I don't know about the constant GM bashing. Let's look at the simple facts.
Look at the Cadillac CTS and compare it to the BMW 3 series even today. The
CTS beats it in all of its numbers. Its Incident per thousand vehicle
number is around 110 or something....well below the average and right in the
Toyota range. Someday we have to wake up and realize that there are very
few American car companies still around. When the time has come that GM is
actually building vehicles that meet the industry standard for quality and
still continue to be bashed despite the numbers; that day will soon pass and
we will be left to purchase our vehicle from outside sources. (IE
Vehicles are complex items and will have failures, but we owe it to our
American friends and neighbors who support and work in the auto industry to
investigate the numbers and facts before we work to drive them under or
throw unsubstantiated statements about. Many people who read these trash
sessions will simply buy a Toyota or a Mercedes. What a shame when
Mercedes' average quality is quite a bit lower than the GM average today.
Take a look at JD Power and judge for yourself.
My " brief voyage " into non domestic built cars was for two reasons
that had nothing to do with the quality of the car. It had to do with
dealership methods of sale and service.
1. They wouldn't give me a price on the car. 'make an offer' and
get laughed at when your neighbor tells you they paid a thousand
less than you for the same car. (The need to keep the price out front.)
That has been addressed?
2. The service departments couldn't deliver on parts without ordering
from across the country (for something as simple as a muffler pipe)
and when it came in it was the wrong part.
The car I wanted at the time was a beauty, I wanted that car. Yet
my experiences lead me to (I'm sorry to say,) purchase a non domestic
Scott Simon wrote:
You though across the country (for something as simple as a
muffler pipe) and when it came in it was the wrong part was bad.
Wait till you need one that has to come from across the ocean and
you see the price tag. LOL.
I already have, but that's history. I returned to a nice big
north american car that I get repaired at a general purpose
garage, that gives me good service. They must be doing a
good job for me as I'm still driving that car fourteen years later.
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