gm autos

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seems like 2nd grade stuff, its been almost 70 years since i was in 2nd
grade, think i will take a pass on this group.
Hope your school isnt too hard on you, and your McDonalds job lasts until your able to retire.
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No need to do that, we welcome your input. Just delete all the posts of people like Canuck57, etc.
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Your input is welcome, but your viewpoints may not be embraced.
Here is a fact: GM is on the point of bankruptcy. Chrysler is toast. Ford apparently is not (yet).
All three Detroit giants have had to face the same market and competition. GM should have been the strongest of all to face and survive the challenge.
Now, analytically, what is the difference? Honda and Toyota are not directly responsible for this. This recession that we are suffering is tough but this did not cause the problems that wounded GM.
If it is manufacturing costs, why was this allowed to happen?
Might it be a little stupid to keep re-designing every year (as you mentioned), which drives up costs and sacrifices quality. "New sheet metal" was the only strategy some of these people could envision to get sales of profitable lines up. And that was not enough.
I think manufacturing costs play a part in the failure, and excessive warranty expenses are another (Nardelli of Chrysler admitted this was one of their Achilles heels). Perhaps GM and Chrysler had too many expensive people.
In fact, GM has not been profitable across the line for a long long time.
In a case like this, the problems have to be put on the shoulders of management. They had a job to do, but didnt do it well enough. They did not address the very pressing problems which besat GM until it was too late to do anything about it.
They kept reacting like mice in a maze which are trained to go down the hole which contains the cheese. And when the cheese was removed, they continued to scurry down the same hole.
GM will likely recover, but maybe not like the bullmoose corporation it once was.
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