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View Poll Results: How do you feel about buying GM?
Less likely now, because of bailout 11 16.42%
Less likely now, because of economy 1 1.49%
More likely now, to show support 3 4.48%
More likely, just because I like the cars 20 29.85%
I wouldn't buy GM regardless 32 47.76%
Voters: 67. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 03-25-2010, 10:36 PM
 
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Yeah Pontiac did have some potential with Solstice, G8 esp GXP, and if the G8 ST came out. Had they done a better GTO that certainly could've helped as well. GM has the sports and muscle covered with Corvette and Camaro, and with the Caprice coming back they'll have potential for a sporty sedan. I really think the El Camino if done right could work as well.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:43 PM
 
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My next car I buy will be a mid 70s fullsize Impala or Caprice or Oldsmobile Ninety Eight. The 1970s fullsize GM and Ford, Lincoln and Mercury cars and trucks are by a order of magnitude supierior than whats made today. The new vehicles are poorly made junk.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:56 PM
 
Location: NoVA
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I would rather french kiss a python than buy another GM vehicle, but I wish them the best of luck in luring future generations of car buyers.
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I don't care at all for the way the bankruptcy process basically kicked secured creditors to the curb and handed the company over to the union. The bankruptcy proceeding was a pure, naked political power grab by the current administration to wrest the company from one set of hands and hand it over to a politically favored constituency. That's something I don't want to be party to. The only way I'll buy a GM any time in the foreseeable future is if they make some car I absolutely must have and nobody else makes anything like it.
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:42 AM
 
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My next car I buy will be a mid 70s fullsize Impala or Caprice or Oldsmobile Ninety Eight. The 1970s fullsize GM and Ford, Lincoln and Mercury cars and trucks are by a order of magnitude supierior than whats made today. The new vehicles are poorly made junk.
If by 'junk' you mean safer, more reliable, more efficient, better handling, quicker and better packaged, then I would have to agree.
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:00 AM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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What a strange reason to buy a car. I'd rather a car company earn my hard-earned money, not guilt me into buying their product.
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Totally agree. Plus, what has GM done for me with this type of viewpoint? I live on the west coast. I do not understand why anyone has this viewpoint. I really doubt anyone feels this way for banks which needed help.
Guess I should explain.

Guilt has nothing to do with it. I buy GM vehicles because i like them. The worst cars I've ever owned were Chrysler, but some people swear by them. For better or worse, I like GM and have had good experiences with them.

To me Detroit automakers are a part of what I think of as America and Americana. And right now that feels under siege from politicians. So it gets my attention a bit more these days.

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and don't buy a VAG otherwise that
might be the only VAG you get


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why would you do this?

decade after decade the government has been the best thing to happen to them since the '66 Impala :/
I hope you're kidding. Government intervention and overregulation and corruption have tied America businesses hands' for too long and mostly unnecessarily so.

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I don't care at all for the way the bankruptcy process basically kicked secured creditors to the curb and handed the company over to the union. The bankruptcy proceeding was a pure, naked political power grab by the current administration to wrest the company from one set of hands and hand it over to a politically favored constituency. That's something I don't want to be party to. The only way I'll buy a GM any time in the foreseeable future is if they make some car I absolutely must have and nobody else makes anything like it.
That's the problem. If they have more customers, they'll be more free from government control, though obviously not completely free.

The "current administration" has put banks, auto makers and now healthcare in its cross hairs. Almost no one is hiring. Prices are inflating. More government jobs are being created than in business. This all sux and is dangerous not just to our live today, but the future of our country.

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GM has made some legendary vehicles in the past and it's 100% justified for some people to have a soft spot and misty eyes for the company, ....
At least someone understands. (sniff)
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:20 AM
 
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If by 'junk' you mean safer, more reliable, more efficient, better handling, quicker and better packaged, then I would have to agree.
I don't think we can agree at all about automobiles.
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:24 AM
 
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I don't think we can agree at all about automobiles.
Nor should we! You like what you like, I like what I like. Freedom of choice.

But, to discount the numerous advances that have been made since the dark days of the '70s is a bit... um... peculiar.
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:37 AM
 
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Nor should we! You like what you like, I like what I like. Freedom of choice.

But, to discount the numerous advances that have been made since the dark days of the '70s is a bit... um... peculiar.
Freedom of choice indeed and my choice is not peculiar at all. What I drive, I understand how it was built and can completely rebuild it myself and make it put out as much power as I want it to.
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:42 AM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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I'm not currently in the market for a new vehicle, but if I were, I would be looking closely at GM. My reason for this is that I like several of the vehicles they are now producing, for both styling and efficiency. I have owned at least one GM vehicle at any given time for most of my adult life. I guess I find their vehicles to be the ones that appeal to me the most. There are a few other vehicles that appeal to me, too, but they are spread out among several other manufacturers.
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