At the end of the day you may well be correct. I hope so. I would
prefer to buy American when I replace my Crapillac, but I won't unless
I am convinced that what I am being sold is a better car, not a bill
of goods. The reality is that a whole bunch of new car buyers, those
who actually effect the bottom line, believe the Japanese vehicles to
be better made and will make their buying decision based on that
perception. It doesn't matter whether it is true or not.
GM and Ford are going to have to walk the walk, not just talk the
talk, for quite a while to reclaim the disillusioned.
Again that may be your opinion but it is not the opinion of most American
buyers. The fact is GM and Ford vehicles TODAY attracts more buyers than
ALL of the vehicles from ALL of the many foreign manufactures selling
vehicles in the US. GM sells three times as many vehicle as the number one
import brand, Toyota. Ford sell more than twice as many. Chrysler also
sells more than Toyota in the US as well and Honda is a distant fifth in
sales in the US. The cars one can buy today are light years improved from
what was on the market ten, or even five, years ago ;)
What a load of crappola,,
gm has nothing but problems with their dex-coolant leaking into their
I had my Impalla gasket replaced a mth ago, cost $1035.00 at the
the dex-coolant was leaking into the engine oil.
no-recalls on this very common problem from GM. They just ignore the
Gm sure don't attract me.
On Mon, 26 Dec 2005 16:27:43 -0500, "Mike Hunter"
Then you paid about $400.00 more than the going rate around these parts.
The book only pays something like 5.5 hours plus parts for the job. Most
good independent shops around here will do the job for ~$400 and the dealers
are just north of $600.
Well, GM sure does attract me, for a lot of other reasons. Though, I have
to admit that the intake gasket and intake plenum problems are completely
inexcusable. They've gone on for too long and they are too widespread
across the products to be overlooked as "one of them things". I could have
overlooked the issue if GM had experienced some infant mortality problems
and within the first couple of years had come up with a fix, but this has
gone on too long to be overlooked.
Okay Jane. let me have name and phone number of your goodwill gm
service person. and I will call him or her...
you can email it to me.
we will see if I have the same customer goodwill that you got from GM.
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