I just saw on the news that another round of GM recalls is being announced, another 7.6 Million vehicles. It just keep getting worse for GM.
Well of course this is a biased forum, but it happens all the time, like...three days ago. Feds are probing RAM for axle lockups right now.Let's be careful not to speak ill tidings against GM, otherwise we may find ourselves along with Fiat-Chrysler in such a predicament. And do not say it can not happen, because where there is human involvement failure is always possible. Our arrogance leads to failure time and again.
I agree, but fundamentally my perception of GM is of a once great automaker who has failed to keep up with the times. Using materials that are substandard so that a fat profit can be made, on their trucks they supposedly make $10,000 to $12,000 on each truck. Add the opportunity to introduce the 4.5 Duramax a few years ago and failed to do so due to the bottom falling out. GM has consistently said they are ready to introduce a light duty diesel should the market arise, but yet they have failed to do so.What got GM to this point? mismanagement? Union contracts pushing the costs up? Competitor vehicles enticing customers to just ship? I've heard all 3 since the government jumped in to help GM out.
I seem to remember when the govt was "investing" in them they had lots of influence on what they built!!Everyone must Remember when Chevy was " The Heartbeat of America" Looks like they are now in "Cardiac Arrest"
It starts at the top and works down. They need to Listen to what the consumer prefers and would like , make it, and "They will come"
Ram listened with the ED . Now add some great customer service and you get 2013 and 2014 Truck of the year
Sorry guys. "Chrysler adds more vehicles to ignition-switch recall" GM not alone in this one. Chrysler adds more vehicles to ignition-switch recall | CTV News | AutosSo I just heard that GM has recalled more vehicles in the last 6 months than they have sold in 7 YEARS! Sustainable?!? No!
In 1978 US Justice Dept was going to break up GM. At that time GM had a 58% market share of all cars/light trucks sold in the US.I got another one for ya... gm canada is being sued by thier dealers because of all the junk(see uncompetitive caes^cars that are poorly built) they keep putting out thier market share in ontario went from almost 50% in the 90s to less than 10%.... what piles of crap
One has to wonder what happened to gm....they used to be a great company
Those jobs would just be created at another manufacturer.... so half dozen to one 6 to another..... although competition is good so I hope they don't go under, it wouldn't surprise me if they end up drastically smaller in another 10 years....In 1978 US Justice Dept was going to break up GM. At that time GM had a 58% market share of all cars/light trucks sold in the US.
An amazing thing happened, they started to produce really sh*tty cars. Word was GM Senior management said we could produce dog poop and they will buy it.
That corporate arrogance spelled the demise of GM. We can see from whats happening, the bankruptcy of GM and all these recalls the culture has not changed.
If it wasn't for the rank and file line worker, I would have said let the company ****ing go under. It's always the little guy that gets hurt.