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Old 06-07-2012, 02:38 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:56 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:10 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:12 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Plug In Cars is reporting that there have been "massive layoffs" at California electric vehicle startup Coda Automotive. Apparently, more than 50 employees, "including a substantial part of its sales and marketing staff," were let go according to an anonymous source. The source said the situation was a "real mess," and that, "They just cut everybody they possibly could."

That things have come to this is perhaps not exactly a surprise. Sales have been slow – not even 100 units of the company's $37,250 all-electric sedan have been sold since it went on sale in March, then there was a safety recall and reviews haven't been kind. Last week, the vehicle scored just two stars in frontal crash tests from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. We have reached out to Coda to confirm Plug In Cars' report, but have yet to hear back.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:36 PM   #25 (permalink)
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You think we will see one at Barrett-Jackson in a couple of decades .

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Old 12-11-2012, 09:11 PM   #26 (permalink)
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They also just got a two-star crash rating for frontal crashes. Not very good these days...

They had some good technology in their battery pack - too bad they chose such a vanilla platform.
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Why do I feel like I should have made bets on this a few years back? Could have earned some extra cash.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:45 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I'm glad I am no longer involved with fixing cars for the public, especially when they start bringing Chinese designed and manufactured cars into the USA. You think a Trablant or a Yugo was a piece of juck, just wait for the Chinese cars.

Detroit was really falling apart with quality issues when the Japanese started really gaining market share in the early 1970s. I have personally seen union sabotage on a Ford
Truck at a Ford dealership, a hole drilled into the back of the engine block with a note, "you found it you $%^.". That convinced me to stay away from US built cars for a long time. Now I am driving two Fords and they are of equal or even better durability than anything made anywhere, and in the case of the 97 Ranger, better than most of the imports.

Hopefully with the traumatic transition of the American car industry, as well as the fact that most assembly is now computerized, we will see the USA become a major player in the auto industry again.

I think Toyota and Honda both peaked a while ago, and like the USA decades ago they are now (to a certain extent) riding their reputations with their new vehicles. I have had some very disappointing personal experiences with a 2006 Corolla, defective manufacturing that required a frame shop to repair on a brand new car, purchased with 6 miles on the odometer.

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