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    Re: Bummer, Chinese Commies Buy HUMMER

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    How many miles did you have on it?

    About 60,000. We had it for a little over 3 years until it got totalled, thank goodness, but had nothing but problems from the moment we drove off. Atleast we got our factory warranty put to good use.
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    Re: Bummer, Chinese Commies Buy HUMMER

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    If the designs were so brain dead why did Americans demand them ? If big SUV's were so bad why did Americans buy them ?
    Because they never thought gas prices would hit $5 a gallon or even $2 a gallon. When they did. That hummer in the garage didn't look so good anymore.
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    Re: Bummer, Chinese Commies Buy HUMMER

    F107, yes, those companies were smart to build SUVs. It made economic sense and reaped them huge profits. However, they did not have a contingency plan in case oil prices went up. They did, and they had no alternatives. Now they're slow in transforming their lineup to get better fuel efficiency.

    Also, the UAW chokes American auto manufacturers. Bankruptcy may be the only way to get the leach off of the industry. The UAW is another hindrance to innovation and efficiency.

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    Re: Bummer, Chinese Commies Buy HUMMER

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    How many miles did you have on it?
    There were some bad American cars but the foreigners has some real bad stuff !!! REMEMBER THE YUGO!! WHERE DID THAT GO!!!??? HAHA
    RENEAULT !!! FIAT ( now coming bACK BUT THEY SUCKED BIG TIME FOR A WHILE RIGHT !!!!

    Peugot ANYONE !!!

    How about a real lemon remember the Citroen !!!!!!!!!????

    When Hyandae (sp) first attacked here in the US they were CRAP on wheels but cheap like bird !!!
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    Re: Bummer, Chinese Commies Buy HUMMER

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    F107, yes, those companies were smart to build SUVs. It made economic sense and reaped them huge profits. However, they did not have a contingency plan in case oil prices went up. They did, and they had no alternatives. Now they're slow in transforming their lineup to get better fuel efficiency.

    Also, the UAW chokes American auto manufacturers. Bankruptcy may be the only way to get the leach off of the industry. The UAW is another hindrance to innovation and efficiency.
    The once big three let the UAW "choke" them. There is no one simple reason for this funeral !!!

    There are no simple sanaswers olutions to complex issues !!!
    I do not recall the Viet Cong asking me if I was a natural born or Naturalized American before they shot at me, they just shot at all of us f107HyperSabr

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    Re: Bummer, Chinese Commies Buy HUMMER

    Yes, there are bad foreign cars. So what? I wouldn't encourage anyone to buy those. I think it makes the most sense for people to buy whatever is best for them, American or not.

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    Re: Bummer, Chinese Commies Buy HUMMER

    If the designs were so brain dead why did Americans demand them ? If big SUV's were so bad why did Americans buy them ?
    American consumers have bought hordes of moronic products over the years. If GM had realized that hummer was a fad only workable with cheap gas, they would have been fine.


    No one forced Americans to buy big cars. When American Motors made small sort of fuel efficient cars in the 1960- 1980 's Americans did not buy them.
    That is because they were miserable pieces of junk. Notice how many Americans bought foreign designs of smaller fuel efficient cars.
    Even Studebaker made small aerodynamic cars in the 1950's but Americans wanted boxes on 4 wheels !!!
    That was 50 years ago. Markets change, and if you don't adapt you deserve to die.

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    Re: Bummer, Chinese Commies Buy HUMMER

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    The once big three let the UAW "choke" them. There is no one simple reason for this funeral !!!

    There are no simple sanaswers olutions to complex issues !!!
    No, there is not one simple answer, and I have given you multiple reasons already. The UAW and lack of innovation/poor management are the biggest issues though. The only way to fix those problems are with bankruptcy. If Ford can turn it around, then that's great. If not, then that will work too.

    Feel-good economics just does not work in the real world.

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    Re: Bummer, Chinese Commies Buy HUMMER

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    China Firm to Buy Hummer - WSJ.com

    In another body slam to American pride the Chinese Communists are buying Hummer from the once venerable GM. Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co. is the company that is reported to be buying the Hummer brand.

    Bad enough to lose Hummer to the Communists but which has s lineage to the military vehicle known as the Humvee.

    Supposedly the Commnists will leave two US plants open but let's face how shamefull that Communists are buying Hummer.

    I am officially disgusted !! Thank all of you who buy foreign car!! Way to go!!
    Dont be ticked off at the folks buying cars. You should be ticked at the UAW, for bleeding these companies dry. Paying folks not to work?

    Let me know when that turns a profit instead of a loss.

    Also, the whole "your not a patriot, if your not buying American", is a little on the side.

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    Re: Bummer, Chinese Commies Buy HUMMER

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post

    I am officially disgusted !! Thank all of you who buy foreign car!! Way to go!!
    I take it ALL your products that you buy are American then? Have you checked your clothes, electronics, food, etc to see where it is coming from?

    The amount of money people spend on foreign cars pales in comparison to the money they spend on other foreign products.

    I'm not phased by China getting Hummer, I'd be more worried about all the other products people are buying.
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