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Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 20:15:45 GMT
From: th <>
Subject: Re: Why is this newsgroup all technical troubleshooting?

Dexter J wrote: > On Wed, 27 Apr 2005 18:48:24 -0400, ma_twain <> wrote: > >> To quote the GM execs "No one cares what is in the car, all they >> want is the Saab name". > > > Hey brother Twain - long time no hear. I think that about sums up the > problem and perhaps the solution. > > SAAB in many ways reflects the current supply side trending towards the > lowest minimum possible acceptable level of quality, endurance and > service in Branded products. Just exactly how much sawdust can you put > in the burger before they yokels catch on I suppose? > > I think I heard another CEO at the Nabisco group explaining it as > "harvesting the Brand value to the shareholders".. Which I guess > explains why my Ritz crackers now sux. > > Essentially, GM is losing money because they are making bad cars under > good badges right now. "Not meeting expectations at a consumer level" > to sensitize the statement into a more corporately and socially > acceptable non-phrase. > > I was saddened to figure out why my 1993 Aero has been springing > erroneous CEL alerts that seemed impossible to diagnose. A simple 5 > cent part - that really deserved to be a 10 cent part considering it's > impact on the greater engineered package. Hello 50% GM ownership at the > time. > > What makes the whole situation all the more frustrating is that GM > really have the right answer in the Epsilon initiative, but I don't > think they can get there MBA mortarboards around it. One chassis - > sliding scale for *everything* from the headlights, to the engine, to > the suspension, to the body and *everything* inside of it. > > Build a wider lower 9000 on it and make it 4 wheel drive a Turbo > Diesel.. You beat the pants off the Magnum on all counts. End game - > roll out the grass and sweep up the stands. > > Formalize the wiring harness and relays to a *much* better > specification and open source the engine management CPU. Didn't they > brain the Mars Rovers with UNIX? > No, the operating system is VxWorks and there has been bugs detected in that OS when on Mars. I wouldn't like to have VxWorks in my car!!! -- th

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