Re: Toyota, GM, and Ford differences
I guess I'm another one of those idiots because I know for a fact that
Toyota's don't experience the major problems US cars do. It's the only
one I've not had trouble with. I have a friend who owns a transmission
business and I've asked him just how many Toyota transmissions he works
on. His answer---none, but plenty of Fords, GM's, etc. Facts are Facts
and the foreign cars are built better, but then again, I'm just one of
those american idiots, but a proud one !!!!
> Another idiot that thinks Jap scrap is better quality. For your info they
> are no better than anyone else in quality. I was a mechanic at a jap dealer
> and they line up for repairs just as much as a domestic dealer.
> "Bruce L. Bergman" <blPYTHONbergman@earthlink.invalid> wrote in message
>>On Thu, 05 Jan 2006 10:26:24 -0500, "Built_Well" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>>Toyota could never put GM out of business. There are too many proud
>>>>americans that buy GMs in some form..
>>> I agree, Adam. Only GM could put GM out of business--more
>>>specifically GM management.
>>> And as a proud American, let me say that GM management is coming
>>>awfully close with a Total Debt to Equity ratio of a whopping
>>>12 to 1.
>>> The way for GM Management to cut down the company's
>>>huge, huge 278 billion dollars of debt is to improve quality.
>>> Whaddya say we make tomorrow "Andon Pulling Day!" Everybody at
>>>Oshawa, pull that Andon tomorrow and teach Management they need to pay
>>>attention to quality, not just give it lip service.
>> Our family Owns GM cars and trucks (as well as several Toyotas) so I
>>don't want to see GM go under - it's bad for parts availability. But
>>they're trying to set a lower target for Quality related line stops?
>>What madness is this?
>> GM is going to put GM out of business all by themselves, simply
>>through pure Dumbth. The troubles that Delphi is going through right
>>now should be recognized as GM's "Canary in a Coal Mine", their 'Clue
>> If there's a problem with a car, you stop the line and try to fix it
>>on the line, before giving up and flagging it for an expensive trip to
>>the rework shop. And then you have to analyze what went wrong, and
>>devise a solution to keep it from happening again.
>> They're about to go under if from no other reason than the
>>sweetheart contracts the UAW has squeezed out of them.
>> Maintenance workers "Job Banked" and sitting around half the year,
>>only working when the lines go down for change-overs or emergencies.
>>Find them something useful to do the rest of the time, like the
>>regular maintenance work at the offices and factories. Form a
>>contracting division, and hire them out locally. Or schedule your
>>line change-overs better - schedule the work staggered through the
>>year, and have a traveling crew rotate between the plants. Hotel
>>rooms per-diem and transportation for the workers has to be cheaper
>>than "Job Bank".
>> I predict the only way for GM to remain viable is to go Bankrupt and
>>destroy a bunch of investors and retirees who thought that GM stock
>>was a bedrock. Default on all the under-funded pensions and toss them
>>to the Federal Benefit Guarantee insurance which will destroy all the
>>GM retirees, toss the other retiree benefits like Medical. Rework the
>>current labor contracts to reflect reality. And slash their offerings
>>in the marketplace (toss a nameplate or two overboard) which will
>>destroy a bunch of dealerships. There's no clean way to do this.
>> And if they don't really get the idea on Quality, and fast, even
>>that won't save them. The Domestic makers - GM, Ford and Daimler
>>Chrysler - have gotten far better at building solid cars in the last
>>10 to 15 years, but they simply can't hold a candle to Toyota or the
>>other Asian marques, where Quality is not just a buzzword.
>> If you don't build cars that people want to buy, it's not the
>>buyers' fault. The SSR and some newer offerings look interesting, but
>>they might be too little, too late.
>> If you lose money on every car, you can't "make it up on volume".
>>And they were trying to make it all by building lots of high-margin
>>SUV's and Trucks - till gas prices spiked and that market died.
>> --<< Bruce >>--
>>Posted from a.a.Toyota
>>Bruce L. Bergman, Woodland Hills (Los Angeles) CA - Desktop
>>Electrician for Westend Electric - CA726700
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