SMITTY wrote:GM has plenty of good stuff: the new Camaro is absolutely beautiful ... and actually backs up the looks with some awesome engine choices, Cadillac has amazing things out there ... I'd take any one of them, minus the front-wheel-drive one (if I could afford it), Buick has come back from the dead with some super luxurious models at a very reasonable price considering, GMC & Chevy trucks just plain kick ass -- GREAT looks, some decent engines, ride like a car .....
I see no reason why they can't make money .... as long as they dump, or completely revamp the union, & cut back on the greedy salaries of the top brass.
Caddy is on fire, but not making money. The volume is just not there. Trucks.....Ford owns the market.. as well they should. I buy NEW cars for me and for work. I am shopping right now....GM is boring. Some of the stuff they build is nice,
but no VOLUME. With out volume, they are done. It will take a while, but die it will. We can only hope that we get our money
back before it rolls over. I take no pleasure in it, but realistically the bail out was a jobs program. The GOV did not want all
those people unemployed at the same time. Unemployment will go down, and then GM will roll, and right back up it will go.
So even if we lose the money, it was still cheaper than having them go down with the general economy. Not a fun set of choices.
Chrysler is toast. I am curious to see how much FIAT spends before they bale out. The only marque with value at Chrysler is JEEP. Doubt they are large enough to go it alone, but some one will pick them up.
The only American car company that deserves to live right now is FORD. The model line up shows this too. All the \
lines have fire. From the lowly focus to the biggest Lincoln, they are desirable. Trucks, cars, all price points, they are
fresh and make you want one in some way. THAT is what it takes to survive and beat the JAP cars. And if we can believe the press numbers, looks like they are getting it done. More market share every day.
Even if you are not a Ford fan, it still makes you feel good that some AMERICAN car company compete. We have not
completely lost it!