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Why Do You Love GM So Much?

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The vehicles from the 40s to the early 70s is what really makes me love GM. I don't really care for anything now but for Cadillac and Buick to reach it's glory days. Cadillac is almost there, but Buick isn't even close. Comon GM, make the Velite already! :P I'm tired of Buick's dowdy designs. Have been all my life...
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I am a GM fan because of the following: 1. Rich Heritage 2. Innovation upon Innovation 3. Design Leader in the 50s, 60s. 70s 4. Harley Earl, designer icon 5. Bill Mitchell, designer icon 6. Corvette 7. Cadillac 8. Small Block V8s 9. Historically and Culturally American. 10. Solstice/Sky/Lutz & the reawakening of the giant
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Corvette, GTO and the current Cadillac lineup. I'm convinced Cadillac's turnaround will go down in automotive history. It's a shame GM is having a hard time doing it with other divisions.
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Born and Raised in GM UAW Family (For Good or Bad) :blink: Love the underrated Quality cars GM Produces (most of the time) and mostly the affordable price. Why would anyone pay a $57k starting price for a $27k Avalon with Buick interior is my question? :huh: Now all the Wonderful things Lutz is doing, what is not to Love?
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I am a GM fan because of the following:

1.  Rich Heritage
2.  Innovation upon Innovation
3.  Design Leader in the 50s, 60s. 70s
4.  Harley Earl, designer icon
5.  Bill Mitchell, designer icon
6.  Corvette
7.  Cadillac
8.  Small Block V8s
9.  Historically and Culturally American.
10. Solstice/Sky/Lutz & the reawakening of the giant

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Also, when growing up, my Dad dabbled at first with Chrylser cars, and then made a switch to GM and continued to buy a string of them over the years. I remember the GM dealership and it's cars always seemed a bit more modern, fresh, with the times, whereas the competition was a little dowdy. So I got the GM bug early and it really never left, even in GM's darkest days. I have owned countless GM models and enjoyed each and every one of them.
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Born and Raised in GM UAW Family (For Good or Bad)  :blink: Love the underrated Quality cars GM Produces (most of the time) and mostly the affordable price.

Why would anyone pay a $57k starting price for a $27k Avalon with Buick interior is my question?  :huh:

Now all the Wonderful things Lutz is doing, what is not to Love?

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Can you explain your pricing structure?
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I like GM design and proportions. They have a classic quality to them when done right (90s W-body, Aurora). GM also has the best heritage cues IMO. Edited by Croc
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1. A history of innovation (especially the early part of 1900s) 2. Rich heritage 3. Corvette 4. Completely disgusted by media’s bias toward Japanese brands. 5. Completely disgusted by Toyota's business practice
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But seriously folks,

My Gram had one of these diesel beasts when I was a little kid:
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I was the one that got to tell her when the "Wait to start" light would go out and I always got to press the garage door opener button.

It was waaaay cooler then my Mom's Subaru wagon and my other grandmother's VW Rabbit Diesel.

It went "wacka wacka wacka" just like fozzy bear.


My neighbor had an e-body eldorado and an e-body seville. I've alwasy loved those cars, especially the e-body Eldorado. Edited by Oldsmoboi
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IM A GM FAN BECAUSE 1-THE CAMARO IS THE BEST CAR EVER 2-THE CORVETTE IS A GREAT SPORT CAR AND BY THE THIRD OR THE HALF O PRICE OF SOME EQUAL CARS 3-THE GM V8 ARE SIMPLY AMAZING 4-THE SILVERADO IS THE BEST TRUCK 5-ALL THE SS CARS B)
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2 words:

Monte
(and)
Carlo

He he he

Course, Dad always owning Chevrolets had something to do with that, too ;).


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That I can tell you in ONE word!

TRADITION!

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LOL, the funniest part of Fiddler On The Roof....makes me smile to this day.
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With me, it started with the F-bodies, mutated into Pontiacs in general, then (as I noticed the styling of them all) GM as a whole. They should never have sold Lotus. I think, with the right cars, it easily could have taken Aston, Ferrari, Porsche, and Lambo...
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because I like to root for the under dog, and then I got my firebird, and realized the value of a good automobile... like the time I went to an auto show with my friend, and his 4 cars as the guy was directing my friends dad in parking his 70 SS Chevelle, my friends mom commented on how close he was allowing the car to his body (almost against his shins) and he replied "Ma'am, It would be an Honor to be run over by this car." Things like that is why I enjoy the car company, because so many people value the company, and what it is capable of, at first I was dumb founded on how anyone could cherrish a car so much, but now I know, and I thank GM for that. I have learned to Love my Firebird with all its imperfections because of they way I feel when I drive it. The feeling of sheer power, the fact I can push my foot on the ground slightly and the car can throw me into my seat... its love that no woman can give me... its awesome I love my car
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because I like to root for the under dog, and then I got my firebird, and realized the value of a good automobile...

like the time I went to an auto show with my friend, and his 4 cars as the guy was directing my friends dad in parking his 70 SS Chevelle, my friends mom commented on how close he was allowing the car to his body (almost against his shins) and he replied "Ma'am, It would be an Honor to be run over by this car."

Things like that is why I enjoy the car company, because so many people value the company, and what it is capable of, at first I was dumb founded on how anyone could cherrish a car so much, but now I know, and I thank GM for that.

I have learned to Love my Firebird with all its imperfections because of they way I feel when I drive it.  The feeling of sheer power, the fact I can push my foot on the ground slightly and the car can throw me into my seat... its love that no woman can give me... its awesome I love my car

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like that?
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IM A GM FAN BECAUSE

1-THE CAMARO IS THE BEST CAR EVER

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That's a great number one reason. :) I pretty much agre wiht ALL the great points about GMs greatnes in this thread.

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Well I was no stranger to GM years ago but only through a few friends. Most recently it began only around 10 years ago with one of these in blue
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Then I got curious and rediscovered one of these
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but I bought one of these
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which led to one of these
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then this kinda sums it all up, for me anyhow
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I love GM because they simply make the best cars. Case and point - my car and personal favorite - The Camaro The Corvette, the GTO, "Cadillac", Buick GNX, "SS" (superduper sport), the real meaning of the word TRUCK, 1935 Suburban, Nascar (hehe), NHRA, Corvair (hey, we all gotta learn), Quad four, Hot rod, Small block, Big block, Bel air, Avalanche, when you say Impala to a normal person they don't think of the animal, Malibu - see above ^, Horsepower measured in HP, not Kilowatts, ........I could go on forever but GM embodies the phrase "the American Dream." No one has ever said, my dream car is a 67 Toyota. lol And if they did, they need to be shot.
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