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Posted by TheBorealAvenger in Ohio
Wed Jun 04th 2008, 08:20 AM
...Saturn SL1, Chevy Cavalier, Chevrolet Cobalt, heck my Celebrity got 22mpg city.

I think that there is something wrong with the "perceived value" of domestic brands. Some of it is union bashing run amok. Quality had been trailing the best of the Japanese, and think the public's perception of quality is weird. People rely on anecdotes. Big Toyota's quality has been slipping of late.

And there is a big gob of Toyota transmission fluid on my driveway right now from a two year old Toy.

GM made money on the products that their customers liked--big vehicles. Even Toyota struggled to sell their smallest cars. Cars like the Corolla and Tercel were only about 2% of their sales. The Toyota Echo failed in the US market and Toyota withdrew that product--because people were not buying them.

I think GMs biggest sin was lobbying against efficiency standards. I think they just didn't want to be bothered.
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