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  •  Yep! (4+ / 0-)
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    So, go buy one!  Great deals right now... and every time you buy a Big 3 car instead of an import, you take money out of Shelby's and Corker's and DeMint's pockets...

    That alone should be reason enough to buy a domestic make and to buy UAW made when possible...

    Comments that say "GM workers should get retraining" without SPECIFIC DETAILS about those "new jobs" that never come are trollworthy

    by LordMike on Mon Dec 15, 2008 at 09:34:22 PM PST

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    •  But (0+ / 0-)

      what if you want a good car ? ? ?  High mpg, well built, reliable, good resale value, not a behemoth . . .

      •  reliable (3+ / 0-)
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        We are still driving an 89 Silverado and a 94 Pontiac TransSport...179,000 miles on the transport...not sure, but maybe 125,000 on truck...pretty reliable.

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        by cfk on Mon Dec 15, 2008 at 09:45:26 PM PST

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      •  Sigh... Why isn't this common knowledge? (5+ / 0-)

        The Big Three makes TONS of small cars...  For example, Chevy offers more models than anyone (Honda, Toyota, anyone) with 30 MPG or better.

        Chevy Cobalt gets 37 MPG even with the new stingy EPA standard.  The Toyota Corolla?  25 MPG  Yuck!

        A comparable sedan from the Big 3 also costs significantly less than an import.

        And the quality is a lot better than you think.  Put down the biased Consumer Reports magazine and look at J.D. Power.

        This isn't 1983 anymore... time to put away the drudge over the broken cigarette lighter in your Chevy Citation and go take a test drive on a new model...

        C'mon... take a drive... you have nothing to lose...

        Comments that say "GM workers should get retraining" without SPECIFIC DETAILS about those "new jobs" that never come are trollworthy

        by LordMike on Mon Dec 15, 2008 at 09:46:45 PM PST

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        •  I guess they don't advertise it (0+ / 0-)

          I don't watch much TV, but I don't remember them trying to convince anybody that small energy efficient cars are a good idea. Quite the contrary.

          In God we trust. All others must pay cash.

          by yet another liberal on Mon Dec 15, 2008 at 09:48:45 PM PST

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        •  Maybe the Repugs have the money to pay (2+ / 0-)
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          PR firms.

          Corker- Nissan,Volkswagen Shelby-Hyundai,Honda,Mercedes-Benz McConnell-Toyota

          by khloemi on Mon Dec 15, 2008 at 10:06:27 PM PST

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        •  if my '97 Aerostar (0+ / 0-)

          and '06 Scion xB ever die I'll have to go looking.  If I don't die first . . .

          The mother-in-law did go looking last year, and didn't think any of the small American cars she looked at came close to the Toyota's or Honda's in quality.  She now wishes she'd bought an xB, before Toyota upsized (and wrecked) it.

        •  What says (0+ / 0-)

          Aside from the hot-to-trot SS model, the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt is far behind the class leaders in terms of handling, seat comfort, build quality and overall refinement. Even General Motors itself offers a better choice.

          "more models" doesn't count if they're all bad . . .

          •  Well then buy the Aveo or the Malibu (2+ / 0-)
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            The Malibu is a great car!  

            If you want a car for strictly mileage then you get the Cobalt, which beats almost everyone else's sedan.  You're going to sacrifice on other stuff, though.  If you want more than just mileage, then pick another model.

            That's why you have multiple models.  Not everyone is alike!

            Comments that say "GM workers should get retraining" without SPECIFIC DETAILS about those "new jobs" that never come are trollworthy

            by LordMike on Mon Dec 15, 2008 at 10:51:12 PM PST

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      •  Consider (6+ / 0-)

        Ford's new 2010 fusion
        Better MPG and power than Toyota's mid size, a hybrid version that can get over 40mpg, and quality that is equal or greater than Toyota's.

        On the long term, we have driven more than a few Fords till they just couldn't drive any more. My Taurus still runs after 11 years now, my dad drove his ranger for 13 before it got nailed by a hummer or something.

        On the Fusion's size, it isn't huge but it is big enough to pack your foot ball buddies in the back, and a good amount of truck space, for just stuff.

        I drive my grandfather's 06 Fusion and while he doesn't get the drive time to get the best mpg, it still handles itself nicely and when i had to drive from allen park back to dearborn during a new years snow storm it didn't slip up on me once.


    •  How would buying a Ford help GM? (0+ / 0-)

      Look, I agree we cannot just let GM sink. However, in exchange I want GM (and plenty of other people) to admit they missed the boat on product line choices.

      Health care crisis in a nutshell: Too much is expended on "managing" & too little on "caregiving"

      by Bill White on Tue Dec 16, 2008 at 06:37:50 AM PST

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