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Old 01-13-2010, 11:17 AM   #20 (permalink)
TomO
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I know I needed a vehicle that can carry 4 people plus some luggage. At other times I need to carry ~1000lbs of potting soil or landscape bricks. Then there are times when I need to transport about eight 10' 2x6s plus four 16' 2x6s. not to mention the motors and transmissions that I transport sometimes. I also do some autocrossing in the summer and ice racing in the winter.

So I've done all these things with my current vehicle plus I still get excellent gas mileage, my vehicle looks great (to me), and is very cheap to insure and operate.

Now GM is trying to figure out how to make that vehicle?

Too bad Honda beat them to it almost 18 years ago!

It's my Civic VX. It is a bare necessities car too, no power locks, no power windows, no power steering...because it doesn't need any of that.

I feel that GM is on life support, and the only reason the plug is not being pulled is because of nostalgia, since it's obvious that GM doesn't want to make the car that would save them from utter demise.
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