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GM sent me a cool letter

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The new devices section of General MOtors actually cares about

what I think... they sent me a cool form letter saying I need to

re-submit my ideas for the 5th gen. Camaro. My biggest & most

important "hot-button" is that they keep the hardtop greenhouse

for production.

Check out the letter they sent:

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Variance    0

Sheesh, talk about red tape. You need to read a booklet and fill out a form to make a suggestion that they may or may not take into account?

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Well the crazy thing is that it's the guys actual signature...

not a printed "signature" but like I can see where his blue

ball point pen indented the paper. That can not be the case

for every email GM gets. They would spend like $40,000

on some guy just to sign these letters.

Did I hit a nerve? Was it something Gm actually wants to

do some sort of science experiment, as in if 15% of these

letters come back then the Camaro is prioduction worthy?

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Camino LS6    866

How did your suggestions end up with the "New Devices" section? It should have gone to the Brand team for Camaro they solicited reaction to the concept via Fbodfather and the web. The e-mail addresses were posted on CZ28.com and Chirpthird(as well as elsewhere).

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Guest YellowJacket894   
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Something about this seems odd.

But, then again, who would take the time to play a prank on Sixty-8? And if this is a prank, this is very well fabricated.

In any case, hope something good (or indifferent) is the result.

Edited by YellowJacket894

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I submited my idea directly through the Chevrolet Website...

every time in the past wehn I have tried to submit an idea it

goes under the Ideas & New Devices section. I guess I'll go

on CZ28.com and see if I can find that special address.

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Newbiewar    1

Well the crazy thing is that it's the guys actual signature...

not a printed "signature" but like I can see where his blue

ball point pen indented the paper. That can not be the case

for every email GM gets. They would spend like $40,000

on some guy just to sign these letters.

Did I hit a nerve? Was it something Gm actually wants to

do some sort of science experiment, as in if 15% of these

letters come back then the Camaro is prioduction worthy?

you know they have ball point pen printers...

they are designed to make signatures look real, but in reality its still a machine...

politians use them a lot

Edited by Newbiewar

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Hudson    16

I think it's most interesting that they've stopped saying "go away, we have people who do this." This is the first sign that I've seen that GM's PR machine might actually realize that the public pays their salaries. And if you piss off the last of GM's core fans, GM's sales will all but dry up. This is a positive thing.

The "red tape" (and I agree that it is just that) is a legal thing. If anyone submits ANYTHING and it gets used in a production vehicle (even if GM themselves thought it up), someone could possibly sue for compensation. But by allowing "fans" to submit ideas by this method, it allows the public to stay connected to GM and it allows GM to seem (whether or not they actually do) like they care about the public's interest.

In the past, they'd just tell you, in a nice way, to go pound sand. "We have people who do this kind of thing"....I got one of those letters when I was eight.

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Newbiewar:

Good point buddy... I guess I'm a bit naive. :P

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