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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

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Jeff

I'd like to like the Malibu, really. But, in the photos on that link it says in tiny, tiny print "Preproduction model. Final production may vary." WTF does that mean? The interior won't be quite as nice?

The e-mail signup thingie doesn't work...

My dad was a Chevy man to the core and I want to support you, but you're not making it easy. (Especially after my Cavalier leaked water into the trunk and rear seat area from day one and you could never figure out how or why.) What are the specs on the engines? Price? What exactly does the limited powertrain warranty cover?

If you can't or won't post that info now, why should I put you on my short list to replace my current car?

tommyO

It's a really slow turn at GM, but it's going in the right direction too bad most people aren't noticing since they have their heads so far up the imports tailpipes. Like lemmings they are, the public is. Just say Toyota and they sigh, all content to send their money overseas for a inferior product thinking if it's made in America, then its all right.
Suprised to hear and read that so many consumers still think of GM as producing gas hogs, what an out of date bias perception there is. Any of you nitwits ever check the epa on a CRV or Rav4 or Tundra? the GM counterpart beats them every time hands down. Us Americans like bigger more powerful cars and trucks to handle the vast Interstate system we're so lucky to have. I think it's amazing that GM can build a great vehicle like the Suburban that can carry 9, tow big stuff, haul supplies and still get 21mpg on the highway. Or the Corvette that has a fantastic 400 hp engine and yet can still get 27mpg on the highway.

Navajo

Too bad that I actually like GM as a company -- much as I loathe their gas-guzzling fixation. My '91 Park Ave was well-built and delivered 300,000 miles averaging 31-32MPG on the road. I liked it so well I got a '96 Park. That one has a PLASTIC intake manifold - probably designed to fail, and save them $0.75 each, since it died at 140,000 miles, cost me $1,600. Even more disgusting is that the mileage does not break 30 MPG - even though it beats the toy-auto Camry in every department as well as MPG.

A '98 Park Ave we got later has already had the designed-in PLASTIC (CHEAP)manifold failure at only 67,000 miles. THIS IS PROGRESS for a $38,000 car ????

At least our '98 Saturn gets 35-38MPG, and I already know not to get a new one, since the new Saturn can claim only 35MPG at the very best! ! !

Navajo

GM has to have a death wish -- they MUST have slimy oil shieks on the board, sinking the company to hurt the US economy. GM has in its UK Vauxhall subsidiary a 64MPG DIESEL in a Great-Looking, decent car similar in size etc to an asian Camry. Who needs their asian hybrid crap with that already available -- if only the Kill-GM crowd would let them/us import it.

If that isn't enough insult to the American car buyers, then try this one on for size. The GM German subsidiary has developed an Opel Astra diesel hybrid producing over 70MPG in a sexy looking coupe which I'd take over an asian rice-burner any day.

WHY WON'T THE GM WONKS LET THEIR GREAT EURO VEHICLES SINK THOSE ASIAN "HYBRIDS" WHICH CAN'T TOUCH THEIR FUEL ECONOMY A.N.D. THEIR MUCH LOWER ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION OUTPUT????
I'm sure the answer lies somewhere in the secret doings at some mosque in Detroit.

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