"New GM" not responsible for "Old GM"

Re: "New GM" not responsible for "Old GM"

PostBy: gaw On: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:21 am

The problem with GM is how the wonderful media covered it. I did not pay much attention to it all but the buzzwords were bailout and not letting GM and Chrysler go under. Until now I never heard that GM somehow changed its name and went bankrupt then a new company emerged under the old name. It is slight of hand and I believe this was all intentional to mislead people into thinking GM did not go under yet it appears it technically did.

In the linked article the named party had to replace rear tires after only 6,000 miles. I know for a fact that back in the 60’s 70’s and 80’s it was normal for rear tires to need replacing in under 6,000 miles especially when you had teenage male drivers in the family and none of those cars were ever recalled because of that problem either.
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Re: "New GM" not responsible for "Old GM"

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:27 am

TARP goes back before Obama, I was only going by the section of quote that was here. If you don't put the rest up then I have to go by what there is. Like I said the laws suck.
I don't know about the tires, I put a lot of rubber on the roads in the 60s but I never recall them lasting less than 10k yet alone under 6k.
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Re: "New GM" not responsible for "Old GM"

PostBy: gaw On: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:32 am

samhill wrote:I don't know about the tires, I put a lot of rubber on the roads in the 60s but I never recall them lasting less than 10k yet alone under 6k.

We are talking Chevys here not Nopars
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Re: "New GM" not responsible for "Old GM"

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:35 am

Might I suggest that if a Republican was President, things like this declaration from President Obama would have given the major news media a reason to go into a salivating frenzy of negative press over such a spoken mis-truth.
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Re: "New GM" not responsible for "Old GM"

PostBy: coal berner On: Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:25 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:http://www.autosafety.org/history-gm-side-saddle-gas-tank-defect

http://www.autosafety.org/largest-vehicle-recalls

I worked for GM in the 80's, changed hundreds of rear lower control arm bolts on the A body recall and also did lots of brake recalls on the X body, as well as the wonderful cold binding problem on the rack and pinion steering.

Replaced many failed head gaskets on the wonderful Olds diesel V8.

In '85 when the FI front wheel drive Olds 98 was introduced the mass air flow sensors were failing right and left. When they quit the engine would shut of and would not restart, really great when the driver was in the middle of an intersection or driving on the highway at 70 mph!

The absolute worst job I ever did was replacing a failed V6 diesel engine in a Olds Ciera.

Wonder why I got out of that business...

Yea nothing wrong with ford frontends :roll:
I rather stall at 70 then flip over at 60 .
Guess you never heard of replacing ball joints on ford F Series 4x4 trucks every year since the 60's 70's 80 's 90's and beyond

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http://www.topix.com/forum/autos/ford-f ... SU9BGKAANI

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/automoti ... rings.html

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http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2011 ... frame.html
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Re: "New GM" not responsible for "Old GM"

PostBy: coal berner On: Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:28 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:http://www.autosafety.org/history-gm-side-saddle-gas-tank-defect

http://www.autosafety.org/largest-vehicle-recalls

I worked for GM in the 80's, changed hundreds of rear lower control arm bolts on the A body recall and also did lots of brake recalls on the X body, as well as the wonderful cold binding problem on the rack and pinion steering.

Replaced many failed head gaskets on the wonderful Olds diesel V8.

In '85 when the FI front wheel drive Olds 98 was introduced the mass air flow sensors were failing right and left. When they quit the engine would shut of and would not restart, really great when the driver was in the middle of an intersection or driving on the highway at 70 mph!

The absolute worst job I ever did was replacing a failed V6 diesel engine in a Olds Ciera.

Wonder why I got out of that business...

Burning up in a vehicle or having your home burned up while sleeping in your bed Vs replacing front parts I'll take replacing front end parts everytime
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Re: "New GM" not responsible for "Old GM"

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:38 pm

They have all made crap, sometimes they stand by it if you b***h about it enough but times were good many just went out & paid for a repair or bought something new. The car companies played the odds, throw out something they know is inferior & maybe it would last until the second owner. Keep gambling like that & winning you keep pushing the odds until it catches up & then you cry that it wasn't your fault. They don't care about the consumer that might get injured or killed, they care about making that profit for the preferred stock holders. It's called Greed my friends & it will trump responsibility every time, the new American way of doing business.
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Re: "New GM" not responsible for "Old GM"

PostBy: gaw On: Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:01 pm

This has nothing to do with the quality issues you may be experiencing with your car. :cheers: :drunk: :rofl:


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