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Wtf gm?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by NumNutz, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Mar 31, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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    NumNutz

    NumNutz [OP] One of the original 7928

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  2. Mar 31, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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    you dont need millions to build that. The platform and engine have already been designed, they just have to put the two together.
     
  3. Mar 31, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    dually Low and slow

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    Not as many as the 98..
    Id drive it.
     
  4. Mar 31, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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    xJuice My spoon is too Big!

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    Yea
     
  5. Mar 31, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    Heck yes they should. Why does it matter??? The way Jack Ass is spending our money or his fellow thugs up there in Congress we got a lot of money....I've got to stop writing now--I think I need an amblanz:mad:
     
  6. Mar 31, 2010 at 2:12 PM
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    Krazie Sj Resident Jackass

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    That's what I was going to say.
     
  7. Mar 31, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Moderator

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    I'd long travel that!
     
  8. Mar 31, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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    They shouldn't sell it, just give it to me :p
     
  9. Mar 31, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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    beat me to it :eek:
     
  10. Mar 31, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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  11. Mar 31, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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    I say HELL YEAH!!! CNN's anti American car compay slant is showing again. The purpose of taking baliout money was to survive and become profitable again. Unlike the moron "journalists" rantings about the Hummer brand, Cadillac can easily manage build numbers for the CTS-V Wagon, keeping numbers in line with demand, and simply discontinuing the car if/when demand dries up. If the car makes a profit, and helps GM repay OUR money back, then they need to build it. Not everyone wants a Prius, Volt, or Insight.
     
  12. Mar 31, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    ColtsTRD .....

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    I've got nothing to do with this shity ass government! The only thing I do support is our troops! Other than that...I could care less wtf they do...screw all of em :cool:
     
  13. Mar 31, 2010 at 7:18 PM
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    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    Wasn't building big, heavy powerful luxury cars what made Cadillac in the first place? Going back to their roots might be a good strategy.
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  14. Mar 31, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    I don't see any problem with it. I'd love to give that car a test drive. It's better than building electric crap with 100hp.
     
  15. Mar 31, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    1337Taco Sold all 3

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    That looks awesome
     
  16. Mar 31, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    First...
    Yes, exactly

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    They borrowed the money...and they'll have to pay it back. This doesn't give us the right to tell them what cars to make...it's not the peoples republic of prius owners.

    Third...
    It'll probably sell. I see a lot of dodge magnums on the road and they're the same type of vehicle. Ford just released an awd turbo version of the ford flex too. Obviously there's a market.
     
  17. Mar 31, 2010 at 10:02 PM
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    I doubt they are going to pay back $50 billion. When the U.S. Government owns 72.5% of the company, yes we can tell them exactly what to make. I'm not a socialist fan but we do own the US Government owns GM.

    I doubt it will sell well in this economy. Especially when the starting price will be $64K. You can go buy a one year old ESS supercharged M3 for that makes 600 whp. Oh and if the magnum sold so well why did it only last 3 years?
     
  18. Mar 31, 2010 at 10:15 PM
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    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    wagons ftw
     
  19. Apr 2, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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    The government isn't capable of running a profitable company. They would ruin GM if they started telling them what to make.

    Obviously the car is marketed towards someone who wants a wagon with power...an M3 isn't a good comparison. Even worse, comparing a USED and modified car to a new one. For that matter I can buy a used tacoma, build the engine and boost the crap out to get 700bhp out of it for far less than 64k, which is just as relevant since it's neither a wagon nor a new vehicle.

    It's for someone who needs the space and wants a powerful car. Yes, a small market, but it's cheap to develop since they already have the engine and they already make a CTS wagon. They won't have to sell a bunch to make money. If you're still not convinced, google 'M5 touring' and see if BMW thinks the power wagon is a good idea...also google 'C63 AMG Estate'.

    I remember reading somewhere that the magnum sold right at what dodge anticipated. They cancelled it along with a few other models in the slowing economy. I never said it was their best seller, but it wasn't a flop...and again...I see a fair number of them on the road...more than I see E46 M3s cruising around.
     
  20. Apr 6, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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