Started by STS05lg, September 18, 2018, 07:25:18 PM
Quote from: Roger Zimmermann on September 19, 2018, 05:24:17 AMInteresting article, but I think the matter was more complex than that. A Mr. Roger Smith did a lot of mistakes; one of tem was Saturn, when the money used for the temporary brand could have been better used on existing brands.Quality (or lack of it) was also a reason why cars from Japan had success. From 1989 to 2002, I was a Service district manager for US GM vehicles in Switzerland. GM sent a myriad of people in Europe at that time; boy, they were so arrogant and ignorant! I remember around the year 2000 I said to "my" dealers: I don't understand why this company is not yet bankrupt...The answer came in 2008.
Quote from: Scot Minesinger on September 19, 2018, 09:22:05 PMI did not take much stock in the article because every idiot knows 1985 was the model year when GM went to downsized FWD on the large and full size cars. However, the move by Cadillac to a 4.1 powered FWD car did usher in Lincoln, MB, Lexus and the like as preferred brands over Cadillac in the late 1980's and newer.
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