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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:38 PM
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31. There is no such thing as a piece of machinery that doesn't wear out... nt
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  -GM says it "disappointed" and "betrayed" consumers Tab  Dec-08-08 11:05 AM   #0 
  - back up that apology with action!  navarth   Dec-08-08 11:08 AM   #1 
  - *snivel*  wtmusic   Dec-08-08 11:08 AM   #2 
  - Sounds like the last days of the Bush administration - "We screwed up"  Lastlaughin08   Dec-08-08 11:15 AM   #3 
  - They built trucks and SUV's because people bought 'em.  lumberjack_jeff   Dec-08-08 11:15 AM   #4 
  - They built trucks and SUVs to get around the standards in place for automobiles  aphopkin   Dec-08-08 11:32 AM   #6 
  - And consumers bought them. It's hard to argue that point away. nt  Romulox   Dec-08-08 11:33 AM   #7 
  - Henry Mencken:  Nihil   Dec-08-08 12:09 PM   #11 
     - Fugazi: "Never mind what's been selling/ It's what you're buying." nt  Romulox   Dec-08-08 12:26 PM   #14 
  - Do you not think Toyota, Nissan and Honda do the same?  DainBramaged   Dec-09-08 07:03 PM   #60 
  - well....  navarth   Dec-08-08 11:35 AM   #8 
  - make stuff look sexy?  Donnachaidh   Dec-08-08 12:09 PM   #12 
  - We do want sexy  pdefalla   Dec-08-08 12:34 PM   #17 
  - don't get hung up on the word sexy  navarth   Dec-08-08 01:43 PM   #21 
     - Beg to differ. Most Toyotas are dull as dishwater, and ugly as sin. nt  Romulox   Dec-08-08 04:35 PM   #28 
        - oh well. eye of the beholder, and all that  navarth   Dec-08-08 05:26 PM   #35 
  - Aerodynamics are the key to good fuel economy, not "sexy".  Romulox   Dec-08-08 12:26 PM   #15 
  - please see response #21  navarth   Dec-08-08 01:44 PM   #22 
  - Aerodynamic Doesn't Have to be Ugly  AndyTiedye   Dec-08-08 04:01 PM   #26 
     - If an SUV is an "upsell", doesn't that suggest that consumers don't want economy cars to begin with?  Romulox   Dec-08-08 04:34 PM   #27 
     - Upsell Just Means Getting the Customer to Buy a More Expensive Product  AndyTiedye   Dec-09-08 01:35 AM   #48 
        - Right. But it works by comparing the cheaper product to the more expensive one.  Romulox   Dec-09-08 06:35 AM   #52 
     - You IMHO hit that nail squarely on the head and drove it home  outofbounds   Dec-09-08 01:33 AM   #47 
  - The Geo Was Made Where?  AndyTiedye   Dec-08-08 03:23 PM   #25 
     - The Geo Metro was a Suzuki desgin, made in Japan, California, and Ontario, CA. nt  Romulox   Dec-08-08 04:36 PM   #29 
        - Actually, it depends which Geo. The Metro and Tracker were Suzuki designs, the Storm was  Thegonagle   Dec-09-08 12:43 PM   #58 
  - People bought them because of millions of dollars of advertising.  yardwork   Dec-08-08 02:01 PM   #24 
  - Right. The same reason I smoke. And drink. And own an Iphone.  Romulox   Dec-08-08 04:37 PM   #30 
  - "I must have some super-duper immunity to advertising."  depakid   Dec-08-08 06:33 PM   #41 
  - Conspiracy theories are almost always self-flattering...  Romulox   Dec-09-08 06:33 AM   #50 
  - I imagine most people think that very same thing  LanternWaste   Dec-09-08 09:15 AM   #54 
     - Even the ones who are lecturing us about our utter POWERLESSNESS in the face of marketing?  Romulox   Dec-09-08 10:57 AM   #56 
        - Probably the ones I see on a constant basis.  LanternWaste   Dec-09-08 12:05 PM   #57 
  - Yes, people aren't responsible for what they do.  spoony   Dec-08-08 05:38 PM   #36 
     - Have you seen "Who Killed the Electric Car?" If not, I suggest you do so.  yardwork   Dec-08-08 11:23 PM   #44 
     - LOL. Is that a documentary on mind control?  Romulox   Dec-09-08 06:36 AM   #53 
     - He doesn't even REALLY believe this. He's just trying to cover for his Bailout Boosting. nt  Romulox   Dec-09-08 06:34 AM   #51 
  - But how many commercials do you see for the Cobalt? Compare that with how many  calimary   Dec-08-08 07:48 PM   #43 
  - What a wonderful apology!  Uben   Dec-08-08 11:22 AM   #5 
  - Please. Nothing is going to change. They can't go under, but  closeupready   Dec-08-08 11:35 AM   #9 
  - let me guess. do they want my sympathies or my money?  proud progressive   Dec-08-08 11:43 AM   #10 
  - They built engines and transmissions designed to wear out.  CANDO   Dec-08-08 12:20 PM   #13 
  - It wasn't just GM  TrogL   Dec-08-08 01:25 PM   #20 
  - There is no such thing as a piece of machinery that doesn't wear out... nt  Romulox   Dec-08-08 04:38 PM   #31 
  - That's a given, but you're ignoring my point.  CANDO   Dec-08-08 06:14 PM   #39 
     - What engines? To be exact...  CRF450   Dec-09-08 01:19 AM   #46 
        - The 2.3 Liter Ford 4 cylinder in my 1983 Mustang  CANDO   Dec-09-08 06:19 PM   #59 
  - Engines and transmissions fail at 100,000 miles. Like clockwork.  Neshanic   Dec-08-08 05:01 PM   #34 
  - Have you ever owned a car? n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Dec-08-08 06:23 PM   #40 
  - Not on Toyota or Honda.  pam4water   Dec-09-08 09:41 AM   #55 
  - No, they have figured that part out  nolabels   Dec-09-08 12:32 AM   #45 
  - No they don't, but why try to change one's mind if it is made of bricks.  DainBramaged   Dec-09-08 07:06 PM   #61 
  - now isn't that interesting after Senator Dodd said  alyce douglas   Dec-08-08 12:30 PM   #16 
  - I wonder what advise Chris Dodd has for AIG's CEO? "Don't spend it all in one place!"???? nt  Romulox   Dec-08-08 04:39 PM   #32 
  - What industry hasn't? Go ahead, name ONE.  Festivito   Dec-08-08 12:48 PM   #18 
  - Can they FIRE the fuck with the deep voice doing the truck commercials?  DS1   Dec-08-08 05:39 PM   #38 
  - My '89 Camaro I bought new is still running like a champ  Mudoria   Dec-08-08 01:23 PM   #19 
  - I just watched "Who Killed the Electric Car" and I'm ticked off at GM.  yardwork   Dec-08-08 01:59 PM   #23 
  - You need to move on. The past is over, so buy a fucking Volt in 2010.  DainBramaged   Dec-09-08 07:08 PM   #62 
  - All top managemnet should be fired now and replaced with the people that made the electric car they  Neshanic   Dec-08-08 05:00 PM   #33 
  - Ok, country, have we groveled enough?  spoony   Dec-08-08 05:38 PM   #37 
  - I had to laugh at the VP ass from GM that was on MSNBC earlier today  high density   Dec-08-08 06:40 PM   #42 
  - So much for apologizing for being the leader of closing all those factorys and sending all those  superconnected   Dec-09-08 01:46 AM   #49 

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