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GM's Thetas could be so much more

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Somewhere in the GM lineup, I believe there should be a compact, affordable, capable, genuine SUV.

Agreed. The Equinox/Terrain are too big and fussy. A unibody SUV can be simple, capable, and rugged too - Yeti, Forester, X-Trail, Patriot, etc.

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"Fussy" is a good adjective to describe the pretty, but city-fied Equinox and Terrain. There's a whole lotta country between the Atlantic and Pacific... plus Alaska and Hawaii, so there's a bunch of locales where ppl need something simple, rugged and affordable. Such a GMT355-based SUV could EASILY sell well in Central and South America, Australia and Europe, too.

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"Fussy" is a good adjective to describe the pretty, but city-fied Equinox and Terrain. There's a whole lotta country between the Atlantic and Pacific... plus Alaska and Hawaii, so there's a bunch of locales where ppl need something simple, rugged and affordable. Such a GMT355-based SUV could EASILY sell well in Central and South America, Australia and Europe, too.

Something that is like a modern Jeep XJ Cherokee could do well, I think. The Liberty doesn't live up to the old Cherokee, IMHO...about the only thing in the NA market like it today is the Nissan Xterra. Something cheap, rugged and reliable.

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When I see a beloved old '90s Cherokee parked next to a new Liberty, I'm like whoa. The Liberty is giant. The Cherokee was maneuverable, simple, rugged and reliable.

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