Once again half these posts continually prove that American's have no idea about cars, design and performance. No wonder Toyota is the number one brand in the USA. How pathetic. Nice way to further the stereotypes about American's guys!
Anyone who disses the GTO as no show/no go obviously hasn't driven one, and its an incredible insult to the designers at Holden who had to "Americanise" a great design, (a car designed in secret and put together for next to nothing cost-wise) to the point of making it hideously ugly - or brash if you will. Ugh!
To be blunt, the reason why GM
is getting killed in the market is four-fold:
*Over reliance on SUV
's to generate profit.
*Too many brands under the GM
umbrella - kill off Pontiac, Saturn and Buick and do it quick. The only half meaningful brands that mean anything are Chevrolet and Cadillac.
*Poorly made, badly built, horribly styled cars. Having driven some of GM
's American product, and then some of their European product, i'll take the Euro product every time. Hell I even OWN one. Every American made car i've driven has been poorly built, massive panel gaps, low quality plastics, felt like it wanted to fall over in corners and gave the impression like it had been screwed together by a bunch of blind mechanics. Whats even more galling is that GM
has partially admitted it CAN
'T build good small cars with good value, so it rebadges its Korean owned imports!
Lets put it this way. Go drive a Chevrolet Cobalt. Then go drive a Vauxhall/Opel/Holden Astra. You'll take the Astra every time.
If you want to see what GOOD cars GM
has in its arsenal, and the ones you poor bastards don't get (and you should feel VERY ripped off once you see these) go to
(good for the small to medium stuff)
(for the large stuff).
The Japanese learned quickly how to get market share by building solid reliable and well assembled product, and now even Hyundai is doing it too. No wonder GM
is going down the tubes...
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