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What type of C&G poster are you?   66 members have voted

  1. 1. What type of C&G poster are you?

    • Both GM enthusiast and owner
      46
    • GM enthusiast, ex-GM owner
      6
    • GM enthusiast, but never GM owner
      9
    • GM owner, but not a GM enthusiast
      1
    • Aspire to own or get into hobby of GMs, which I never have before
      1
    • Neither enthusiast nor owner of GM, and don't care to be
      3

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Just wondering, since I seem to see a lot of Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, and BMW fans here mixed in with us GM guys. I also wonder what draws some of the non-GM types here.
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This is tough... I'm not much of a GM enthusiast. More or less, Pontiac is the only thing keeping me from hating GM. I do own a Pontiac. A Grand Am GT. So... What shall I vote for? :huh:
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I'm a GM owner, but an automotive enthusiast. Do I like a lot of GM products, past, present and future? Yeah, but I also like a Ford or two, there are a couple of cars coming from the American end of DCX that I wouldn't be ashamed to be seen in, Honda has some stuff that interests me and that I would seriously consider buying, VW has lost some of its charm, but they're still pretty neat cars.
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Wow... I should have known that about BV. :huh: Why is it that Chevrolet, Buick, Oldsmobile, Cadillac & GMC bother you enough for you to say you "HATE" them?
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GM owner and enthusiast. But I'm a realist and know that not everything that GM puts out is great. Actually, I would say that most of their products lag the rest of the market, but they have a few bright spots and have potential in other areas. Even though GM is my favorite car company, I will not hesitate in buying a competing product if it is better.
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Enthusiast, owner and seller. I grew up a Chrysler fantatic (still would love to own a late '60s Imperial or 300 convertible someday), but two bad experiences in the '80's (although, looking back, it really was the dealer's fault that both my cars were lemons), turned me off Chrysler. ...although, if I didn't get a free demo and didn't have dog, I would be tempted to lease a 300C (gasp!)
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I'm a past GM owner, past and present Ford owner, and current Jeep and BMW owner. I will likely be a future GM owner and BMW owner... maybe a Benz or Porsche also. I'm a car enthusiast in general--I like a lot of different types of cars, and also am a fan of car history and culture, along with building model cars and diecast car collecting... Edited by moltar
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Poor wording all around, but the last one is the closest to my own personal views. While I do aspire to own a GM someday (namely Corvette) I don't think I can ever call myself a GM enthusiast, especially when compared to some of you guys. I'm a fan of cars in general, not cars in General.
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Wow... I should have known that about BV. :huh:

Why is it that Chevrolet, Buick, Oldsmobile, Cadillac & GMC bother you enough for you to say you "HATE" them?

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Hold up... I said "Pontiac is the only thing keeping me from hating GM". Does that translate into all that? Maybe it does... but that's not at all what I meant. I do not hate any of those. In fact, Olds, before GM took its life, was my second favorite brand out of any. I loved Olds. Still do.. difference being that it isn't here anymore. Like the Fiero. The rest... I don't hate, but don't necessarily love either. Cadillac's up there. GMC doesn't really interest me being mostly rebadges. Buick has turned into the complete opposite of what I like nowadays. And Chevy... well Chevy has put Pontiac through hell, literally. It's always been Chevy this, Chevy that... Sorry, I've found it to be annoying. You forgot about Hummer, Saab, and Saturn, though. Each results of terrible decisions by GM. But what I said wasn't about the brands. It was about GM itself. How GM manages their brands... and how GM bastardized Pontiac.
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Currently own 2 Pontiacs, 2 Fords and 1 Buick. Would like to add another Ford to the stable, but otherwise am quite happy with my 'iron harem'.
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GM enthusiast and owner...I have owned a 1990 Lumina and currently own a 1994 Lumina. Both of them have lasted a long time and been very dependable vehicles. I love GM's rich history and hope to someday own a classic GM or Ford, along with a new GM or Ford (preferably, the classic would be an Oldsmobile that I would keep absolutely spotless). I have both GM and Ford in my blood.
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BV: Okay, you made some valid points. Chevy alone can not be blamed for screwing up Olds and Pontiac however.... GM as a whole has made some retarded decisions in the past decade. I would argue that the three most disturbing mistakes GM has ever made all happened in the past 10 years: 1996 B-body cancelled 2002 F-body goes on "hiatus" 2004 Oldsmobile killed :angry:
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well, while I never owned a GM, I drove one and still do on occasion (much rarer now that I finally have my car). I love GM and my family is a big GM family...especially my dad and his brothers...I'd make a list of all the GM's they own/owned but I'm tired and want to sleep...I <3 GM and I especially <3 BMW
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I converted to a GM fan shortly before they decided to kill Oldsmobile. Prior to that I was, and to the most part still am, a fan of Pre-Ford Volvos. The 240s, 740s, 122, 1800s, etc are great cars. Oldsmobile caught my attention in the late 90s with the Intrigue and Silhoutte (great vehicle that wasn't kept competitive).
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Current GM owner, and seller. Therefore GM's decisions are VERY important to me, they affect my career. I wouldn't call myself an enthusiast, but looking back on all the cars I've owned in my life, they've all been GM (except for my first car, 69 Dodge Dart GT) maybe by accident rather than design, but all GM's none the less.
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My family has always owned GMs, 1 Olds and 5 Chevys. My next car will be a Chevy or a Pontiac, and I just need people around me to quit asking me to buy import shitboxes.
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I love GM (mostly, and mostly for its newest cars, nothing before the 2005 model year is worth enthusiasm). I own a 2001 Cavalier and looking at my interior which is A) cracking up (not a laughing matter) B) almost falls into my lap on bumpy roads and C) is gapped and hard as a rock, and realizing that GM is STILL BUILDING THIS POS CAR, I can see and understand why they're struggling hard. The previous Malibu was a quality nightmare and so is every other GM car made before 2005. Edited by bowtie_dude
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GM enthusiast and owner x2, both Ponchos too, dig the sig. B)
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BV:

