Site News - 11/22 Member of the Year Voting
Date: Sat, 12 May 2007 10:42:24 -0400
From: "BoobooBear" <Boonospama.com>
Subject: Re: GM's excess baggage - Buick, Pontiac, Saab, Hummer


"still me" <wheeledBobnospamo.com> wrote in message news:ufdi331f9ph9jmtgemhet981k4q626bif5nospamcom... > On Wed, 02 May 2007 20:36:58 -0400, GlassVial > <glassvialnospamAM.hotmail.com> wrote: > >>This article/link was already posted here earlier (at least to the GM >>group) >> >>Agree with the Buick and Saab dumping, maybe Hummer, but not Pontiac. >> >>And even still, dumping those 2 brands won't completely turn the ship >>around, there's a lot more work to do yet. > > GM doesn't have a clue. But neither does that writer. > > They continue to take brands with a loyal following and screw them up. > Caddy has a core following - but instead of catering to it, GM > continues to build Caddies that are not what the core caddy buyer > wants. They did the same thing with Saab - a car with a loyal, almost > cultish following. What do they do? They buy it and proceed to > alienate the core buyers by pumping in lots of GM parts in lieu of > Saab parts. Then, while speaking in the other direction, they re-label > the POS Trailblazer as a Saab and rename a Subaru "Saab". > > While talking about establishing unique vehicles/brands, they continue > to homogenize and lose core audiences. In the meantime, anyone who > joins management and wants them to move past their moronic 1970's > management and production model is quickly forced out. > > And the article writer says "keep Chevy". It may have a nice ring to > it with some buyers, but it always has the worst reliability record of > all the GM brands. > > All very amusing. > > > > They GM thinks they can get away by beginning to sell rehashed Australian imports also. Those who by GM want American not Australian 4 door BMW wannabees as in the Pontiac G8.

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