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#735989 Biggest one day stock drop due to auto Fire in Seattle Suburb

Posted by on 02 October 2013 - 10:56 PM

Leaving one to wonder just how easy is it for these electric auto's to catch on fire and possibly kill someone.


That's cute. Because vehicles carrying a payload of highly flammable fluids never catch fire.


Those last two links are especially incredible when you consider that they are related to electrical problems. In a GASOLINE powered vehicle you say? Clearly this is witchcraft and we should go back to horse drawn carriages.

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#672848 Buick Regal Wagon Is Not Happening

Posted by on 09 September 2011 - 04:59 PM

CUVs are all awful, just terrible-looking things - all of them. And, I think this wagon would have sold pretty well. But that isn't why I called this decision a mistake.

It's a mistake because the car is in production and all of the parts to make it happen here are in production. Anytime an opportunity like that exists, the bodystyle should be offered - even if on a limited basis. GM has been toying with the idea of creating families of cars (multiple bodystyles) on a single named model, and that's a great strategy. Every opportunity to re-introduce this concept should be taken to get folks used to it again. This approach is what made GM so successful in the past, and it will work again - if they commit to it.

So, boo to this decision.
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#570907 Detroit 2010: Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept

Posted by on 17 January 2010 - 12:54 PM

Let me distill my objections to the car down to basics:

- Its EPII underpinnings trash the proportions

- It was touted as a flagship, but clearly isn't.

- It was touted as being inspired by the Sixteen, to which it bears no resemblence.

- The footwell intrusion is inexcusable, especially in a car of this size.

- It was intended to replace not one, but two, exisitng cars - it replaces one.

- It does nothing to move the brand forward beyond its current template.

Still rates a 5 out of 10 in my book.
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#735992 Biggest one day stock drop due to auto Fire in Seattle Suburb

Posted by on 02 October 2013 - 11:17 PM

Shares in Dfelt's Natural Gas business hit negative 9001 dollars this trading day when people realized that fossil fuels are explosive, dangerous and can ignite rapidly. 


Washington State Police Captain, F. Ng Obvious told reporters that "fossil fuels are face-meltingly dangerous and detonation can occur if vehicles are involved in accidents."


It became the talk of the office at the Shittyattle Turds newspaper as to whether vehicles should be allowed to be fuelled by highly compressed, explosive gas. Editors agreed that responsible use, rigorous NHTSA testing and safe driving will minimize the risk of death via fiery pit of doom.


Critics on automotive website Hurrs & Durrs, were less kind.


"OMGZ NATURAL GAS ABORTS BABIES WE NEED TO GO BACK TO STANLEY STEAMERS" said one poster. The Shittyattle Turds tried contacting C&G for further comment but the website crashed and was not up and running in time for this article's print. 









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#663235 Some bad news on the El Camino

Posted by on 17 May 2011 - 11:47 PM

At a time when the new Colorado is coming out, where is the need for an El Camino? Seriously, there is a reason GM ditched the El Camino and Caballero in 1987: most likely that the compact pickups were (and are) simply more profitable. :smilewide:

The compact pickups have sold more, but have had serious profitability issues. The number 1 reason the El Camino and Caballero disappeared after 1988 was because of the G-body demise. There was no easy platform for it to move to... but now EVERY El Camino fan knows (due to the internet) that GM builds Utes galore in Australia.

In any case, why can't you have both? I don't think anyone is suggesting that the El Camino replace the Colorado. The Ute is already being built... and can be federalized easily as a Chevy... bring it back and kick some ass. GM could have done this for over a decade, but has instead screwed around with stuff like the SSR... then does a bait and switch on the G8ST. GM is psychotic. Just like anything else, GM is waiting until the 11th hour to put out the best (GNX, Fiero, Typhoon, Syclone, Impala SS, GTO, G8)... what is GM waiting to bring the Ute over for? The outlawing of V8s?

GM has some of the best RWD cars being made and will not bring them to the good people of the US.
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#564361 'Golden Girls' Causes Homosexuality Claims Religious Writer

Posted by on 22 December 2009 - 05:57 PM

Because the grand majority of humans are stupid.
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#719143 One Night Stands! :P

Posted by on 20 December 2012 - 04:02 PM

I guess if I had to pick one night stand, it'd be this one:

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It's walnut AND on sale on Amazon!
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