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View Diary: Mad Men: For Immediate Release (6.6) (108 comments)

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  •  Could have, should have been better... (5+ / 0-)

    ...but (as usual during that period) the bean counters got involved.  $2.37 per car was the savings for NOT rustproofing the interior of the fender wells that caused rust as soon as hot breath hit...

    No iron sleeves in the block saved $8.00 and coupled with an undersized radiator (for, you know, additional cost savings...) led to the famous unreliability of the engine.  

    Many good ideas in this car were 'value engineered' to the point of ridiculousness costing far more in warranty claims and more importantly, reputation.  

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