone did things out of the goodness of their own hearts are gone. It's all about the money.
     

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