I'm glad GM and Chrysler and Ford won't be going out of business.

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  1. Tard Carnival

    Tard Carnival New Member

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    Why, with them out of business, it would have left room in the market for someone to come in with new ideas. Change is scary, so new ideas are automatically dangerous.

    And, it's nice to know we'll still have those three companies which are renowned for their high quality products and forward looking business practices with us for the foreseeable future.

    Who wants economic progress when stagnation can make so much more money for the people who drove us to this dramatic precipice and continue to fuck us on the edge of it just so we'll push back?
     
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    fuck you
     
  3. WuSoldjr

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    The vehicles they make are too good, no one needs to buy anything new from them.
     
  4. herpes

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    wtf tard out of nowher
     
  5. GregFarz78

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    0% financing for 6 years now :bowdown:
     
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    I see what you did there.
     
  7. keysmachine

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    they were able to get bailed out.. FFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUU-
     
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    Darn. Toyota will just have to try harder now.
     
  9. AJF GTO

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    yeah ok, because people with new ideas just magically start multinational corporations in a struggling industry.
     
  10. Tard Carnival

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    yeah ok, because I was arguing that replacements would show up magically
     
  11. keysmachine

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  12. Mr_Penut

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    with this attitude no business would have ever reached prosperity
     
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  14. 01ACRViper

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    they wouldn't have gone away, they would have just filed for chap 11 :rofl: :uh:
     
  15. AJF GTO

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    let's be realistic here.
     
  16. AJF GTO

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    I'm curious what new ideas you think exist. GM creating the Volt that gets more range than any Japanese company have been able to duplicate in r & d is irrelevant, right?
     
  17. Tard Carnival

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    lol but chicken little told me it was bailout or 1 in 10 'mericans goes broke!

    you mean to tell me the free market has mechanisms in place to handle the collapse of companies without massive government intervention on an unprecedented scale, yet our supposedly capitalist nation is abandoning all the ideals we've championed for over a century now for immediate-gratification feel-good legislation that will end up doing more harm than good?

    it's just too ridiculous to believe. you liar.
     
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    Tard Carnival New Member

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    I'm curious how you think diverting billions of taxpayer dollars into a rotting corpse of an industry is going to create value.
     
  19. one.nine

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    Duh, the companies who have been wasting money and pushing garbage out for 50 years are going to become profitable in the next few years!!!

    This is business 101 bro
     
  20. AJF GTO

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    So you want a new wave of automotive production with new ideas yet call the industry a rotting corpse?
     
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    this whole thing is such horse shit. bail out the corvette and the CTS-V, the rest can go.
     
  22. AJF GTO

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    I love how people get in an uproar about the big 3, but think it's ok to continue to have little regulation in the banking industry. That is a much smaller band-aid on a bigger bullet hole than the automotive loans are.
     
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    niggas need houses man... c'mon now
     
  24. Engineering Kid

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    Not only do they make good cars now...but GM has promised a bazillion all new models and 11ty rushed redesigns in the next 2 years. So they will flood the market with even more unsellable cars.

    You should send the troops to japan. Fight them over there so you don't have to fight them here.
     
  25. Seeker

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    The Volt is a hybrid that works in a different way compared to others on the market.

    Conventional hybrids use their electric motors to assist a gasoline engine. The Volt uses the electronic motor only, then activates a gasoline engine once the battery is depleted.

    Have the Japanese even tried using the same approach as the Volt? :dunno:
     

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