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April 21, 2014

Do you trust GM?


It is not a stretch to state that probably millions of people now believe that GM is capable of almost any form of skullduggery.
Such people will never buy a GM car -- €“ no matter how rave the reviews, no matter how otherwise appealing they may be. Mistakes are one thing. But when people associate you -- or your brand --€“ with serial and deliberate assholeness, it'€™s a bridge burned that can'€™t be rebuilt. Untergang for GM? » Eric Peters Autos

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 21, 2014 10:22 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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What are you saying 'skullduggery' and 'assholeness?'

What we have here is serial manslaughter or murder in the 2nd or 3rd degree if people died as a result of GM's deliberate neglect and concealment of a deadly hazard which by law they were required to notify people of.

Posted by: Howard Nelson at April 21, 2014 10:47 AM

I can't afford nor do I really want a car but if I ever bought one it would never be GM. Never. I don't even care what they make any more. They could build an uncrashable flying car that runs on doobie brothers music and I'd never buy it.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 21, 2014 10:51 AM

Does anyone remember the shabby vehicles and everything else built under Stalin? The workers were pressed to produce at warp speed. The few engineers left in the country (most were executed or sent to Siberia) were afraid to tell anyone of any faults in the design of the product.

Same scenario here in the USA under the dictator of the American proletariat.

Posted by: Terry at April 21, 2014 1:43 PM

If trustworthiness is a marker about fidelity to the product, why do people still watch and read the establishment media, or believe the administration? (But I repeat myself...)

Posted by: Darkwater at April 21, 2014 2:33 PM

Chris: Doobie Brothers? that's a good one, I spun off on that notion for a while.

I got to Robert Crumb and dropped anchor; wouldn't want to drift too much, it is only Monday.

Posted by: chasmatic at April 21, 2014 4:47 PM

I inherited one of the recall vehicles (07 HHR w/30K miles) from my Mother, when she passed last year. I very rarely drive it, but i would like to keep it a while, since the occasional whiff of perfume that exudes from somewhere when I do brings pleasant memories. The local Chevy dealer doesn't want to fix it and has suggested that I take it to another dealer("Have you ever brought it here before?You can take it to any dealer, you know.Try calling back in a few weeks."), even though there aren't any other dealers anywhere even remotely close. Months have gone by. I cannot picture myself ever buying another GM vehicle. Assholes.

Posted by: Roger Drew Williams at April 21, 2014 8:37 PM

I bought an 07 Trail Blazer used, the last year GM made cars before their fall from grace. Quality OK, politics not an issue at that time.

When it is time for our next new-to-us car, where should I look for a manufacturer that hasn't sold out?

Detroit-made used to be a mark of honor.


That was before the current political situation and the demographics of Detroit went for a shit. Not enough people getting their well-deserved punch in the face is what I say.

Posted by: chasmatic at April 22, 2014 3:33 AM

My sister has an HHR and was told there is a 10 month backlog on the needed ignition switch and that she shouldn't drive it until it is repaired.

Posted by: ghostsniper at April 22, 2014 7:38 AM

Government Motors has petitioned for liability protection under the Decider Bankruptcy Decree.

They will never sell another vehicle to a patriot. And this level of assholery will probably effect some of the serfs, too.

Posted by: TmjUtah at April 22, 2014 12:15 PM

If I am not mistaken, the top three auto makers, Ford, GM, and Chrysler have all taken bailouts. Who can you trust?

Most peoples' choices will be dollar-driven. it is nice to get up on your hind legs and declare " buy American" or "I won't buy from a sell-out company" but to pay lots more for those sentiments will not happen. E.G. ten dollar garbage can made in China, twenty dollar garbage can made in the USA. I will buy the ten dollar can and use the money I save to buy ammunition or canned foods, or give it to my local church to feed the needy.

Posted by: chasmatic at April 23, 2014 5:51 AM

My 1991 S10 was purchased brand new in Oct 1990 and is still running strong at 170k miles. I paid $8,888. for it back then and the 60 month note totaled $14,000. I most likely will keep this ride til I die and I can honestly say it has been one of the best major purchases I have ever made. Having said that, I wouldn't mind having a Jeep Wrangler.

Posted by: ghostsniper at April 23, 2014 12:41 PM

Chasmatic: Not exactly. Ford obtained a line of credit for a bridge loan (which I don't think it used, but I'm not sure about that; happy to be corrected), but did not accept any taxpayer cash. So I tend to be favorably disposed towards Ford. Plus I like their cars.

Posted by: waltj at April 23, 2014 12:51 PM

waltj: yeah I like Fords too, and I'll check them out when next I need a vehicle. I knew there was something funny about the money and thought Ford sold out. Thanks for the clarification.

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