The General Strikes Back - AE Comments on Upcoming Lutz GM Products

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  1. TriShield

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]GM. In the last two weeks, GM has been bringing in journalists and analysts to the GM Design Dome at their Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, for one-on-one sessions to view most of their upcoming products for the next 30 months.

    Though we can't provide anything more than sketchy details, suffice to say, anyone counting GM out at this point will be surprised, make that shocked, at the array of new cars and trucks they have in the pipeline.

    Most impressive was the attention paid to the design of their interiors across the board, something that has been long overdue. And the new products are, in most cases, jaw-droppingly beautiful in their execution and details.

    Cadillac will continue to gain momentum, with a handsome new Escalade and a stunning new CTS that will flat-out reassert GM's design leadership in the industry. It's that good. And new entries for Chevrolet, Saturn and Buick are remarkably on-target and will be ultra competitive.


    Saturn dealers in particular should be high-fiving in their showrooms. And the new full-size SUVs and trucks are exceptionally detailed and should set new standards for dynamic performance, ride and efficiency in the category.

    These new vehicles reflect "Maximum Bob's" influence everywhere you look. Those looking for signs that the Lutzian era has waned in this business will be sorely disappointed, because this new stuff bristles with the kind of detailing and design integrity that have marked his best efforts in the past - and then exceeds them.

    This is the first time that we have seen hard evidence that all of the work behind the scenes at GM has been worth the effort. The talented men and women working in the trenches at GM have finally been turned loose - and the results are truly extraordinary.

    Is GM out of the woods yet? Not by a long shot, no. But whereas before they were getting lost on the way to the playing field, they're now well and truly engaged in The Game. And it's about time.

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    Buy a Mustang, or wait a few more years. :fawk:
     
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    I hope its true. I'd love to find a new GM vehicle that really really piqued my interest.
     
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    i want a fullsize.. but a fullsize saturn pickup!?
     
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    Jigga whut?
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    So wait.

    GM is now saying they are going to attempt to make good cars instead of churn out shitty cars and look for a profit?
     
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    Maybe. :eek3:
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    What a concept
     
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    We've been hearing this type of claim for thirty years now.
     
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    No, and this time it's from a source that hates and villifies GM in every new issue. :cool:
     
  15. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    You can find press clippings, C&D articles, God you name it and it is always "this" time GM gets it right. I'm a hardcore skeptic on this one. I'm not rooting against GM I just don't believe the hype.
     
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    Teh_Sponge Hey, I got a sub now...

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    We'll see. :noes:
     
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    This is from outside the company.
     
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    I'm not talking about just inside the company. I mean from every type of auto press source and for thirty years.
     
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    If Chrysler can turn around overnight, anything's possible. :nono:
     
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    True, it would be a good thing if it happens.
     
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    riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. I've read lutz' blog, if you listened to him, you'd think their cars were the epitome of car perfection, the way he describes even their crappiest cars is :ugh:
     
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    Then he turns around and calls Buick and Pontiac damaged brands. :mamoru:

    Still, they managed to make Cadillac cool, it's possible.
     
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    Time to start collecting GM stock yet? :noes:
     
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    GM needs to start building cars that people can get passionate about.
     

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