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Old 05-15-2007, 09:29 PM   #21
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Maybe a few people got hot and bothered. However I doubt many Vette or Boxster sales were scrapped in favor of the PT
True, but the PT sold a lot more copies.
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:31 AM   #22
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The PT was cool - 10 years ago! But I wish the American automakers all the best, I'm hoping this adversity will eventually be the mother of invention and creativity for them.
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Can't remember the specifics but I read that the Time Warner - AOL merge was equally devastating.

What are these people smoking?
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Corporate arrogance drives mergers: We can buy that company and make everyone rich. The only ones that get rich are the CEOs and the Investment Bankers.

(BTW we rented a PT Cruiser a couple of years ago. It is a truly crappy car. We had expected a Nissan Sentra which we had before and it is a great little car.)
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People trust American trucks, but if gas hits $4, that may be the nail in the coffin.
That was mostly because there still was not competition.... the foreign trucks were just not up to the job of the big domestics... but now that is changing with the big Toyota... and I am sure that in a decade or so, they will lose that advantage..
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Maybe, but it goes like stink! Like the old Cobra. Carrol Shelby was the Viper's godfather, I read. Ol' Shel rocks. First lotto check buys me one (after I pay off the house).

I think I would be buying the C6 Vette.... faster, better handling and easier to drive 'normal'....
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I just don't see me buying domestic again...

Ford screwed me with an old Cougar... it had major problems they knew about, but never told anybody for about 10plus years when they had to in a lawsuit... I don't care if they get the quality up to the Toyota and Honda... they are toast..

I do have a GM that is good, but there is not much in their lineup that I like... and they seem to be far behind in technology... most of the full sized cars are still 4 sp autos... come on!!! 5 speed and even 6 speeds are becoming the norm...

I have never owned Chrysler, but my sister has... always having problems with them but still bought them all the time... her last car.... Lexus... but her hubby had the RAM diesel...
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