Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 00:19:18 -0400
From: "Joe" <>
Subject: Re: GM's excess baggage - Buick, Pontiac, Saab, Hummer

"Eeyore" <> wrote in message > > > BoobooBear wrote: > >> "Eeyore" wrote >> >> > Whilst Americans continue to buy bad American cars just to be >> > 'patriotic' >> > they are actually killing the US auto industry by letting it off the >> > hook in >> >> > its domestic market and giving it an excuse not to address many >> > fundamental >> > issues about those same vehicles. >> >> >> I wouldnt call American cars BAD, they are really just as good as any >> from >> my experience, but I admit they are ho hum plain and boring. American >> cars >> used to have attitude and thats what those who drive american want >> back...attitude. > > Well.... US cars tend to have relatively poor fuel efficicency and are the > last > bastion of the likes of live rear axles and poor suspension and > indifferent > handling it has to be said. > > Graham Not anymore. You're way behind the times. Traditional U.S. handling has simply gone out of style. I admit American cars are just a pile of cheap imported junk, but your description wasn't really very good. You may be right about the last bastion-ing. There's only one U.S.-made car with a live rear axle. Can you name it? I wonder if it's the last one in the world. Might well be. And as for the G8, I'll take all the Australian cars they will send us. They have big rear drive cars in Australia, and people here want them. At least I do.

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