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View Poll Results: Did GM make a mistake Getting out of the Minivan Market?

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  • Yes, Big mistake, I would buy another GM Van

    4 30.77%
  • Yes , Mistake, but I would not buy a new GM van

    3 23.08%
  • No, Their vans could not compete

    6 46.15%
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    bring back the Astro / Safari............great workers/people haulers...Brian
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    ---Pendaliner BoxLiner and Side Rails....Van and Truck World
    ---Reese Adjustable Step Down Trailer Hitch....Van and Truck World
    ---PUTCO chrome eyebrow Mirror Covers.... Van and Truck World
    ---PUTCO chrome Bowtie 3rd Brake Light Cover....Van and Truck World
    ---DeeZee TailGate Assist ....Van and Truck World ( now Action Car and Truck Accessories )

    ---Westin Series side steps....Apple Auto Glass
    ---TRIFOLD rear soft Tonneau....Apple Auto Glass

    ---Chevrolet Bowtie Mudflaps...GM Dealer
    ---GM Rear Wheel Well liners...GM Dealer
    ---GM Front Black Tow Hooks w Hloks
    ---GM Chrome Tailgate Handle/matching key-lock....GM Dealer
    ---GM Driver Information Center Upgrade...GM Dealer
    ---GM Front Tinted Bug Deflector...GM Dealer
    ---GM Chrome Door Handles....GM Dealer

    ---Better Built rear hitch step .... Lowe's !!!
    ---AVS Window VentVisors...Canadian Tire
    ---AVS tinted License plate covers....Wal-Mart

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    Middle TN, displaced Okie


    Nissan does make minivans, but their real focus is on the crossovers (namely the Rogue which is actually a pretty nice vehicle) and the sedans (especially the Altima). I've worked so much overtime in the last year because they've been selling those Altimas like hotcakes. It's a nice car too so I can understand that but working basically 8 straight months of 6 day workweeks cause of the increased Altima production was insane. They're also selling Pathfinders like hotcakes as well (so much for the SUV market having gone down the drain) as our truck line has worked even more Saturdays than we have. It's going to be insane over there on truck side once we start building the Rogue on the same line as the Pathfinder and Infinity JX.

    Even if I did have kids, I wouldn't go for a minivan. I'd go for a Rogue (if fuel mileage was a huge concern) or a Pathfinder (if it wasn't a concern). They've done a really good job with the styling and I see so many 300,000+ mile Nissans running around here it's ridiculous.
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