Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 07:11:29 GMT
From: Marc Escuro <>
Subject: Re: New Saab SUV

On 11/23/01 6:15 PM, in article k50uvt8183mf2fai0moioc7bvs8o0o7qb5nopsamcom, "Just Bob" <> wrote: > On Sat, 24 Nov 2001 00:26:03 GMT, Marc Escuro <> > wrote: >> >> Well... That's fine, so long as you realize that GM is NOT the only one >> who does it. > > Other makers do do it. Many share a car across two lines. > However, no one shares across so many model lines like GM. The > companies that do it successfully have managed to establish a unique > identity for each line. I don't think GM was doing that, but I > think this is an attempt to start doing that. Some lines have > got to fall out of the middle when that happens. Well that's not really a good argument, since there isn't a carmaker out there that has as many car lines as GM. US: Buick, Cadillac, Olds, Pontiac, GMC, Chevy, Hummer, Saturn Europe: Opel, SAAB, Fiat, Vauxhall Asia/Aus: Holden, Fuji/Subaru, Isuzu, Suzuki GM is has historically been bad about sharing model lines.... But Chrysler has always been been far worse. And Toyota is pretty bad with the Camry/ES300 line. -- Marc Escuro "...when all hope is gone, you know sad songs say so much..."

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