posted on Jul, 10 2005 @ 02:03 PM
Originally posted by OYG
I can't be suprised at detroits inability to compete with japanese and european companies when it comes to this field... they've been buddies with
the oil business for too long...too much of their money is spent on trying to sell their cars cheap (GM employee discount) and heavy marketing of
useless vehicles like the H2 hummer ....and the H3? PUHLEEEEZ... GM is a company that should have gone under a long time ago if it wasn't for uncle
sam's defense contracts... They just aren't fit to make passenger vehicles and national pride blinds most americans from this fact... the more gas
you guzzle the more money goes to terrorists... remember we get alot of oil from the Saudis...
If you remember GM stocks were labelled junk status, thats why they are offering the discount. Their designs just aren't evolving the way dodge and
japanese cars are.
My father works at GM in canada and he says they are probably going to be laying off another 30 000 next year and eventually he says they want to get
out the 'manufacturing sector' and just sell cars.
That's why they aren't really doing anything. Sure their headquarters are in Detroit, but thats cuz they got the property dirt cheap. that city is
in a big financial crisis, their mayor in inept, and well, GM and Ford just can't keep up.
I don't know what they have to do with hybrids, just the mere mention of them on this thread is alittle bit puzzling to me.
Back on the hybrid topic though, nyc from what you posted is a good place to purchase one due to the bumper to bumper traffic, but for the midwest,
ie/detroit, you have alot of suburbanites driving 40 mins on i75 everymorning to get into detroit, and it is a busy stretch of highway, i don't know
what vehicles they can switch too but something needs to be done because you have alot of truck owners who like their hemi's, and from a graph I saw,
detroit is on the list of most populated cities in the country.
i'll find a link.. but it's sickening.