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View Poll Results: would you support a big 3 merger?
no 6 37.50%
yes, GM and chrysler 7 43.75%
yes, GM, chrysler, and ford 3 18.75%
Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-12-2008, 11:16 AM
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I am picturing three big crippled drunks all leaning on each other trying to stumble down the street.

What would this serve?

Problem is not money, management, nor the union.

They just flat refuse to build electric -- instead of oil burner -- cars.

Let the dinosaurs die that the new may arise.
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:39 AM
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I thnik you need to look at the fact that no automakers is making their money on electrivc cars. If the big three did not have the legacy cost and high labor cost and been spending the money to make smaller less profitable cars instead of the SUV;s they wouldn't be in this situatuion.They made SUV because they had a huge cost factor in these cost and they were what sold and made the most profit for them. Nobody even see teh elctric car as a long term solution in thsi country but a few dreamers that have no ideas of teh cost involved.
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:49 AM
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the electric car companies are asking for a bailout as well:
But right now, the electric-vehicle community has a lot of the same problems as the legacy car business, and a few more besides. Brian Wynne, the head of the EDTA, says manufacturers in his group need the government's help now.

"We have a gap," he says. "We need to get over this gap."

The credit crunch and the economic slump are slamming the crop of electric-vehicle companies that sprung up in recent years, fueled in part by Silicon Valley venture-capital money.
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