I received a form letter from a muckety-muck at GM yesterday. It thanked me for being a GM product owner (I still have the Chevy Suburban we bought new in '03) and politely asked that we continue to support their compnay by buying a new GM car.
To be honest, I've always been a Ford guy and most of the cars I own today are of foreign provenance. Having said that, the Suburban has served us flawlessly for the purpose which we purchased it. We have been considering retiring it to occassional use and replacing it in the daily fleet with something more efficient, so the GM letter was timely.
The purpose of the communication was to allay us of any fears related to the company's recent bankruptcy filing. I would suggest that bankruptcy is just one concern of GM's hope for future success. After reviewing the offerings they have, not including the soon to be discontinued Pontiac and Saturn lines, there's not much that appeals. Sure, their quality is better than it has been in decades and there are standout products such as the Corvette and newly re-introduced Camaro but the rest of their offerings are automotive pablum. Even the class dominating Suburban has been dumbed down with no 3/4 ton or diesel options. That, to me, is the biggest obstacle to GM's future viability as a major auto manufacturer.
Of course, I'm not an industry expert and these are just my opinions and observations. What do you think of GM's future? Would you buy a new GM car?
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