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GM halts C-7 Production (Read 1055 times)
Sep 16th, 2014 at 2:12am

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GM issued a stop purchase order for some 2800 2015 Corvettes seems there is a problem with a part that attaches the driver's side air bag and a few others have suspect parking brake cables wow, even the high visibility Corvette is not immune to some of GM's latest woes! you'd think after a sucessful 2014 run there would be nothing but improvements but alas, they still outsource and have slid considerably in their quality control department. when these things happen it gives those that like to say American cars are junk more ammo I think it's more a sign of corporate greed than anything else for the prices they charge for any car these days they should be flawless but we see recall after recall and it is industry wide foreign and domestic maybe it's time to start building less technically enhanced machines and get back to basics! but, that will never happen because they would never be able to justify their MSRP's!
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Reply #1 - Sep 16th, 2014 at 4:21am

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GM also wants to install cameras in there cars to watch you fall a sleep...I just purchased my last GM auto & believe me I bought  lots of them over the years. Maybe I'll go back to Chrysler or just buy old cars. When you think about it it makes sense. Cheap insurance & the value usually goes up & they are easy to work on....plus you get lots of waves Cool
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Reply #2 - Sep 17th, 2014 at 3:29am

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Alan, which one is your last GM?? the Avalanche? for the money my 2007 Impala LTZ was a good buy as a used car I don't think it was worth the 27,500 that it sold for new though, but 5 years later at 10.300 with just over 55,000 on the odometer I felt it was a good value compared to other comparable cars in it's class I looked at. when they brought out the 2014 Impala and started the MSRP at 28,000 for the 4 cylinder seemed they (GM) are trying to justify selling to a more afffluent clientele, very few "average" families can afford the base model and at alomost 40 grand for a V-6 example well, thank God for cheap easy leases!Leasing never would work for me, I put far too many miles on a car over the course of ownership!
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Reply #3 - Sep 17th, 2014 at 4:56am

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I paid $56K including taxes & tags for the Avalanche & for that price I can buy one hell of a antique car truck or what ever. I'll keep the bride in newer cars but I'm seriously considering going antique. An example is a friend of mine that has a 56 Studebaker P/U with a V-8 & a 4 sp. Runs like a new car & has real steel in the fenders plus it's built like a tank.
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Reply #4 - Sep 17th, 2014 at 6:34am

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Yup, women are spoiled. They like the new stuff with all the technology. Iryn is gonna get her new SUV this Spring while I sell the 2013 Chrysler and go backwards... buying an older Corvette.  Grin

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Reply #5 - Sep 17th, 2014 at 11:02am

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Yep! I open the hood of my wife's car, look at the engine then go inside to look at the paper work to see if it's covered Angry
I did see a 55 2-door hardtop out here on Craigslist for 10k.........lots of room to work with, and you could put 3 guys in the engine bay and shut the hood.. Nice Cool
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Reply #6 - Sep 17th, 2014 at 11:06am

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GM put themselves in this position. It was ALWAYS about numbers. Quality? always got in the way. And for you that know me it takes a lot to say that. Oh did I say keep the pension checks coming?. Wink..............jack
 

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Reply #7 - Sep 17th, 2014 at 9:14pm

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Artsvettes wrote on Sep 17th, 2014 at 11:06am:
GM put themselves in this position. It was ALWAYS about numbers. Quality? always got in the way. And for you that know me it takes a lot to say that. Oh did I say keep the pension checks coming?. Wink..............jack


GM amd the Government Jack, they go hand in hand I was just surprised to read about the 2015 Corvette having the problems that seem to find their way into every other GM car because the Corvette has always been built at a specific facility geared towards that particular car. but as you say Quality gets "in the way" and should be engineered in from the start. I hope you are enjoying your retirement!
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