Last post on Mar 07, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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#49 of 53 Re: should i put verticle doors on my 88 firebird??? [andys120]
Mar 13, 2008 (7:30 am)
"Apparently you can't make a late Firebird too garish, I say go 4 it. Don't forget the neon license plate surrounds"
I guess that's what they mean by consequences....
#50 of 53 Re: should i put verticle doors on my 88 firebird??? [fezo]
Mar 13, 2008 (10:12 pm)
hmmm... im not sure what you are trying to say
#51 of 53 Pony Car wars? Really?
Mar 07, 2009 (11:15 am)
Look. The reality of the situation is this; the BIG THREE are in their financial death throes due to their need to have everything done cheap. In turn, they have had to expand their manufacturing (read; farm out), to countries that don't have a union and a wage and hour division breathing down their neck making them accountable.
Instead of doing the smart thing and shutting down those factories overseas, thereby moving that money here, they would rather stop paying people here. What does that do? It takes the money made by those workers that could be funneled back into our economy and makes it evaporate.
So ....when sales drop because the public has no expendable income, the snake ends up eating its tail.
In desperation, the BIG THREE are trying to revive the golden era of the automobile. Unfortunately, Dodge royally missed the mark with the Charger. Four doors and a grill reminiscent of the 50s 300? Are you kidding? The Charger was a two-seater, with distinct bodylines and characteristics. Missed the point completely. Ford got it right with the most recent incarnation of the Mustang, but missed the bus when they dropped the Bronco. The Explorer had so many transmission troubles (bad case on the AOD and A4LD) that the moniker got a bad rap before they could salvage the sales. Chevrolet can't seem to KEEP a model. They're renamed the same platform so many times I'm afraid all of their vehicles have schizophrenia. A front-wheel-drive Monte Carlo and Malibu? Have you completely lost touch with what the history of these cars are and what memories they recall to your brand-loyal customers?
This is my point. When you're bleeding from an amputation, you don't get a tiny band-aid. You stop doing the easy thing and fix whats wrong the right way.
Pony car wars ain't it.