Originally Posted by deepcynic
It is a good thing that GM is relying on Opel...
Opel brings engineering assets to the table that GM has not been able to master in a certain segment of the product line.
i don't mind so much. when they turned Saturn into Opel i thought it was a great move
i just wish Detroit would develop a car platform(s) that could stand on its own from the ground up. so GM can say "this is American through and through." and evolve it and make it last. it would seem if you're always borrowing and doing joint ventures, even within companies you own, thats not going to happen
stop bringing old model names back, stop playing parts sharing musical chairs (why does the steering wheel of some Caddy's look as if it was pulled from a Chevy truck?), and stop "sharing" cars with you European subsidiaries
just make a Buick that will still be a Buick in 20 years that isn't outdated, forgotten, and left in the dust by the competition and a bunch of bean counters in suits who know diddly about cars
turn it all over. make new engines, new platforms, focus on quality, and best of all, truly make it "All American" without making it cheap, gimmicky, or disposable after 12 model years
make me some good cars, GM. now is your chance. ones you develop, improve, keep the same name for year after year, and in the same segment with each generation
make me a really good
american car you will stand by and stay true to. thats what this American wants
and stop putting truck pieces in your luxury cars. but if so, at least make them nice peices