That was a move from the A to the W platform. My point was if they
cared about brand loyalty they would have called the Lumina a
Celebrity, and not put discs with bad slides on the rear.
They went backwards in quality.
You have to *always* go forward, or don't try to sell it.
That's more a personal perception than anything else. Doesn't keep
their market share from increasing.
You can google the problem. Peeling, not fading. Luckily the gray
primer is still good under the paint so it's pretty easy to feather
the edges a bit and hit it with a spray can. Still doesn't look new,
and it's a pita. My cousin saw mine at a family picnic and it turned
out his white Lumina has peeled worse than mine. His driver's seat
also has collapsed springs by the door as mine does.
I checked at the dealer for a new seat before my last Florida trip
and you can't get one. Would have to have an upholsterer fix it.
Might have been "big" previous owners causing that.
Didn't bother me on the trip, so I expect my ass has adjusted to it.
I'll have to ask my wife if it's lopsided.
Like I said, since this kind of thing just makes it easier for me to
get the cars cheap it doesn't bother me, but it turns off new car
buyers. I care more about the mechanicals when I buy, and my
Chevys have put on a lot of trouble free miles with good mpg.
I won't be changing brands.
That's what I think. Hard to imagine GM gone.
Don't know where you're from, and you might not like this, but I'm a
protectionist bastard. Toyota freaks would just call me a xenophobe.
That's globalist bullshit, of course.
Canada is a foreign country to me, so any deal to bail out GM should
get some of those jobs back here.
I wouldn't buy a new car that's made in Canada.
Rather buy a U.S. made Toyota or Honda.
Used is different, since the damage has been done.
Don't care if GM makes cars in Canada for Canadians.
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