posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 10:51 AM
GM, Ford and Chrysler lost their way.
The problem with detroit's big 3, was that they focused more on big and inefficient vehicles and when oil prices soared, their bottom line sank hard
GM at least tried to keep itself relevant by offering fuel efficient vehicles, Ford and Chrysler are slow to react. Ford's only hybrid is a compact
GM's volt is the right idea, but at $40,000 (not including dealer mark-up) is the wrong delivery. i know that costs must be recovered and what not,
but at $40,000, you have shunned the working class at being able to go "green" and save on fuel costs as well.
if GM offered the volt at $30,000, the argument could be made that you will not be refueling as often.
GM has some very interesting vehicles on the horizon, including 3 concept vehicles, one of them a diesel offering.
if any auto manufacturer is going to set the path for america's automotive future, it has to be GM. Ford has become tired and uninspired. chrsyler
is the brand no one will admit to driving.
if the U.S. automakers took a page from Toyota, Honda and Hyundai by just offering a stable of vehicles and just stuck to that, they would be in