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Saturn dealerships to switch to Mitsubishi | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 19 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 10, 2010, titled Saturn dealerships to switch to Mitsubishi | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

After a year in limbo, the owners of Saturn of Columbus have acquired franchises to sell Mitsubishi cars.

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Tim T

Delaware, OH

#3 Jul 10, 2010
From one crappy car brand (Saturn) to another (Mitsubishi).
Lfod

Defiance, OH

#4 Jul 10, 2010
Mitzubishi, the same company that brought us the A6M Zero
Lfod

Defiance, OH

#5 Jul 10, 2010
charlie wrote:
Actually I heard mitsubishi's were good cars. I would never buy a piece of crap made in America. I have a ford f150 stuck in the driveway now. My tools were stolen at the junkyard and it infuriates me that I have spent all this money on tools and still have all my metric stuff but will need to buy more american SAE tolls which the rest of the world isn't on to work on this POS ford. By not buying American I am not supporting academic engineers who make junk to break and to be difficult to work on. I am not supporting lazy american workers whose unionist frauds I've had to support to my own detriment like unemployment and workers comp, and I am not supporting an outdated system of teaspoons and inches. Good riddance.
How many miles, what year and whats wrong with theF 150. My old 95,s owner has it up to 180000 on the original 302.
Im just sayin

Dallas, TX

#6 Jul 10, 2010
Doesn't anyone remember that some time ago Mitsubishi was caught ignoring consumer complaints and hiding safety issues with dealers denying any problems?
my own man

Cardington, OH

#8 Jul 10, 2010
Hey Charlie, don't like the American way, pack up and get out. America would be a better place without your kind.
Bodie

Chillicothe, OH

#10 Jul 10, 2010
Too bad Ricart didn't give up this brand. It would have been once less for that family to screw over customers with.
Tojo speaks

Roy, WA

#11 Jul 10, 2010
Don't buy Mitsubishi junkers---buy American junkers--keep the job losses
here..not in Japan.

Bring back Olds..Plymouth...Desoto..where I could get parts before they
conked out. Dem good old days..a six pack..bimbos in bikini's. Yep.
rubber buggy bumpers.
Parasite Government

Columbus, OH

#12 Jul 10, 2010
Japan had a head start on rebuilding a modern automobile industry - after WWII they had all of those megatons of free steel we dropped on their heads when we were burning down their ricepaper shacks with incendary bombs.

My Pops narrowly avoiding having to invade them and meeting them up close and personal - thank you Harry Truman.
Bodie

Chillicothe, OH

#13 Jul 10, 2010
Mitsubishi used to be the World's largest corporation. They developed lots of products and partsfor other coporations. They go far beyond just cars. Appliances,Electronics,Marketi ng etc etc etc. They have had a hand in some great engines for Chrysler, Ford and even GM.
They are a reliable car brand with fewer issues to date then even Toyota. We had one and the two cars since we replaced it with made us wish we still.
had it. My wife swears if she could get another one of the same year (95) in good condition she would buy it.
Saturns FTW

Columbus, OH

#15 Jul 10, 2010
In 13 years and 186K miles, my Saturn has required only a radiator, a shifter cable, and regular maintenance (oil changes, brakes, tires). It has never failed to start and get me where I need to go. I bought it when I was poor and couldn't afford anything nicer. Now I could afford a much "nicer" car, but the Saturn looks great and runs better, so I'll keep it until it's worn out. Could be quite a while.

For those of you describing Saturns (and American cars in general) as "crap": have your rice rockets and kraut wagons been as reliable as my lowly "outhouse" Saturn? And don't lie,'cuz baby Jesus will know.
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#16 Jul 10, 2010
Saturns FTW wrote:
In 13 years and 186K miles, my Saturn has required only a radiator, a shifter cable, and regular maintenance (oil changes, brakes, tires). It has never failed to start and get me where I need to go. I bought it when I was poor and couldn't afford anything nicer. Now I could afford a much "nicer" car, but the Saturn looks great and runs better, so I'll keep it until it's worn out. Could be quite a while.
For those of you describing Saturns (and American cars in general) as "crap": have your rice rockets and kraut wagons been as reliable as my lowly "outhouse" Saturn? And don't lie,'cuz baby Jesus will know.
Someone on an auto blog made a good point nobody ever thinks about. When something does go wrong, it is usually more affordable to fix an A,merican car instead of a foreign car, including Japanese cars.
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#17 Jul 10, 2010
Mitsubishi, now that's scraping the bottom of the barrel. Weren't there any more Suzuki franchises available? What about Isuzu? Ugliest cars on the face of the earth. LMAO!
HopeNChange

New Philadelphia, OH

#18 Jul 10, 2010
This is another very glaring example of why GM should have been allowed to truly go bankrupt, instead of Obama taking it over, canceling its bonds and giving half the company to the unions (as a payoff for helping him get elected).

If GM had gone through true bankruptcy, its assets would have been sold through a court-approved process, and Penske (or another buyer) very likely would have bought the brand, injected new capital and saved the company -- and the associated jobs in the manufacturing, supply and sales chain.

Soooo...how's that Hope-N-Change thing workin' out for ya?
tas

Marengo, OH

#19 Jul 10, 2010
We bought a Saturn in 92 never had any problems with it . When my daughter turned 16 in 09 see drove it , this summer we sold it to her frend for $500.00. Good and relieable we thought. Sorry to see them go .
dave chappelle

Zanesville, OH

#20 Jul 10, 2010
From bad to worse...
dave chappelle

Zanesville, OH

#21 Jul 10, 2010
The last good model Mitsubishi built was the Zero...
dave chappelle

Zanesville, OH

#22 Jul 10, 2010
Lfod wrote:
Mitzubishi, the same company that brought us the A6M Zero
Great plne. Thankfully the design didn't protect the pilot. Otherwise the war might have gone on much longer...
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#23 Jul 10, 2010
dave chappelle wrote:
The last good model Mitsubishi built was the Zero...
Actually, they had a few attractive cars in the early 1990's, the Eclipse, the Dodge Stealth (and whatever the Mitsubishi version was called). But that was 20 years ago. Their cars are butt-ugly now.
otis

Columbus, OH

#24 Jul 10, 2010
HopeNChange wrote:
This is another very glaring example of why GM should have been allowed to truly go bankrupt, instead of Obama taking it over, canceling its bonds and giving half the company to the unions (as a payoff for helping him get elected).
If GM had gone through true bankruptcy, its assets would have been sold through a court-approved process, and Penske (or another buyer) very likely would have bought the brand, injected new capital and saved the company -- and the associated jobs in the manufacturing, supply and sales chain.
Soooo...how's that Hope-N-Change thing workin' out for ya?
By giving a substantial portion of GM to the unions, it gave the unions something to work for, and care about. I will admit that for many years the mindset within the UAW was 'screw the company'. Then the Jap competition came along and suddenly their jobs were no longer guaranteed. The UAW needs to realize that for GM, Ford and Chrysler to survive, the workers need to be productive and make quality autos.

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