That's pretty much it. They don't sell anything that I would buy (except for
an ordinary old pickup truck). And that's saying a lot, for the world's
largest automaker. I would drive an old GM car, I just wouldn't bother
buying a new one. They're too boring. I'm not interested in a Sport Utility
vehicle, as I find them incapable of either sport or utility. I'd rather
have a cheaper, more useful truck.
GM's big mistake, in my opinion, was the failure of their rear-drive cars.
All their cars were basically rental units, or you might think of them as
cars made for women (I'm not one). What caused that, of course, was CAFE,
but they gave up too easily. When the revival of exciting cars began, they
didn't bother to make products for it. Cadillac is the exception - they were
allowed to build a modern rear-drive car. None of the other divisions are
allowed to compete with what I would buy. GM has tons of moder rear-drive
models overseas, but Americans don't really want that.
It might have beem more clear to say GM was trying to rid itself of its
enthusiasts. They really just want to make cars for people who don't want to
get excited about a car. So that explains why the "fans" are unhappy.
Funny, my Chevy Z28 is RWD (as is of course the Pontiac Firebird). It
is true they were discontinued after 2002, but the Corvette is still
there. It is sport/sport vehicle, and does sport quite well. GM
pickups do utility quite well I might add.
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