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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 07:12 PM
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GM is no. 8 on fortune 500.
Another great move by Obama and co.

Yikes Walmart is #1. Biggest company in the world.
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 07:29 PM
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1. If you had 300,000 employees and paid 80% of 10 bucks an hour you
would be #1 too. Love to see American car companies making a comeback.
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daa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 07:30 PM
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2. Guess you missed this or was this the great move
The latest recall of GM's popular 2011 Chevrolet Cruze involves both a steering and a transmission issue.

During an investigation into steering wheels that came loosea recall which affected some 2,000 CruzesGM says it discovered a wider issue. Roughly 154,000 Chevy Cruzes have steering columns that were improperly installed during manufacturing.

Customer complaints also helped GM identify a second problem, this time with the Cruze's automatic transmission. An improperly installed linkage may inhibit the driver from shifting the Cruze into the proper gear. This defect affects about 120,000 of the sedans being recalled for steering issues, the company reports.

"Government Motors" same old junk.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 07:35 PM
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3. So says "another guy in a chair"
with nothing to show for his life
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 07:39 PM
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4. Everybody is recalling nowadays.
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 07:49 PM
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5. Keep supporting foreign car makers will keep you from looking in the mirror. I always said
the best products in the world are union made here in the U.S.A.
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:15 PM
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6. Hey, if I ran a failing business
and could have 90+ percent of my debts wiped away, with a fresh start, I might smell like a rose, too.
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:26 PM
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7. You know legacy costs are a killer.
Hardly anyone can survive those.
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:32 PM
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8. I guess if you've got a President
who will whip you through a quick bankruptcy that wipes them away, and leaves you economically viable, you can succeed, too!

Still not ever buying from the old GM, the new GM, or any GM. I learned all I needed to know about them from my 1982 Pontiac Phoenix.
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:35 PM
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9. Have to admit I've only had Japanese cars...
My ex had a really cool camaro though.
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