CAR I'm glad GM and Chrysler and Ford won't be going out of business.

Tard Carnival

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Oct 3, 2004
157,620
Charlotte, NC
Why, with them out of business, it would have left room in the market for someone to come in with new ideas. Change is scary, so new ideas are automatically dangerous.

And, it's nice to know we'll still have those three companies which are renowned for their high quality products and forward looking business practices with us for the foreseeable future.

Who wants economic progress when stagnation can make so much more money for the people who drove us to this dramatic precipice and continue to fuck us on the edge of it just so we'll push back?
 

AJF GTO

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Oct 13, 2004
42,930
MI
yeah ok, because people with new ideas just magically start multinational corporations in a struggling industry.
 

AJF GTO

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Oct 13, 2004
42,930
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I'm curious what new ideas you think exist. GM creating the Volt that gets more range than any Japanese company have been able to duplicate in r & d is irrelevant, right?
 
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Tard Carnival

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Oct 3, 2004
157,620
Charlotte, NC
they wouldn't have gone away, they would have just filed for chap 11 :rofl: :uh:

lol but chicken little told me it was bailout or 1 in 10 'mericans goes broke!

you mean to tell me the free market has mechanisms in place to handle the collapse of companies without massive government intervention on an unprecedented scale, yet our supposedly capitalist nation is abandoning all the ideals we've championed for over a century now for immediate-gratification feel-good legislation that will end up doing more harm than good?

it's just too ridiculous to believe. you liar.
 
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Tard Carnival

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Oct 3, 2004
157,620
Charlotte, NC
I'm curious what new ideas you think exist. GM creating the Volt that gets more range than any Japanese company have been able to duplicate in r & d is irrelevant, right?

I'm curious how you think diverting billions of taxpayer dollars into a rotting corpse of an industry is going to create value.
 

one.nine

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May 5, 2002
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I'm curious how you think diverting billions of taxpayer dollars into a rotting corpse of an industry is going to create value.

Duh, the companies who have been wasting money and pushing garbage out for 50 years are going to become profitable in the next few years!!!

This is business 101 bro
 

AJF GTO

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Oct 13, 2004
42,930
MI
I'm curious how you think diverting billions of taxpayer dollars into a rotting corpse of an industry is going to create value.

So you want a new wave of automotive production with new ideas yet call the industry a rotting corpse?
 

Irom

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Apr 17, 2003
52,617
this whole thing is such horse shit. bail out the corvette and the CTS-V, the rest can go.
 

AJF GTO

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Oct 13, 2004
42,930
MI
I love how people get in an uproar about the big 3, but think it's ok to continue to have little regulation in the banking industry. That is a much smaller band-aid on a bigger bullet hole than the automotive loans are.
 

herpes

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Jun 4, 2005
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I love how people get in an uproar about the big 3, but think it's ok to continue to have little regulation in the banking industry. That is a much smaller band-aid on a bigger bullet hole than the automotive loans are.
niggas need houses man... c'mon now
 

Engineering Kid

Active Member
Nov 18, 2006
5,475
Winnipeg Manitoba
Not only do they make good cars now...but GM has promised a bazillion all new models and 11ty rushed redesigns in the next 2 years. So they will flood the market with even more unsellable cars.

You should send the troops to japan. Fight them over there so you don't have to fight them here.
 

Seeker

Brofessional
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Oct 24, 2001
121,685
Garage 5252
I'm curious what new ideas you think exist. GM creating the Volt that gets more range than any Japanese company have been able to duplicate in r & d is irrelevant, right?

The Volt is a hybrid that works in a different way compared to others on the market.

Conventional hybrids use their electric motors to assist a gasoline engine. The Volt uses the electronic motor only, then activates a gasoline engine once the battery is depleted.

Have the Japanese even tried using the same approach as the Volt? :dunno:
 

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