I am going to preface this with the fact that I have been a life long GM person, I have had family that worked for GM and typically I have nothing against GM. I have also owned some Toyota's and Honda's. Over the years GM has had some catching up to do in terms of quality control to keep up with Toyota and Honda., but I want to bring this to where GM is now. I am not so concerned about the recent recall's because all manufacturers have recalls from time to time, but about some things I have noticed about the various vehicles I have owned or been in the family that have reached or past 200,000 miles. Lets face it. Vehicles don't last forever, things are going to wear out or break and need replacing. It is not about body panels that don't line up anymore, or doors that don't at least look like they fit tight and are out of alinement with the frame. I am talking about Power Window actuator's that fail, Power seat gears that wear out prematurely compared to the ones used by Toyota or Honda. How about power locks actuator's that stop working from wear and tear. Heater and AC controls that wear out. These little annoying things we don't think about when we buy a new or a new used car or truck that is only a few years old. How about transmissions and engines that truly only need fluid changes and you can get half a million miles out of them without serious issues or a rebuild. I am actually a little offended that GM builds Vortec 5.3L v8 engines that over their life time, begin to leak oil and need their seals replaced when it will be 25-50% longer on a Tundra for example before something like that needs to be replaced or repaired. In a previous post I talked about the horrid paint or clear coat job that GM does. I live next to what I will call a mega dealerhship. I can walk from GMC to Chevy, to Cadillac, Buick, Honda, Toyota, Mini Cooper, Smart, Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Suzuki. I am not sure where GM's problem is in their paint department, be it paint or clear coat, but they have so much orange peal that it is sad. I asked a sales person about it and he told me that it is a GM, your not going to get a $30,000 paint job on it. I told the guy, I am not going to get a $30,000 paint job on a Toyota either, look at the difference in the quality of the paint. He did not want to talk to me anymore. The reason I bring this up, is that we are all happy when we get a new or new used vehicle, but we usually fail to understand what the long term ownership is of that vehicle is and it seems like GM just wants to build over priced disposable junk because they are now worried about Owner Ship or Brand loyalty (like they suggest all over their TV ad's). they want you to buy a vehicle, get rid of it in a week and buy another new one from them a week later. Who cares if it is junk, just sell it.