Goodbye GM and good riddence

I will make this my last post and vent off some steam. My first and last GM car will be traded off this Friday. I wish I could say it has been a nice 9 years, but it is a bitter ending.
To any and all current and future GM owners, I leave you with the following reasons GM will never recover:
DEXCOOL, known as DeathCool: upper and lower intake gaskets cost $1,600 to replace. Don't let any dealer talk you into putting DeathCool back into your car!
ISS, the Intermediate Steering Shaft has a life of about 30K miles. Budget $260 for replacement here and rememebr to replace it often.
BCM, PCM, and Passlock: this overdesigned, unrelaible system has the complexity of the NASA SpaceShuttle launch control systems, and costs about the same to repair. You could spend $4,000 here and still have a car that won't start due to random anti theft codes.
I would hope that GM could get comissions as Toyota's best saleman, but I guess we taxpayers will just continue to bail them out.
Adios GM.
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billccm wrote:

Perhaps GM's bailout was their commission for being Toyota's best salesman.
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GM still our sells Toyota in the US, dummy.

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Mike Hunter wrote:

"still our sells Toyota"? It's hard to understand what you mean how you've worded your sentence there.
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Eric O. wrote:

Forgive him, English is not his 1st, 2nd or 3rd language. Something about cognitive impairment.
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billccm wrote:

I too sold my GM some 4 years ago now, haven't looked back. Foruantely I got out before the manifold gasket ;)
As for bailouts, it is criminal to ask all taxpayers to pay for a private companies existance, and the bleading still goes on. Remember that in 2010 and make sure to know how they voted for TARP and bailouts before you vote for the scum bag crooks of DC.
For changing the senate and congress is the best bet for a peaceful solution to the corurption costing Americans their wealth.
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Finally, you have posted something that shows a bit of logic, especially those that vote to pass cap and trade and government healthcare. LOL

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Mike Hunter wrote:

You are truly one stupid SOB if you don't see why the US governemtn wants health care. Simply put, they want the cash flow so they can lower services and skim it. Just like they do in Canada and the UK. Which I have lived in all three countries mentioned. Which I am sure is two more than you have.
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billccm wrote:

A death they brought on themselves by their own hand and arrogance.
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What makes you believe that ANY auto manufacture really cares much if it loses a person who only buys a new vehicle from them every nine of ten years? As long as any manufacture has buyers that will buy from them, over and over again every three to five years, their business will grow and they will stay in business. GM is STILL number one because MORE buyers chose to buy another vehicle from them, every three to five years than ANY other manufacturer, foreign or domestic.
The fact is every auto manufacture gains more of their NEW vehicle buyers from those that bought one of their USED vehicles, than they LOSE from new vehicle buyers that they lost, especially those that did not buy from them again in three to five years. ;)

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On Tue, 20 Oct 2009 21:07:29 -0700, billccm fired up the etcha-a-sketch and scratched out:

What is this ISS you speak of?
I've been hearing people complain about it for three years, but have not heard one clunk in 60,000 miles...
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Perfect Region,
The ISS (Itermite Steering Shaft ) is a steel shaft inside the steering column that has a minimal amount of lubricant. After a few years or in some cases less than 30,000 miles the lube dries up and creates a rubbing / grinding noise when you turn the steering wheel. I'm not sure if the noise is from the dry shaft or a dry bearing. The early 2000 Impala's were famous for this happening.
Sometime just adding grease will solve the problem, other times a new shaft has to be installed..
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