posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 10:05 AM
Obviously the turning radiius of GM is too tight? The can't seem to change their cars and their ways quick enough. It almost is as if the power
steering has gone out and the wheel is frozen... But does GM stand to actually improve as a globalized entity even if the US workers are all hung out
to dry? I think so.
They've already got a well designed 4-banger which many people are building aftermarket parts for. They already know how to make low profile,
economical cars, they just don't know how to make it profitable like the Vette. All this knowledge is just not meant to be used at this time to help
Americans. I think GM's plans go beyond the American worker. It is as if the American worker in GM's eyes is obsolete. They won't try to retool
the factories, it's easier to move them to other global player-states and let the US base collapse.
But also I noticed that on EBay I can buy a nicely used mid-1980's Benz which run ons straight veggie oil OR diesel and which costs around 5 grand.
The point is this: People play dumb but they really aren't. Everyone knows that automobile tech has reached a convergence of low cost and
reliability and this is a threat to the ongoing scamming of the consumer via planned-obsolescence. They have low cost cars and all the work has
already been done but US car execs still haven't answered their main question; "How are we going to be uber-rich off cars like our grandpappy was
when things keep getting simpler and used cars are too reliable?"