We need our own car

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    Canada should abandon the 'big 3' automakers and hire our own people who've been laid off and start eco-friendly clean fueled automotive powerhouses. Actually we should've in the 80s when we first heard about greenhouse gases...
     
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    Sure, why not? It's no big deal to get into the car business..... you guys have done gangbusters with the Healthcare industry why not car manufacturing?
     
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    Make one that runs on seal blubber and you'll be in!:rofl:
     
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    :rofl: :clap2:

    Well why not get in bed with the Chinese and help out the Chery Motors deal.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chery_Automobile
     
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    Let's see... gangbusters with healthacre. I'll guess you do NOT think our system is good. Okay, reasons? As someone who's dealt with it for years, (and only it) I have little comparison save the idea of private, and the glaring example south of the border!

    Back to the point - is your point Canada would be idiotic and ruin any car company? or that we;d be so socialist that everybody would be able to afford one?
     
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    An opportunity to build on and they are very affordable and disposable
     
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    Looks like some regular gas-powered car. Old thinking. What a surprise.

    Maybe Canada should start a car company! Make environmentally happy cars, sell those to China, the US, etc. Then we can lay-off our own workers, or maybe even some in other countries. Fortune 500 here we come.
     
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    What are you whining about? Glass 1/2 full or 1/2 empty? I was kind of serious about the car. WTF it cost money to do any venture in our world whether in Canada or in India. Don't whine about something if you really don't want an answer. Or give a detailed answer on how to make a pipe dream a reality!
     
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    I was just asking for some thoughts, but sure I'll 'whine' about leaving the future of a large industry to foreign decision makers... but that's OUR fault.

    My idea is to create a canadian car company ( or someone in that industry to) but based on the environmental climate and fuel needs, more than just "lets have this for ourselves".
     
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    What do you want a real car manufactured in Canada? And should it be earth friendly? How much could you reasonably spend on this idea per unit? And how could your countrymen/women trust that is holds reliability? See in these questions alone you are looking at a minimum 5 years to get this car or truck into a reliability area equal to the other top 3 automakers. And your idea is or should have some help from another manufacture just to keep the spirit of jointship alive. Personally you can have a decent horsepower gas engine that can have the reduced emissions first and then build your capitol later on a bio or hybrid platform. You'd also need this car or truck to meet 5%~95% percentile with regards to size of the driver, and safety and ergonomics should be a serious consideration since in many cities traffic is a factor and comfort even if basic is important. Case and point I might have a car that gets 44 mpg in the city but the seats are so uncomfortable that a reduced fuel mileage wouldn't matter if the seats and overall cockpit are comfortable.

    See I came here with ideas and although they are lame, nevertheless ideas on a product, now with more brainstorming you can acquire a better idea from my original thoughts, which was my point. Now if you add to mine who knows what we can come up with? Maybe a fuel efficient tank?
     

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