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Government Motors Still Can’t Get It Right

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For the umpteenth time, GM can’t seem to unload a devision it wants to get rid of, for whatever lame reason.

Let’s look at history:
They made such bad deals with unions such that GM has to tag on $4000 to every car they make in order to pay benefits to people that don’t produce for them anymore. They killed off the oldest car manufacturer in the United States. After the government took over, they killed off Saturn and Pontiac, and tried to sell Saab, Opel and Hummer. All failed. This company is riddled with poor performers and with Obama running it, it’s gone down even faster.

Judging by the fact that the Chinese government wouldn’t ok the sale, I have to wonder why? I imagine that Obama’s snubbing them time after time might have something to do with it. Politics factors in here as the Chinese government runs business there.

May be this is a blessing in disguise. Where are the machers out there that can secure financing and buy the marque and keep it here? Harley Davidson employees bought their company back. It’s a shame about Pontiac and Olds. Both great marques that were killed off for no good reason. I couldn’t care less about Saab, Opel or Saturn as I don’t care for the marques, but it is a shame in the sense that malfeasance led to the loss of jobs in these companies.

Bottom line is that as bad as GM management was, it’s worse now that it is run by Obama and his minions. Don’t believe me, look at Ford.

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Written by James Lagnese

February 24, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Messiah Motors

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GM filing bankruptcy and having Obama run it might not be the worst thing in the world. Think of it like this: it will be a test of socialism in this country. Imagine if you will, that your car needs a warranty repair. Normally, you would bring the car to the dealer, and they would fix it. They might try to weasel some other things that you do not need in order to make a few extra bucks, like telling you that your car needs a power steering system flush when you are getting the power steering pump replaced under warranty. With government managed car care, they would tell you that the normal wait for such a repair is 6 weeks, and based on your cars age and mileage, it may not be for 3 months, which of course is after the warranty expires. Of course when you do get the repair done, if you can wait that long, it will be done by kids from the local Junior High (as part of the Obama Youth Program) or homeless people from local shelters, as all the mechanics at MM dealerships went to work for Honda, Toyota, Ford or some other non-american car dealer that pays better as MM dealerships now limit mechanics to $10/hr, regardless of experience or expertise. If they screw up your car when they work on it, too bad for you. You’ll have to wait another 3 months for them to get to you again. Of course your warranty will only be in force if you use MM oil and filters and other parts in routine maintenance. Failure to do so will void your warranty and in addition you will have to pay a fine and you will also be fined if you do the work yourself. If you take your car to an independent shop or non MM dealer for work, they will be fined as well, even if they use MM parts.
Yes, it will be interesting to see how this test into socialism goes. Will you buy your next car from Messiah Motors?
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Written by James Lagnese

April 3, 2009 at 9:03 pm