This whole situation is just unbelievable to me ...... I can't understand how any of the "big 3" can be going under. Especially today, the cars/trucks they are making are just amazing -- they look great, reliability is right there with the foreign models (wasn't true in the 80's or some models in the early 90's) , I could go on & on......
I was one of those people who swore I would never EVER buy a new vehicle -- there were no models that appealed to me enough to justify a massive monthly loan payment, huge yearly excise tax bills, & ridiculous insurance payments. I laughed at all my friends -- "yah, nice truck, but how's those payments??? Mine are -0-!!"
(Back then I couldn't afford one if I wanted anyway.....)
That was until I sat in my '07 Chevy Silverado at the dealership. It was like this truck was built to my specs -- everything was PERFECT! Then I took it for a test drive. After the tachometer swung past 4 grand, I said SOLD
! I had no plans that day to buy anything!! We just went to look. After selling a bunch of stuff around the house, & factoring in the money I'd get selling my old truck outright rather than get raped on a trade, & a little negotiating, I drove that bitch home 3 days later!!
First new truck ever. Now has 25K miles & I still love it! This is why I can't understand why people buy foreign vehicles, but then again, I can't understand how anyone could vote for a Democrat........I have to face the fact that I'm a dying breed -- the last of my kind. Once I'm gone, there will be no next of kin to pass on all I have learned about surviving with little money in a land of the wealthy. It'll be just as well, because in my opinion this country, sadly, has a bleak future ahead -- not a place for my kids to see... ( gees, now I sound like a Democrat with all the gloom & doom!
As much as it would honestly break my heart to see GM go down ( I've owned only one Ford my entire life ), I have to echo what I heard an expert in the auto industry say today: "Let 'em fail, & from the ashes will arise a stronger, better company".