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08-16-2007, 07:09 PM #1
My mild GM rant!
If GM turns out a million that look like this...
Then people turn them into something like this...
Why does GM not catch on to styling trends. Take for instance the S10 towards the last years of production everybody and there brother was putting a V8 in the thing (And doing a pretty fine job of it) So why do these trends never seem to find its way to production. 'Bout the only thing they ever caught on to was the big bling/bling rims.
I feel much better now, Thanks. (I think I'll go make a tea and calm down)
Any other ranters.....?
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08-16-2007, 07:24 PM #2
not a rant but thats a nice slammed burb cableguy...
08-16-2007, 08:22 PM #3
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That's a good issue. Not sure if that will pass highway safety regulations with bumper heights, etc.
I just saw a H3 Hummer that had a full decked-out chrome trim package, including a billet-style racing fuel door.
So, there are SOME changes they're willing to make. Are they going to put out slammed burbs and have a package called the "Urban Suburban" package? Pry not, don't wait around for that.
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08-16-2007, 08:38 PM #4
kind of a suburban ss which would have performance exhaust and modified factory suspension on their that would be sweet. gm should offer a number of accessories like what i see on cable guys pic
08-17-2007, 02:05 PM #5
I third that!
Steve, have we checked into an avenue to quote "Tell GM" Maybe a link to consumer coments for styling to Gm Design, maybe same for consumer performance mods to the Gm power team? If enough people were looking for these options at the time they order then maybe Gm would get the clue! When My wife bought her Mini Cooper S, She could customize it complete with racing parts right from the factory, anything you could think of, as long as the $ held out.Terry
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08-21-2007, 10:35 PM #6
08-23-2007, 09:48 AM #7
08-23-2007, 12:15 PM #8
There are two problems with this that I see:
1. GM has to design for the lowest common denominator. That is why the trucks are where they are, because it is the middle ground between the guy who will slam it and smooth it, and the guy that will put a 6" skyjacker on it and black nerf bars all around. GM has to stay somewhere in the middle so that BOTH guys will buy it.
2. The days of having millions of option packages are gone. GM, F-word, and Doge/Chrysler/Whomever are getting nailed to the wall by the imports because they offer too many optional packages, and it makes the dealers have to hold too many vehicles in stock, which in turn ties up too much money in stock and not enough is flexible. The domestics desperately need to cut their dealer network by about 1/3, offer 2-3 levels of trim for each vehicle, and cut the number of models by about 20%, just to maintain competitiveness. I think they will get a big boost when they take down the UAW this year, and force them to acknowledge that they aren't in the big spending 80's anymore. The sense of entitlement has to dissapear soon if the "big 3" are to remain. In all honesty, I don't thing Ceberus/Chrysler will be around anymore by 2010, which makes the lifetime warranty stuff make a whole lot more sense to me, financially. If you know you wont be around to honor it, promise people the moon, right?Josh
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08-23-2007, 07:55 PM #9
08-23-2007, 09:50 PM #10
They do the next best thing. Build and design them so that they CAN be modified. The best we can hope for is vehicles that we can build to our individual taste's and I think all manifacturers do a decent job of that.
Just my .02 worth, : )
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