Bob Lutz was praised as the savior who was going to lead GM back to product
Well, GM has launched some pretty good, though not class leading, Cadillacs.
The GM truck line which makes all the profits is an aging line up of
Saturn brought out two stinkers in a row, the "L" and "Ion".
Pontiac tried to sell an Australian car as the GTO and it is a slow mover.
Chevy's new Cobalt and Malibu are OK vehicles, but nothing which is going to
lure a single buyer away from Toyota, Honda or Nissan.
The Buick and Pontiac brands are in free fall. The post Lutz new vehicles
are all of the not-bad, ok car class. No "gotta have" vehicles there.
Meanwhile Hyundai/Kia are growing like gangbusters, Nissan has revived and
even Chrysler has several hits on it's hands. Toyota continues it's march
in the most relentless and effective fashion. Ford saved itself at least in
the short run with a truck retooling and has gotten out of the gate with
Where the heck is GM's cylinder deactivation roll out to improve fuel
economy? They invented the darn thing back in the 1970s on Cadillacs.
GM is in deep, deep trouble and it is going to get much worse. I expect
to see Pontiac and/or Buick as the next victims of the brand ax. GM has so
mismanaged itself for these past 30 years as to make the situation almost
unsavable. I sure am glad that I bit the bullet and sold my GM stock a year