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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

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Old 03-25-2010, 10:16 AM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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I think we should consider buying GM to help them get AWAY from being Government Motors.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:26 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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I was looking into GM however the interest rate for most of their vehicles are outrageous. Somewhere like 8%! That is like throwing 100 bucks a month straight into interest. If they had a reasonable rate, they would become level.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I'd buy whatever vehicle I find best for me, I don't really care if it's GM or VAG etc etc, I buy out of interest and quality, not politics.

...Then again I'm not American, hehe.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:46 AM
 
Location: NYC & NJ
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Honestly, "patriotism" or whatever you want to call it couldn't save GM before and can't save it now. I wish them well, but they will have to compete on quality, value, efficiency and everything else that matters to most buyers.
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:01 AM
 
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I've been a GM and VAG fan for a long time and have owned multiple examples of each. I generally like their products and the direction that both companies are taking. However, as others have stated, it really comes down to who has the right vehicle to meet my needs inlcuding; price, utility, design, quality and reliability. Right now GM takes the cake for me when it comes to family hauling duties.
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:02 AM
 
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I'd buy whatever vehicle I find best for me, I don't really care if it's GM or VAG etc etc, I buy out of interest and quality, not politics.

...Then again I'm not American, hehe.
Well you may not be American, but it's funny you call other companies VAG
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:18 AM
 
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I think we should consider buying GM to help them get AWAY from being Government Motors.
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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Old 03-25-2010, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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So we gave them billions of dollars already, why give them any more?
They drained me dry for years with their bad engineering. I will never buy a GM again. They and Mopar should have been allowed to complete their suicide years ago.
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: NYC & NJ
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Well you may not be American, but it's funny you call other companies VAG
VAG usually refers to Volkswagen AG or Volkswagen [Auto] Group.
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Never considered buying GM vehicles in the past, but some of the newer products certainly hold an appeal to get a look at.
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