It is ashame that some consumers are locked into "buying foreign at
*any cost* forcing American companies to lose market share and
fall right into bankruptcy".
Most consumers these days, and more consumers as domestic
market share continues to fall, prefer to buy "quality" products
not caring about their standard of living. Granted quality helps
a products reputation in the long run, something that many US
manufacturers may fail to understand the consumers perspective.
Irate stockholders can't hardly prosecute via class action law suits
the people that got GM and Ford into this mess. Why? They are
retired, sitting nursing homes with senile dementia, or dead. Why?
Shareholders wouldn't trust them to manage large companies again
like Delphi, GM, Ford and Visteon.
Yes, GM is guilty of "selective" recalls that secretively catered to
owners of low selling certain car models. This didn't help matters
with consumer loyalty issues concerning popular and high selling
GM needs a lot more than "100K solid warranty if they are to
be taken seriously anymore."! There are customer abuse issues
Selling a product includes a lot more than a "solid warranty".
To name a few: affordability, Consumer brand acceptance,
dealer reputation, guarantee, price/cost, and implied &
To "get it" consumers need to realize what is at stake -- lose
their purchasing power in future years due to a loss of domestic
jobs via apathy concerning domestic production of products.
This has already happened with consumer electronics!
So if they value their standard of living concerning their
disposable income, "Buy American".
I am sure many readers of my post have many band aid solutions.
Why can't consumers have a wake up call more startling than