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View Poll Results: What should North American auto makers do to win back sales from foreign auto makers?

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  • Increase fuel efficiency

    11 15.94%
  • Increase quality/reliability

    36 52.17%
  • Lower prices

    11 15.94%
  • Other

    11 15.94%
  • No opinion

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Thread: Buyer loyalty

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    Default Buyer loyalty

    What in your opinion should North American Auto makers do to help increase buyer loyalty?
    Last edited by TrailLeadr; 07-10-2007 at 10:37 PM.
    Rhode Island

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    Quality and reliablity are a MUST!
    Washington State
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    Straighten out some of there dumb A$$ rogue dealersips...


    2007 Ford E250(Work van) (Ya, Ya, shut up!)
    1996 GMC Sierra SLE 1500 5.7L/4L60E

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailLeadr View Post
    American Auto makers
    I know you meant to say North American...Mr Man...LOL

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    I call 'em $tealer$hips, all they care about is money

    1968 Chrysler Imperial Crown 4 door ht ~ resto project
    1984 Buick Le Sabre 4 door sedan~daily driver


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    Build them here.

    Make the dealerships better.

    Increasing mileage is being done as we speak.

    Reliability is better than ever, and getting better every day.

    Technology is great, when it Works,
    And one Big Pain in the Ass When it Doesn’t.
    Detroit Iron Rules, All the Rest are Just Toys.
    94 GMC Burban, 5.7L (350), 4X4, Auto
    86 GMC Burban, 350, 2 WD, Auto
    79 GMC pickup plow truck, 400, Full time 4X4, Auto
    86 Pontiac Fiero SE, 2.8L, Auto, only mid engine American car
    See a Pattern yet?

    15 year GM assembly line worker.

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    Default I'm with fiero

    Dito what 84 Fiero said!
    2007 Suburban LT2
    #7 in a long line of Chevy trucks

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    Really this poll should allow multiple answers as there is no one that is more important than the other. I would say that the 1st 3 options, combined, have hit the nail on the head. Actually, IMO, it applies to ALL auto mfg's not just the Big 3.

    Increasing fuel efficiency, improving quality and reliability, and definitely lowering the costs are needed. We are paying WAY too much for vehicles that are of lesser quality( technology has advanced for sure but actual "quality" of the vehicles has dropped significantly - don't confuse the two - everything from the quality of the paint job to the quality of the body/mechanical parts used is dropping )and with the obvious fuel crisis improving efficiency is a must if any of us are going to be able to drive in the future.
    Last edited by NHSilverado; 08-08-2007 at 01:45 PM.

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    Well, speaking as a diehard Euro-lover. I think what they have to absolutely do is work on design. I think they have made major strides recently, but to be frank, GM sedans still look like rental cars. They need to make a car with classic and lasting style. Unfortunately, the Euro's have gotten distracted by the design antichrist, Chris Bangle. I think all of the manufacturers are going to get busy with the fuel effeciency and stuff. If they really wanted to be forward thinking, they would work on smart-deisel cars.

    2001 VW GTI 1.8T
    2005 VW Passat 1.8T - soon to be gone but not forgotten
    1997 Chevy Suburban 1500 5.7L - What have I gotten myself into?!?

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    Well, everytime I hear a pop, squeak, rattle, or a clunk... it quickly reminds me of the one single thing I wish GM would improve.

    Oh, and cheaper prices (without crazy rebates) is always a bonus.

    2009 GMC Sierra Denali AWD

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