You are free to spend your money wherever you wish. However my real world
experience with several Lexus V8s is quite the opposite. I have not had a
bad vehicle, foreign or domestic in longer than I can remember. I stopped
buying Lexus V8s in 1999. The domestics I have purchased since that time
have proven to be just as good and just as dependable. The only difference
I have seen between them is the domestic brand costs me a LOT less money to
acquire and replace than did any of my Lexus'
DIZZY, as usual you have chosen to comment on something of which you have no
knowledge. I keep my vehicles for two years then pass them on to my
grandchildren or sell them to my children or friends. Some of them are held
for many years as a result. My one son had my 2000 Lincoln LS, my first,
which he gave to my grand daughter. It currently has over 90,000 trouble
free miles on the clock. On the other hand my one son in law recently
replaced the power steering pump on my last Lexus, a 1997 with 85,000 on the
clock. The pump cost him $1,500. He replaced it himself since the Lexus
dealers shop rate of $105 an hour was a bit more than he willing to spend
Wrong, I have four domestics cars with anywhere from 100K to 300K on the
clock. I drive my cars for two years then sell them to friends or
neighbors, or give them to relatives. I see them run to high mileages and
none of them have been problematic, foreign or domestic. Every manufacture
is building good dependable vehicles today, there is no need to spend the
extra bucks to buy foreign cars to get a good car.
But there's a difference between being able to stop the line and being
able to stop the line. Companies like Toyota and the old IBM (I don't
know about them now) would have infinite tolerance it, but most imply
there's a limit to it. With the latter my company tries to fool
management with elaborate nonsense that essentially tells them to slow
Ford and GM won't become like Toyota or Honda until most of the
executives have worked on the production line.
So...you're saying you think GM's exec's in Detroit are more likely to read
this here, in this NG, than in their own paper?
Face it. You're just another dirt bag trying to stir up shit in a GM group.
They did not steal anything from US car companies you idiot. The
manufacturing process was offered to all American auto makers but they
refused because it would cost to must to implement.
Look at http://www.isixsigma.com /
Not to be a fuddy duddy, but I believe Sears bought
Kmart. Kmart, unfortunately, went bankrupt. The
new combined Sears-Kmart stock is called Sears Holdings.
The old Kmart in Columbia, Missouri, is now a
"Best Buy," located right down the street from Circuit
City and Walmart.
It gets kinda confusing. Sears Holdings now uses "SHLD" as its
stock symbol. The old "S" that Sears used to use is now used by
Sprint, whose old ticker symbol was "FON" -- Sprint-Nextel.
But don't be a chump and start trading individual stocks--even the
stock trading professionals are right no more than 50 to 60 percent
of the time in their stock-making calls, if even that high. Of
course, they'd like you to believe otherwise.
Best thing to do if you have 30 or 40 years until retirement is
dollar cost average every month into
index mutual funds or index ETFs like an S&P 500 index fund
(Vanguard's, for instance, "VFINX") or the ETF equivalent "SPY."
Thanks for clearing that up, Tom. Yep, after emerging from
bankruptcy, Kmart bought Sears for 11 billion dollars. The new
company is called Sears Holdings with stock symbol "SHLD."
(Kmart's symbol is history--gone.)
The combined company is now based at Sears headquarters
The new Sears Holdings operates both Sears and old
Kmart stores. Hundreds of Kmarts were converted to
Sears. (Info from CNN money.)
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