Future Vauxhall range may feature rebadged Daewoos instead of Opels

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    by Kenneth Hall
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    The Vauxhall Insignia may one day be replaced by a Daewoo-sourced Epica should Opel be split from GM’s portfolio

    http://www.motorauthority.com/future...d-daewoos.html

    Cliffs: FFFFFUUUUUUU...
     
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    Figures.
     
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    So basically what they're saying is they're really not interested in building quality cars.
     
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    This guy has been CEO for a month and he's already managed to fuck things up more than Wagoner ever could.
     
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    In that case you can say goodbye to Vauxhall then as nobody here will buy their cars. The current Astra and Corsa are decent cars that serve a purpose. Replacing them with cheap knock-offs is the quickest way to brand suicide.
     
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    What's funny is that you guys probably aren't big fans of the Chevy-branded Daewoos as it is. Rebadging them as Vauxhalls is madness. :uh:
     
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    :werd: They are condemned here. The Matiz in particular is a truly horrendous car.
     
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    You know they're bad cars when even the Americans won't buy them(Chevy Aveo & Pontiac G3= Daewoo Kalos). How did this ever seem like a good idea?? :rofl:
     
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    We've got a couple Daewoo rebranded Chevy's here in the States as well, they're not very well liked.
     
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    Money, simple as that. Apparently nothing has really changed over there at GM.
    The more things change, the more they stay the same.
     
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    PSA seem to have cottoned onto the idea that platform sharing is only a good idea when the platform in question is a desirable and reliable one. Quite why GM haven't realised this yet, I've no idea.
     
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    What's truly sad is that they seem to think PSA's line of reasoning is bad. Why else would they be ditching the good Opel platforms?? :rofl:

    I would like to think reason could prevail somehow, and the Vauxhall plants could perhaps just take over production of the Opels. Something, anything other than trying to pass off Daewoos as Vauxhalls.
     
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    The bad thing is, usually GM in Europe does things that, y'know...make sense. :o
     
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    I dunno. People bitch about Daewoo and Samsung and...what's that other ASEAN megacompany?...making crappy cars, but those companies have their hands in virtually every kind of light- and heavy-industry imaginable, not the least of which is 200-ton mining trucks. They can build some really high-quality stuff when it's asked for, and they have HUGE piles of cash on-hand to do quick R&D if they don't have the skills on-hand right now. This isn't like the Chinese carmakers that literally have no experience building anything worth buying; it's just that Daewoo's home market generally can't afford to pay for high-quality automobiles, and most of them don't need them anyway.

    Nobody bitches about Subaru being cheap squinty-made garbage, but they're just a relatively small branch of Fuji Heavy Industries, which makes a lot more money selling things other than cars.
     
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    Problem is, Daewoo's auto plants are owned by GM...who will not do this.
     
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    All of them?
     
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    Yeah, I think. The auto division went bankrupt years ago, and GM picked them up because they wanted the plants...and kept building the same crap. :bowrofl:
     
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    It's almost as if no one at GM even stopped to think of why Daewoo went bankrupt. Maybe it was because they built crap. Is it going to be any better if GM buys the plants, builds the same crap, and puts different badges on them?? :rofl:
     
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    More likely they figured they only wanted Daewoo's infrastructure to build shitty cheap cars they couldn't afford to build in the States, and if they couldn't sell them in the States, they'd just keep selling them in Asia instead.
     
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    They can't, but they're still trying. Make it stop. :wtc::wtc::wtc:

    The solution is not to upgrade the Daewoo T200/Aveo into the T250/'09 Aveo. Rebadging it into a Pontiac isn't the answer either. Just stop making them. :rofl:
     
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    Well, it's not going to be rebadged into a Pontiac at least. Partial victory FTW!
     
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    They already did. The G3 Wave has been on sale in Canada for awhile, and they were new for 2009 in the US. :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     

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