My comments are questions for the many novices and
sidewalk engineers on this newsgroup!
Many may be the "ass out of yourself with" their "comments."
But yet they are entitled to some of the outlandish comments
found in many of the threads on this newsgroup.
It is condescending to see the pro Rice Rocket land comments.
It may boil down to either like the USA and support our fellow
Americans by attempting to buy domestic products or leave this
country and migrate to Rice Rocket land and discover they don't
have the luxuries many of our fellow Americans take for granted.
Maybe GM is saving themselves megabucks and
environmental liability by deliberate losing "access
to" what "superior Toyota technology?"
The environmentals may be antimonial lead alloy
found in some cyclic wet charged lead acid batteries?
One less MSDS sheet to interested parties!
Uh, the fact that they moved a lot of metal at full sticker means their
dealers made money, it absolutely does NOT mean that Toyota made a penny. At
least last year, no industry analysts thought that Toyota was making and
money on the Prius. All felt that they were losing in the thousands of
dollars per unit. The Prius already makes no economic sense (to the buyer)
at its current price, it would be even a sillier buy for a few grand more.
Toyota is buying experience and market presence and PR. They are not making
a profit on the Prius.
It will be interesting if the good PR continues when owners have to start
replacing $4000 to $8000 battery packs on their 8 year old vehicles in a few
You might consider actually reading a news release before spouting off about
it. This was about fuel cells, not hybrid technology...totally unrelated. GM
is in bed with Daimler and BMW for hybrid technology, not Toyota. The
technology that GM/Daimler/BMW are working on is significantly advanced from
what Toyota is currently selling.
GM has made plenty of dumb moves, no need to spout off about dumb moves they
never have made...just makes you look dumb.
Kind of a weak attempt to change the subject from your total mis-read of a
report followed by a post that is out of touch with reality...don't you
Next time, just admit you screwed up (at least to yourself) and be done with
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