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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
The Trabant. A piece of crap made in the former East Germany.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trabant

This is the type of car that Ford will announce
tomorrow that it is building to save the company.

Problem is, no American with half-a-brain will buy it.

The Ford Trabant - comming soon to a dealer near you!

No thanks Mr. Ford, I take that Camry across the street.
Adleast I know it will run to 200,000 miles before it needs
a major repair.

(FLUSH....)
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Very clever young fellow!
"Bialystock & Bloom" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> The Trabant. A piece of crap made in the former East Germany.
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trabant
>
> This is the type of car that Ford will announce
> tomorrow that it is building to save the company.
>
> Problem is, no American with half-a-brain will buy it.
>
> The Ford Trabant - comming soon to a dealer near you!
>
> No thanks Mr. Ford, I take that Camry across the street.
> Adleast I know it will run to 200,000 miles before it needs
> a major repair.
>
> (FLUSH....)
>
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Bialystock & Bloom wrote:
> The Trabant. A piece of crap made in the former East Germany.
>
>
>
> Problem is, no American with half-a-brain will buy it.
>


Fortunately though, it's hard to find a person with only half a brain.
And as Dan Quale said, "What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not
to have a mind is being very wasteful."

People are free to decide to buy a Ford with whatever percentage of
brain they have. Or they could buy a Geely in 2008 with a 1.5L engine
for $10,000, roughly half a car for half the money. Perhaps folks with
half a brain should buy a Geely.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
"Bialystock & Bloom" <[email protected]> wrote:

> The Trabant. A piece of crap made in the former East Germany.
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trabant
>
> This is the type of car that Ford will announce
> tomorrow that it is building to save the company.
>
> Problem is, no American with half-a-brain will buy it.
>
> The Ford Trabant - comming soon to a dealer near you!
>
> No thanks Mr. Ford, I take that Camry across the street.
> Adleast I know it will run to 200,000 miles before it needs
> a major repair.
>
> (FLUSH....)
>


Interesting nom de plume for such an opinion.....


Gather your foresight will likely result in same outcome.

For those of you with less widespread interests; google "The Producers"

Perhaps you'd care to explain how you came to make that connection..
between the POS Trabant (which was a POS primarily because there were no
market force competitors, and the workers didnt care whether it was a POS
or not) and the Ford proposal.
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The Trabant corollary WOULD be a good one if put into a certain
context...

Like if the Federal Government nationaized Ford and put the UAW in
charge.

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Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Backyard Mechanic <[email protected]> wrote:

> The Trabant corollary WOULD be a good one if put into a certain
> context...
>
> Like if the Federal Government nationaized Ford and put the UAW in
> charge.
>


I can see the UAW-Ford slogan now...

Quality is GOOD ENOUGH!

--
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
> People are free to decide to buy a Ford with whatever percentage of
> brain they have. Or they could buy a Geely in 2008 with a 1.5L engine
> for $10,000, roughly half a car for half the money. Perhaps folks with
> half a brain should buy a Geely.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10779158/

Makes sense if those same persons want a reverse-engineered GEO Metro.
The Geely is what happens when am American auto company tries to create
an auto market in another country where the roads are poor. Instead
that other country sells our own technology back to us for half the
price. I think cheap labor would be the reason for such a low price.

At least it has real metal on the skin and not just resin sculpted
wool, and a four-cycle engine to boot! But careful people, it's not
just a DVD player!
 
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