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Old 04-19-2014, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The cobalt was a known flaw?

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Old 04-19-2014, 10:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I take it we wont be having an intelligent conversation about auto makers and their token eco vehicles to meet epa regulations so they can sell gas guzzlers?
In my best ex-President Ronald Reagan voice: "...there you go again, specifying 'qualifying' criteria..." (wink,wink)!

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Old 04-20-2014, 07:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What was an assembly line GM worker making in 2001?

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Old 04-20-2014, 07:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Maybe if GM rebadged the Opel Astra as a Chevy back there, just like it was done in South America, would have a better product to the segment.
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"This crap was made BEFORE the government bailout. They make better cars now."
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Re: this whole ignition switch thing: it reminds me of the Toyota accelerator debacle in that I think most if not all the mishaps were more the result of inept drivers panicking than the actual "bad" part. We all know you can turn the key off and not crash into a wall in a ball of flames as a result.

Also, I guess ignition switches should designed to function with keychains that have 5 lbs of crap hanging off 'em.
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They should have kept the Saturn line, and canned the rest.

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