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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 06:11 AM
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7. Brilliant. Just like the commercial radio stations,
so many of which not state their ownership along with their call sign: "This is KRAP radio 666 AM, a MegaGlomComCorpInc station."

Anyone else recall when Acura ditched the Legend name for their card, just because people would say "I drive a Legend" instead of "I drive an Acura?"

The corporate types got in a snit because the corporate name wasn't as well known as the model name and in an ego-driven move (rare for Honda), decided to kill the Legend brand name in favor of numbers and letters.

Their sales dropped by thirty percent the following year, and it took them three years to recover.

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  -GM to put 'GM' on all cars - BFD screembloodymurder  Apr-13-05 05:23 AM   #0 
  - Hell, more corporate logos would make me LESS likely to buy anything  ET Awful   Apr-13-05 05:26 AM   #1 
  - They should pay US to wear their logos.  renaissanceguy   Apr-13-05 12:57 PM   #47 
     - Dealer Logos Are Bad Enough  CO Liberal   Apr-13-05 04:15 PM   #49 
  - What was an unstated reason for people to stay away from GM's cars  KlatooBNikto   Apr-13-05 05:28 AM   #2 
  - No, But They Reward Their CEO & Upper Management W/Huge Rewards  cryingshame   Apr-13-05 09:01 AM   #30 
  - Genetically modified? n/t  Stockholm   Apr-13-05 05:43 AM   #3 
  - They'd have better luck  ayeshahaqqiqa   Apr-13-05 05:49 AM   #4 
  - In other words: GM execs are spreading blame among divisions.  BrainRants   Apr-13-05 06:02 AM   #5 
  - Right on!  screembloodymurder   Apr-13-05 06:18 AM   #8 
  - I've believed that from "day one"..  sendero   Apr-13-05 08:13 AM   #24 
     - The Japanese also agreed  DulceDecorum   Apr-13-05 10:13 AM   #35 
  - Hey! GMGMC is VERY SYMBOLIC.. It's the sound that the  DS1   Apr-13-05 07:33 AM   #13 
  - Here's my GM lineup rundown... GM=R.I.P.  BrainRants   Apr-13-05 08:04 AM   #22 
     - But it had "Old" in the name, and that's BAD, BAD, BAD!!!!!  hatrack   Apr-13-05 08:35 AM   #25 
     - Meanwhile  cprise   Apr-13-05 11:55 AM   #45 
     - You can't keep prices down if the Euro goes to a $1.30  happyslug   Apr-13-05 03:28 PM   #48 
     - Agree the Olds Aurora was an excellent, underappreciated car. n/t  pelagius   Apr-13-05 04:47 PM   #51 
  - maybe they're not selling cars.....  notadmblnd   Apr-13-05 06:11 AM   #6 
  - Henry Ford raise his workers wages to 5$ a day in 1910  RawMaterials   Apr-13-05 07:57 AM   #21 
  - Brilliant. Just like the commercial radio stations,  Redstone   Apr-13-05 06:11 AM   #7 
  - they did a similar thing before they killed off Oldsmobile  Paulie   Apr-13-05 06:30 AM   #9 
  - So, well see "GM" on Saab autos now?  Mika   Apr-13-05 06:34 AM   #10 
  - Not kidding  Stella_Artois   Apr-13-05 07:02 AM   #11 
  - You should see the reaction on Saabnet  midnight armadillo   Apr-13-05 08:11 AM   #23 
  - Yet another reason to hold onto my 9-3 for ever and ever...  Zenlitened   Apr-13-05 08:41 AM   #28 
  - I've worked for GM 40 yrs...  madmom   Apr-13-05 07:27 AM   #12 
  - To be perfectly honest, I haven't NOTICED your new cars...  BiggJawn   Apr-13-05 07:34 AM   #14 
  - Wanna know why your GM cars cost so much?...  madmom   Apr-13-05 07:42 AM   #18 
     - I'm surprised they don't play Yanni tapes for them  BiggJawn   Apr-13-05 09:50 AM   #34 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-13-05 07:40 AM   #16 
  - Oh, yeah, the "extreme look" is just wonderful.  Redstone   Apr-13-05 11:00 AM   #38 
  - "Generous Muthas"  BiggJawn   Apr-13-05 07:36 AM   #15 
  - they sold EMD several years ago  madmom   Apr-13-05 07:43 AM   #19 
     - Whoops! My Bad!  BiggJawn   Apr-13-05 09:48 AM   #33 
     - GM still owns Electro - Motive  sidpleasant   Apr-13-05 10:53 AM   #37 
     - It is true,as you say, that their locos are better than their cars, but  PhuLoi   Apr-13-05 11:29 AM   #41 
     - The sale closed recently (April 4th, 2005). I wonder if it will impact...  Tesha   Apr-13-05 11:12 AM   #40 
  - Too Funny! This must be why it is always a disaster when corporations  leesa   Apr-13-05 07:41 AM   #17 
  - If they had a vehicle they could put the word  tanyev   Apr-13-05 07:53 AM   #20 
  - But they do! They'll make nearly two or three hundred this year!  hatrack   Apr-13-05 08:39 AM   #27 
     - Woo-hoo. Sign me up.  tanyev   Apr-13-05 09:00 AM   #29 
  - Read Mark LaNeve's quote: He's the fool of the day.  MrTriumph   Apr-13-05 08:37 AM   #26 
  - Jeez...I always told people my GMC truck was made by the .........  Historic NY   Apr-13-05 09:09 AM   #31 
  - they dont sell because they suck  RPM   Apr-13-05 09:18 AM   #32 
  - I have gone out of my way to NOT BUY  Pegleg Thd   Apr-13-05 10:22 AM   #36 
     - I am presently driving...  madmom   Apr-13-05 11:02 AM   #39 
        - How many times have you reglued your rearview mirror bracket?  MrTriumph   Apr-13-05 11:37 AM   #42 
        - actually the only thing that has come off is the bowtie on the front grill  madmom   Apr-13-05 12:16 PM   #46 
        - delete  underthedome   Apr-13-05 11:40 AM   #43 
  - Wipe out Management and then take the Union to task.  underthedome   Apr-13-05 11:41 AM   #44 
  - Chrysler Has Been Doing Something Similar Since the '60s  CO Liberal   Apr-13-05 04:19 PM   #50 
     - my department  Gargoyle   Apr-13-05 05:28 PM   #52 

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