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Old 12-19-2008, 09:58 PM
 
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But its in China.

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Old 12-19-2008, 10:36 PM
 
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Yeah China has been very profitable for GM last I looked at the figures. The Buick nameplate is hugely popular over there and it is THE CAR to have for the upper middle class. Ford has also done well.
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles Area
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There is nothing wrong with this...it makes little sense to ship cars across the ocean when you can make them in Asian instead. The Japanese automakers build their cars here for the same reason...

Critique GM for opening plants in Mexico, not Asian.
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:17 PM
 
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Default Nothing is impossible.

I think I have less to criticize about the location their PLANT than where the Executives have had their heads over the past 30 years or so... Perhaps firmly up their own

I mean seriously, there is no excuse for how slowly they move and how badly they have anticipated consumer demand. GM has enormous engineering and manufacturing talent. They are more than capable of building some very nice vehicles yet they have also seem to pathologically build huge numbers of vehicles that have little appeal AND glaring problems.

When GM has spent money to acquire other or partner with others they've picked some real dogs. Isuzu? Saab? Suzuki?

I have little faith that this behemoth can "learn to dance", but than again IBM had to practically on its death bed before they made signficant changes in their thinking. Maybe there is still some hope...
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Old 12-20-2008, 02:18 PM
 
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There is nothing wrong with this...it makes little sense to ship cars across the ocean when you can make them in Asian instead. The Japanese automakers build their cars here for the same reason...

Critique GM for opening plants in Mexico, not Asian.
Even if they were stupid enough to ship cars manufactured in America to China, it won't work cuz the cars sold in China by GM were mostly designed by GM's Korean subsidiary and manufactured by Chinese OR Korean workers. There are multiple Big Three, what people in America usually see is the Detroit Big Three, but what foreign car buyers usually buy from are Big Three grown almost completely indigenously in foreign land. They are TOTALLY different. Just because legally the US incorporated corporation owned these foreign operations doesn't mean they share anything similar. The real screw-ups are Big Three's US operations, not the whole Big Three. Big Three introducing Big Three branded cars made in China or Brazil back into US wouldn't be that much different from what Toyota did back in the 80s cuz the cars are very alien to American market with no engineering, manufacturing, retail infrastructure in place to support them.
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