Okay, you made some valid points. Chevy alone can not be blamed for screwing up Olds and Pontiac however.... GM as a whole has made some retarded decisions in the past decade. I would argue that the three most disturbing mistakes GM has ever made all happened in the past 10 years:

1996 B-body cancelled
2002 F-body goes on "hiatus"
2004 Oldsmobile killed :angry:

[post="18342"]<{POST_SNAPBACK}>[/post]


Did I say that about Chevy? With Pontiac, almost. Olds, no. What I meant about Pontiac and Chevy was... Well, if it weren't for Chevy engineers, the Fiero may still be here. Because prototype Fieros were blowing Vettes away... and would sell for considerably less. They couldn't have that... I mean, a vehicle from the Performance brand beating one from the Generic brand?!?!? What blasphemy! There are other instances of this type of BS from Chevy as well... Banshee; that word ring a bell? In particular the beautiful mid-60s concept. I don't know the specifics, but I know it was close to being produced. And instances now... I wonder which "F-body" is being brought back while the other isn't? Then there are arguements where if Chevy has a vehicle with performance, Pontiac can't becasue of the Chevy. That's all I hear... "Oh my... it'll steal sales from the Chevy." Where's that compact that Pontiac desperately needs? Kappa's out of the question. So is rebadging. But what's wrong with being unique on Delta? No one can tell me that. Torque steer because of FWD? F**k you. Go drive the GP GXP and shut up. Even more BS from GM...

And Sixty8... not the past 10 year, but the past 20 years. So I revised it for ya

-Creation of Saturn
-Killing of Fiero
-Cancelling of B-Bods
-Going on hiatus of F-bods
-Killing of Oldsmobile

Anyways, sorry to hijack this thread. My original post came off bad according to Sixty8. :P
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i own a dodge dak, but I would be a GM owner if when I was shopping the colorado was at a better price and higher quality.
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i own a dodge dak, but I would be a GM owner if when I was shopping the colorado was at a better price and higher quality.

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Even CR rates the Colorado with the highest quality ranking (they just don't like the way it drives and looks because it's a GM product).
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-Creation of Saturn

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Good one. Why didn't I think of that one? That was a huge mistake. A COSTLY mistake too. Saturn seems to still be a hemoraghing kidney in the GM "body". Someone needs to tell GM they can get rid of it and stay alive. The other kidney (Chevy) is functioning FINE. While they're at it I think Chevy should have dibs on the Sky... or maybe even Cadillac. B)

BTW: Yes torque steer does suck. So does gettig stuck in the snow but one is preventable and controlable... the other is there every time you mash the throtle no matter what. Edited by Sixty8panther
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Good one. Why didn't I think of that one? That was a huge mistake. A COSTLY mistake too. Saturn seems to still be a hemoraghing kidney in the GM "body". Someone needs to tell GM they can get rid of it and stay alive. While they're at it I think Chevy should have dibs on the Sky... or maybe even Cadillac. B)

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Um...if you haven't noticed...Saturn has begun turning around now.

The time to cut bait was back in the mid-90s: Buick, Olds, GMC, Saturn. Now is not the time.
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Ah.....there is no better time than this second ! If they fail this second theres always tomorow and anytime after that are all good times to kill saturin. There is nothing they have cooking that cant be fixed by Buick.

saturin is nothing more than a tool being used by GM officers to destroy the origional heritage and fabric of the giant. So far its been working pretty good.

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