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Old 06-03-2009, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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YouTube - The 2012 Pelosi GTxi SS/RT Sport Edition

This is true. They will force you to buy those vehicles you have rejected.

How long before Government Motors sends this gem down the assembly line.
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Don't you think you are overstating things a bit?
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:54 PM
 
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Sanrene's car of the future:

http://www.hubcapcafe.com/i/2000/tc_mac/edsl5801.JPG (broken link)
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Don't you think you are overstating things a bit?
It's happened for every other nationalized company, why should GM be any different?

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Old 06-03-2009, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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YouTube - The 2012 Pelosi GTxi SS/RT Sport Edition

This is true. They will force you to buy those vehicles you have rejected.

How long before Government Motors sends this gem down the assembly line.
I think that the used car business will be a very good one once they do start down the assembly lines.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:05 PM
 
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Sanrene's car of the future:
The free market ended the production of that car over 50 years ago.

Not that you respect or know the history of a free mkt.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The free market ended the production of that car over 50 years ago.

Not that you respect or know the history of a free mkt.
avocado is trying to make a tenuous link between those cars and the symbolism of decadence. It's a fairly remarkable statement -- to a 7th grade English student.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: AL
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lolol haaaaaaaaa this is a great thread and so true
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:27 PM
 
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The free market ended the production of that car over 50 years ago.
And the free market brought GM and Chrysler to the position that they are in, obsolete and out of step, just like the Edsel.

So, where does that leave us regarding the OP... if you believe that GM should have simply have been liquidated then there is nothing to debate because they wouldn't be making edsels or any other car for that matter.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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And the free market brought GM and Chrysler to the position that they are in, obsolete and out of step, just like the Edsel.

So, where does that leave us regarding the OP... if you believe that GM should have simply have been liquidated then there is nothing to debate because they wouldn't be making edsels or any other car for that matter.
Actually Chrysler would've been sold off decades ago b/c there'd be no bailout. BK and possible restructuring. Perhaps they'd be in better shape without gubmint help?

Then again, I can't expect a bailout apologist to agree.
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