"Jon R Patrick" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Jim Higgins" <email@example.com> wrote in
>> Ford unleashes 2007 Expedition on unsuspecting Texans
> My Ghod! You're right! If it wasn't for your well written and insightful
> commentary, I wouldn't have realized that the only logical choice for Ford
> and GM would be to cancel their SUV programs and leave that segment of the
> market to Toyota and Nissan!
Sarcastic answer but basically correct. The sales of such vehicles will
tank big time, as will the big trucks. Detroit's greed, stupidity, pathetic
treatment of the American consumer, inferior quality for a long time and
short-sightedness has come back to bite them big time. Detroit has shot
themselves in both feet and I do not feel a single bit of pity for them-the
folks on the shop floor, yes but NO pity for the boardroom.
I feel absolutely no desire to reward Detroit for burning me badly with the
Chevy Vega, Ford Escort, repeated Buick transmission problems etc., etc.
Detroit has abused their customers for a long, long time and those treated
so have very long memories. None of my best cars (VW Bug, Bus, Golf, and a
Prizm) were designed here but the Prizm was built as a joint venture in
California with Toyota. My first consideration will be Honda, Toyota and
Nissan because I can trust them whereas I *know* Detroit will screw me for
service and quality (generally speaking as there are always exceptions.