GM sucks. Buy a Ford.
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Idea Maker

Grand Rapids, MI

#1 Oct 26, 2009
because gm was bailed-out by the gov't. that's a waste of our tax-dollars.

so, we need to boycott gm.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

United States

#2 Oct 27, 2009
I am not a Ford fan. But I can't buy another Chrysler product because of the hand out. Ford is going to get my business as soon as the banks give out loans again. The Edge looks nice in AWD.

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08

Holland,MI

#3 Oct 27, 2009
Then we should boycott all industries that accepted government bailouts. Doesn't sound very practical to me.

“Pig-O-Riffic!”

Since: Nov 08

United States

#4 Oct 27, 2009
I'll be buying foreign from now on. I bought a Chevy 3 years ago and GM wouldn't honor the warranty. I'll never buy another.

“Russian ties?”

Since: Mar 09

Grandville, MI

#5 Oct 27, 2009
Idea Maker wrote:
because gm was bailed-out by the gov't. that's a waste of our tax-dollars.
so, we need to boycott gm.
If everyone boycott's GM, then it really will be a waste of tax dollars.
I drive a Ford, but thats just my preference, I like the ride and seat height better than the Silverado. But that doesnt mean I have anything against a Chevy.
GM has some nice vehicles, and to boycott them just because they got a bailout doesnt make any sense.

Since: Jan 09

Hersey, Michigan

#6 Oct 27, 2009
PiggyTail wrote:
I'll be buying foreign from now on. I bought a Chevy 3 years ago and GM wouldn't honor the warranty. I'll never buy another.
Good for you, You show em. While you're at it, Learn how to say "what do mean this isn't covered" in Korean or Japanese.

“Pig-O-Riffic!”

Since: Nov 08

United States

#7 Oct 27, 2009
Hey, if the Big 3 hadn't been making JUNK for the last two decades, they wouldn't be in the mess they're in. People are tired of buying overpriced, rusting cars that get 10 m.p.g.
GRR

Lansing, MI

#8 Oct 27, 2009
abranger wrote:
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Good for you, You show em. While you're at it, Learn how to say "what do mean this isn't covered" in Korean or Japanese.
Why? Everyone that works at the dealer I bought my Honda from speaks very good English, they're even American, even the car was born in the good old US of A.

Oh and another thing, I have had Hondas for years and they never break. GM is still 10 years behind them in quality.

Market demand will always lean towards the better product, its one of the benefits of a thing called 'capitalism'. Maybe you would prefer a state run automaker, you know a company that builds crap cars but will always be around because the government can just print more money. Oh wait...GM....nevermind.
Idea Maker

Grand Rapids, MI

#9 Oct 27, 2009
Gville Jim wrote:
<quoted text>If everyone boycott's GM, then it really will be a waste of tax dollars.
it's a waste of tax dollars NO MATTER WHAT.

we need to set an example. big businesses that receive tax dollars should be PUNISHED. that way, they'll think twice before receiving gov't money that they didn't earn.
Idea Maker

Grand Rapids, MI

#10 Oct 27, 2009
Batch 37 Pain Is Good wrote:
I am not a Ford fan. But I can't buy another Chrysler product because of the hand out. Ford is going to get my business as soon as the banks give out loans again. The Edge looks nice in AWD.
yeah, chrysler too!
Idea Maker

Grand Rapids, MI

#11 Oct 27, 2009
GRR wrote:
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Why? Everyone that works at the dealer I bought my Honda from speaks very good English, they're even American, even the car was born in the good old US of A.
but the PROFIT that honda makes, on the other hand, goes to japan.

Since: Dec 08

Ottawa County

#12 Oct 27, 2009
I've had my Ford for 19 years.

“MI needs the death penalty! ”

Since: Jun 07

Kalkaska

#13 Oct 27, 2009
I drive a 41 Y/O ford pu. Over 220k and never a major break down. Too bad they don't make em like they used to.
SueT

Plainwell, MI

#14 Oct 28, 2009
Idea Maker wrote:
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but the PROFIT that honda makes, on the other hand, goes to japan.
That is a myth.

Since: Jan 09

Hersey, Michigan

#15 Oct 28, 2009
SueT wrote:
<quoted text>That is a myth.
Really? Do some research and tell us where you think their profits go.

“Dude, Where's my car?”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#16 Oct 28, 2009
Employ a Mexican. Buy a Ford.

Ford has the lowest domestic content of any vehicle manufacturer that has plants in the US.
SueT

Plainwell, MI

#17 Oct 28, 2009
abranger wrote:
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Really? Do some research and tell us where you think their profits go.
The profit from a vehicle is small, compared to all the engineering and suppliers that make parts for that vehicle.
Now, lets look at all the people that are employed that it takes to make the vehicle. Honda, for example don't import parts from Japan for a Honda Accord. It would be way to costly. The Japanese are better minimizing those cost than are the Big 3, they are far more efficient.

Foreign car manufacturers generate billions of dollars in jobs and community infrastructure in the U.S., but there is a difference between Detroit's economic footprint and that of its foreign competition.
Furthermore, why are cars anymore important than anything else thats made overseas. Try finding good clothing made in the U.S.
Most is all made overseas. Cheaper labor and cost are lower.

Since: Jan 09

Hersey, Michigan

#19 Oct 28, 2009
SueT wrote:
<quoted text>The profit from a vehicle is small, compared to all the engineering and suppliers that make parts for that vehicle.
Now, lets look at all the people that are employed that it takes to make the vehicle. Honda, for example don't import parts from Japan for a Honda Accord. It would be way to costly. The Japanese are better minimizing those cost than are the Big 3, they are far more efficient.
Foreign car manufacturers generate billions of dollars in jobs and community infrastructure in the U.S., but there is a difference between Detroit's economic footprint and that of its foreign competition.
Furthermore, why are cars anymore important than anything else thats made overseas. Try finding good clothing made in the U.S.
Most is all made overseas. Cheaper labor and cost are lower.
Blah, blah, blah. change the subject. Go back to economics 101. The PROFITS go to Japan.
SueT

Plainwell, MI

#20 Oct 28, 2009
abranger wrote:
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Blah, blah, blah. change the subject. Go back to economics 101. The PROFITS go to Japan.
Well, then we'll just agree to disagree. I often agree with alot of your views, so lets just leave it at this.

Since: Jan 09

Hersey, Michigan

#21 Oct 28, 2009
SueT wrote:
<quoted text>Well, then we'll just agree to disagree. I often agree with alot of your views, so lets just leave it at this.
Hokay.

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