The End of Ford and General Motors.

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  1. TriShield

    TriShield Super Moderator® Super Moderator

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    Downsizing Detroit

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    GM and Ford are shedding market share and slashing production. Their new cars are underachieving. Their supplier spinoffs are teetering. Detroit appears destined for a smaller place in the auto universe.

    This was to be a year of rebirth for Detroit's Big 2. But that's not what happened. General Motors and Ford Motor Co. have reached a tipping point. Incentives aren't working, new cars aren't generating excitement, and America's automakers are whacking production. The Big 2 are getting smaller.

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  2. LanceVance

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    Whole article please?
     
  3. dmora

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    Toyota > jesus
     
  4. Shiva Chaos

    Shiva Chaos i see boobies!

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    I heard that GM's status was going to be reduced to junk bonds :eek3:
     
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    Both of them are on the verge of bankruptcy. :noes:
     
  6. TriShield

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  7. Except for the vette GMs designs are seriously boring. Even though I like the GTO, I can admit it's really fucking plain.

    Ford is even worse.
     
  8. thomez

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    this is truth
     
  9. Checker-Stripe

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    merge ... ford will swallow up gm
     
  10. Franchise

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    NOOOO I love GM!!! :wtc:
     
  11. Soltaker

    Soltaker 03-18-2015 #NEVERFORGET

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    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    They got owned by the 300 and Magnum. :noes:
     
  13. More&Faster

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    saw on tv the other day a local dealership selling 2004 grand ams or whatever for $11,000. MSRP is more than $22,000. :mamoru:
     
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    The F-150 has been keeping ford going for forever.
     
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    GM and Ford aren't going away anywhere. Americans still loyaly buy cars like the Explorer, Impala and Taurus.
     
  16. Meat Popsicle

    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    No shit?
     
  17. Normie

    Normie The TBW weight loss plan worked for me! OT Supporter

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    I hate to say it, but they treat their customers like shit, they are putting out shit, and trying to sell you shit for real money..

    They get what they deserve :hs:
     
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    Yes Gm and fords supplier spinoffs blow donkey balls...

    Trust me I know all too well.
     
  19. More&Faster

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    swear to god
     
  20. Shiva Chaos

    Shiva Chaos i see boobies!

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  21. Apparently that is not the case
     
  22. Meat Popsicle

    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    I would actually consider an '04 Grand Am for 11k. :noes:

    But no more. :nono:
     
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    I see you're ignoring reality, must be nice.

    people arent buying thier cars, thats why they are in trouble.
     
  24. Shiva Chaos

    Shiva Chaos i see boobies!

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    :werd: i know a bunch of my friends that were loaned out to v****** are freaking out.
     
  25. Hezkezl

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    Once GM killed off the Camaro, it's alll gone downhill :o
     

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