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#27684 of 32000 Re: Still Behind on Cars [steve_]
Oct 04, 2012 (10:36 am)
Ah! So this is why Die Hards, Interstates and Duralasts all have their fans....
I like that idea of the Costco battery. Next time I have a dying battery I'll be sure to bring the car (and the battery box) over there.
#27685 of 32000 Re: Still Behind on Cars [robr2]
Oct 04, 2012 (10:50 am)
"When the legend is better than the truth, print the legend."
How many times have you heard people say, in a Darth Vader voice, "Luke, I am your father".
Guess what? He didn't start with "Luke"!
Of course nowadays it would be "Who's your daddy? I'm your daddy!"
#27686 of 32000 Re: Still Behind on Cars [steve_]
Oct 04, 2012 (10:57 am)
I believe Exide batteries used to be made in a factory at Rising Sun and Adams Avenue in Philadelphia way back in the day. A once nice but now really ghetto shopping center now stands on that site.
#27687 of 32000 Re: Still Behind on Cars [steve_]
Oct 04, 2012 (11:06 am)
Freight cost or quality/environmental issues, might be more likely.
#27688 of 32000 Re: Still Behind on Cars [fintail]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 04, 2012 (11:55 am)
One of these days I bet Harbor Freight will start bringing them over.
#27689 of 32000 Re: Still Behind on Cars [ateixeira]
Oct 04, 2012 (10:49 pm)
There was sludge in about, what, 0.02% of certain engines, discontinued several years ago.
The way you bring it up you'd think they all had it.
And don't forget, all Honda's built in the last decade had their auto trannys fail, too.
#27690 of 32000 Re: Still Behind on Cars [fezo]
Oct 04, 2012 (10:51 pm)
I like that idea of the Costco battery. Next time I have a dying battery I'll be sure to bring the car (and the battery box) over there
The thing that's funny about that is that I just told them about it and they promptly took it in exchange. It's not like they tested it or anything. It strikes me that *ahem* you could have an endless free battery program, if you are willing to change it often enough.
But their battery longevity (for two samples) appears to be not so good.
#27691 of 32000 Profits Suspect
Oct 05, 2012 (5:03 am)
Total sales of 210,245 were, however, GM's best September tally since pre-bankruptcy 2008.
Cars, not trucks, did the heavy hauling for GM, up 29% overall, while the full-size Chevrolet Silverado pickup was down 16.6% and the big Tahoe SUV was off 46.7%.
GM wound up with a whopping 116-day supply of full-size pickups at the end of the month, down slightly from August, but out of balance with GM's 82-day supply of all vehicles (itself high, a 60-day supply at dealers and in transit is considered normal).
"General Motors had a choppy month," said Michelle Krebs, analyst at Edmunds.com. "Sales of the Chevrolet Cruze zoomed" but "Cadillac, despite have two new models on the market, is somehow struggling."
#27692 of 32000 Re: Profits Suspect [circlew]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 05, 2012 (5:12 am)
There were cranking them out because they will miss ~21 weeks of production as they changeover and retool for the new Silverados.
#27693 of 32000 Re: Profits Suspect [steve_]
Oct 05, 2012 (6:05 am)
I think even my mother would have known that.