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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    What happened to Studebaker, Nash, and DeSoto is that they lost out to better competitors, and went under. Probably the same happened to Stutz Bearcat as well. The difference is that the taxpayers didn't try to bail them out, then borrow a few tons of money from China to pay the tab.
    FYI, DeSoto was a Chrysler brand that they got rid of just like Pontiac and now Mercury. It was not a seperate company.

    Back in the early days there were alot of car companies, but they had to thin the heard.

    When it was down to the BIG THREE, they always thought it would be that way and it is so engrained in the american whatever, I don't think people can just let them go that easily.

    By the way, Nash was bought by Rambler which was bought by American Motors, or turned into that, which was bought by Chrysler so actually even though the name is not still on the street the company is.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    FYI, DeSoto was a Chrysler brand that they got rid of just like Pontiac and now Mercury. It was not a seperate company.

    Back in the early days there were alot of car companies, but they had to thin the heard.

    When it was down to the BIG THREE, they always thought it would be that way and it is so engrained in the american whatever, I don't think people can just let them go that easily.

    By the way, Nash was bought by Rambler which was bought by American Motors, or turned into that, which was bought by Chrysler so actually even though the name is not still on the street the company is.
    and now Chrystler has been bought by Fiat.

    The point is, when the company is no longer competitive, it should be allowed to go bankrupt or be absorbed by other, more efficient companies.

    Would it be better for GM to be owned by the government, or by another company, say Toyota for example?
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    and now Chrystler has been bought by Fiat.

    The point is, when the company is no longer competitive, it should be allowed to go bankrupt or be absorbed by other, more efficient companies.

    Would it be better for GM to be owned by the government, or by another company, say Toyota for example?
    Realistically the only companies that may have wanted to buy GM would have been Chinese ones. Perhaps Peugeot. GM has three things of any value to other car companies. It's Chinese business, its trucks, and some of its technology. The Chinese business and its technology would be most important to Chinese companies. There was no way GM would have been sold to Chery or Geely
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    and now Chrystler has been bought by Fiat.

    The point is, when the company is no longer competitive, it should be allowed to go bankrupt or be absorbed by other, more efficient companies.

    Would it be better for GM to be owned by the government, or by another company, say Toyota for example?
    The government still has a huge stake in Chrysler, it's definitely not all Fiat.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Is the only alternative to the US going from the "big three" to the big one government ownership of the industry? Surely, capitalism can do better than that, can't it?
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Is the only alternative to the US going from the "big three" to the big one government ownership of the industry? Surely, capitalism can do better than that, can't it?
    The free market would have let GM and Chrysler fail.
    The Obama got in the way of that, and should be cursed for it.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    The free market would have let GM and Chrysler fail.
    The Obama got in the way of that, and should be cursed for it.
    Yes, the Obama and Congress. I wonder how much money they'll be able to borrow and print before the whole house of cards simply collapses?
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Yes, the Obama and Congress. I wonder how much money they'll be able to borrow and print before the whole house of cards simply collapses?
    You mean on the day that ammunition becomes the only valid currency?
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