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Old 07-22-2017, 02:35 PM
 
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According to media reports GM is (unofficially) putting the Chevrolet Volt hybrid, Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Sonic, under review for *possible* cancellation. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...ars/501798001/
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Old 07-22-2017, 03:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I have seen maybe one Sonic on the road in my life, and maybe three Volts. The others are so obscure, I really couldn't remember if I ever saw one.
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Old 07-22-2017, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Retired
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GM has a lot of models. They should drop the slow sellers and put the money into better selling vehicles.
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Old 07-22-2017, 04:13 PM
 
Location: SC
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According to media reports GM is (unofficially) putting the Chevrolet Volt hybrid, Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Sonic, under review for *possible* cancellation. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...ars/501798001/
  • I like the Volt.
  • The Buick seems a nice design, but I am not sure who it's marketing target is.. Older folks?
  • The Cadillac all pretty much look the same to me.
  • The Impala has no real distinguishing style.
  • And the Sonic I never heard of.

I think there is no real loss here except for the Volt. I guess they don't want to siphon sales from the Bolt, but if they had asked me I would have said, keep the Volt for a few more years and don't bother with the Bolt yet. I will not compete well with the Model3.
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Old 07-22-2017, 04:47 PM
 
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  • I like the Volt.
  • The Buick seems a nice design, but I am not sure who it's marketing target is.. Older folks?
  • The Cadillac all pretty much look the same to me.
  • The Impala has no real distinguishing style.
  • And the Sonic I never heard of.
I think there is no real loss here except for the Volt. I guess they don't want to siphon sales from the Bolt, but if they had asked me I would have said, keep the Volt for a few more years and don't bother with the Bolt yet. I will not compete well with the Model3.


Only people see driving a Buick Lacrosse are older folks who cannot or will not spring for a full sized Lexus, Audi, Mercedes-Benz or similar luxury "boat" of a car.


Remember Impalas from back in the day (1960's and 1970's) as a car my dad and other "adults" liked. Today haven't seen many on road aside from rental fleets and or LE vehicles. Here in NYC even LE is getting out of cars and moving towards crossover or SUVs.


Now Cadillac is something do see quite a lot of (again here in NYC/NJ area), even younger guys seem to like them.


Sonic is again something have only seen in rental car fleets.

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Old 07-22-2017, 04:53 PM
 
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I have seen quite a few Sonics on the road and my neighbor bought one for his daughter headed to college in the fal. The remainder I have seen might me or might not be rental. However to say "ONLY" is not a good choice since that is false.
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Old 07-22-2017, 05:00 PM
 
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Of those listed, the ones I see most often is the Sonic. I know the Lacrosse and Impala are basically the same vehicle and full size FWD sedans aren't selling well anymore as people who would have once picked them are buying crossover SUVs. The Volt powertrain should have gone in a slightly larger platform that offered better rear seat leg room and cargo space. It's high price didn't help.
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Old 07-22-2017, 05:00 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Typical Detroit brand thinking. They only live for today and they get wiped out when the market changes. Oil could go back to $150 a barrel a month from now. Then they would have to start their EV and sub compact hatchback r and d over from scratch. In contrast Toyota strives to maintain high quality vehicles of all kinds from large trucks and SUVs to the Pruis and Yaris so that they are fine regardless of market preferences. When you exclude fleet sales Toyota is probably already the best selling brand in the USA. How much lower does GM want to sink?
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Old 07-22-2017, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Morrison, CO
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I would never by a GM vehicle except maybe a Corvette.
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Old 07-22-2017, 05:03 PM
 
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I have seen quite a few Sonics on the road and my neighbor bought one for his daughter headed to college in the fal. The remainder I have seen might me or might not be rental. However to say "ONLY" is not a good choice since that is false.

Left out the word "have", and since corrected as one has not seen a Sonic otherwise.
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