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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-29-05, 02:01 PM
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Buick/Pontiac bye bye!

Maybe.

http://money.cnn.com/2005/03/29/Auto...ture/index.htm
 
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Re: Buick/Pontiac bye bye!

RichA wrote:

> Maybe.


> http://money.cnn.com/2005/03/29/Auto...ture/index.htm


I saw this a few days ago. After Lutz said it, other GM execs
backpeddled like hell saying it wasn't true.

What GM needs to do is get rid of them all except Chevy. Then make one
full-size truck, one full-size sedan, one sports car, ect. Just one
model for each segment and then make each of those models the very best
they can! This 20 different brands thing they're still trying to do is
outdated, and has been since the 70s.

Patrick
'93 Cobra

 
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-30-05, 08:01 AM
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Re: Buick/Pontiac bye bye!

Uhh... hmm,,,
Ford
Lincoln
Mercury
Jaguar
and so on..... ?

Kate

<NoOption5L@aol.com> wrote in message
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| RichA wrote:
|
| > Maybe.
|
| > http://money.cnn.com/2005/03/29/Auto...ture/index.htm
|
| I saw this a few days ago. After Lutz said it, other GM execs
| backpeddled like hell saying it wasn't true.
|
| What GM needs to do is get rid of them all except Chevy. Then make one
| full-size truck, one full-size sedan, one sports car, ect. Just one
| model for each segment and then make each of those models the very best
| they can! This 20 different brands thing they're still trying to do is
| outdated, and has been since the 70s.
|
| Patrick
| '93 Cobra
|


 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-30-05, 08:01 PM
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Re: Buick/Pontiac bye bye!

SVTKate wrote:
> Uhh... hmm,,,
> Ford
> Lincoln
> Mercury
> Jaguar
> and so on..... ?


Kate,

I know what you're saying Kate. Okay, maybe keep Chevy, Caddie,
Hummer, and maybe Pontiac. But Saturn? They're entry level. That's
Chevys market. GMC. What the heck is that? Trash that one. Saab is
a waste. That's Caddies market. Speaking of which, Buick is another
one that should go. Have an upscale premium Chevy sedan and then a low
cost Caddie to fill Buick's gap. Pontiac could maybe be [finally]
the performance division. Pontiac would have the GTO, the upcoming
2-seater, and maybe fit in a little hot hatchback.

Bottom line GM is hurting, bad. They need to get down to a core
instead of playing around like they have for the 20+ years hoping
Toyota, Honda, BMW, ect. are just temporary. What they've been doing
is trying to hold onto the past as long as possible. All the similiar
shared models is a big waste of money. They need make the cuts they
know they have to make, or will have to make, and be done with it.

Patrick
'93 Cobra

> <NoOption5L@aol.com> wrote in message
> news:1112152109.542558.245920@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> | RichA wrote:
> |
> | > Maybe.
> |
> | >

http://money.cnn.com/2005/03/29/Auto...ture/index.htm
> |
> | I saw this a few days ago. After Lutz said it, other GM execs
> | backpeddled like hell saying it wasn't true.
> |
> | What GM needs to do is get rid of them all except Chevy. Then make

one
> | full-size truck, one full-size sedan, one sports car, ect. Just

one
> | model for each segment and then make each of those models the very

best
> | they can! This 20 different brands thing they're still trying to

do is
> | outdated, and has been since the 70s.
> |
> | Patrick
> | '93 Cobra
> |


 
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