Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001 09:29:20 -0500 From: Curtis L. Russell <sagwagonnopsamatlantic.net> Subject: Re: Whats wrong with the V6?
You are spouting the drivel. BMW, Mercedes and several of the Japanese manufacturers (and practically all of the Korean ones) have teetered on the brink at one time or another in the period from 1990 to 2002. The successful ones are the ones that combined successful production with cost controls, and came back. Good engineering includes the issues of production and ultimate price constraints. Magnificent failures litter the history of automobiles. I kind of wish they still sold Cords and Duesenburgs... GMAC fails not because of penny pinching, but because of design failures. And they spend beaucoup bucks on designers. A design failure is ultimately an engineering failure, not an issue of pennies or cost cutting. Ford is failing (and maybe in a very real sense in 2002) because of engineering issues on the production floor. There is no particular issues of pennies - they are putting more pennies into every sub assembly than almost any other manufacturer right now. Curtis L. Russell Odenton, MD. (USA) 1997 Saab 900 Convertible, 2.0 turbo Formerly 1978 99, 1980 900 Turbo, 1986 900 Turbo and 1990 900 Turbo On 29 Dec 2001 19:25:57 -0800, wfc_001nopsamail.com (w) wrote: >Pure business-major doublespeak drivel. > >I live in the U.S. so I'm familiar with the crap Detroit passes off as >automobiles. > >Look who's running Ford and GM - and then look who's running the >German big 3. >Get it? > >Detroit concentrates on who their "customer" is- so they worry about >cupholders, garish grille fobs and non-sensical hearse-like designs >(PT Cruiser).