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02/25/2020 10:55
FIRSTLAST
We had a scape goat last round. Now Holden is axed. Same old same old. Sorry to see a great engineering team lost in the down under. And everything automotive is political. Both Ford and GM are suffering sales in Asian markets, as direct retribution against our trade war. So the Holden team got the ax for that blunder of policy. For anyone who enjoys a G8, or the last version of the SLP modified tier one supplied Firehawk, you just lost a critical piece of the puzzle which made GM work.
02/27/2020 16:49
ASHLEY P
Like Pontiac, I'm glad to see Holden gone. Why?? Because they don't deserve an illegal "bailout" like GM and Chrysler (x2).
02/27/2020 16:50
ASHLEY P
And I'm not so sure about the factors behind GM selling to the Chinese. Only last week I learned how Chinese that Volvo has become....there's probably a LOT to these stories.
02/28/2020 20:18
FIRSTLAST
I thought Holden did superior engineering. The fit and finish, and interior were vastly improved on the G8 (Holden built) than predecessor cars. The car also had phenomenal handling and laid down the 500 HP very well, making it quite competitive on the street or track. Owners could boost the GM American built drive train and make it very competitive against the Fox crowd. I would still love to own one, but I am way too deep in cars, and have to focus on finances these days. There is a world dynamic catching up to Ford and GM. China, India, France, Britain, and a bunch more nation states have banned diesels and mandated a rapid conversion over to electric. Its not just the tree hugger mentality. There is just way too much city pollution in these multi million population places. Shanghai for example is surrounded by mountains and the airport there was flat our scary to land in (before the built their genius sinking island and put the sinking airport on it). All the mountain terrain trapped all their tailpipe pollution, especially belching 2 cycle scooters. Mumbai India normally has toxic air to breathe. So all these internal combustion engines are rapidly approaching dinosaur status. We are one of the holdout nations, and I would think Australia would be as well, because of their massive driving distances. No GM is a management nightmare. And Ford isn't much better, just look at the disaster of a UAW plant in Chicago where they are suppossed to be putting out the new police cruiser Ford Explorer, and the union mobster (worse, more like guerilla terrorists) have made the plant one of the worst places to be employed in the country. Untold lawsuits over it, and nothing changes. So I will never be a union lover as long as the corruption and abuse of authority has no check.
02/28/2020 20:29
FIRSTLAST
Read this article. Why would you kill what it seems like 50% of the customer base can afford? Sure in salt and rust belt USA, we all want a 4wd, but we can't all afford one. Your twenty and thirty something crowd are making squat for income, and you idiots just pushed all of them into a Hyundai or Kia. And the Koreans are also beating the Japanese when you travel to world markets like Europe. Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan are all facing some market shrinkage in their hyper competitive sub compacts and compacts. My brother is now on his 3rd or 4th Hyundai, has the hybrid which gets 45 or so mpg and he seems to love it. I find the acceleration jerky and not road dynamics not nearly as smooth as a good Japanese car.
02/29/2020 08:28
FIRSTLAST
Read Hot Rod's article. The line became not visble because Australia began a decades long cutting of import tariff from 60%, chopped down by 2.5% eavh cslender year, down to 5% ehrn Mary Barra killed the brsnd Her objectivr has been to shed all of the dead weight, took out British and German brands not competitive die to CO2 stringent rules in Europe. The Asians had grabbed most local market, and now GM is yielding it to them in the U.S. in small car sales. It doesn't take a lot to force fuel high and alter buyer focus so time will tell on this business tract. Check out the link.
03/02/2020 11:15
ASHLEY P
Have you driven a Pontiac lately?
03/02/2020 11:40
ASHLEY P
Related (well, not really, but I hope it funny): Voting for Bernie Sanders spelled backward is srednaS einreB rof gnitoV. That doesn't make any sense, but neither does Voting for Bernie Sanders. :D
03/04/2020 21:49
FIRSTLAST
why does Mitch love the Russians? Some big business deal in KE? On a tangent, we are getting so plsyed by the Taliban. Dumb. Their country will revert to the 6th century faster than you csn destroy a legacy GM brand. Long live pediphikia and opium rich' drug lords.
03/04/2020 21:56
FIRSTLAST
Rabbits ate my wiring. Cant drive my pontiac. They got above the header, ate main harness from ignition to starter. 69 B Body. Not going to be fun servicing that in the tight space. May have to extract the fuse panel and pull harness off the engine to re-build it. My late year with barely any miles is 3 cars deep woth of broken this or that. I am trying to repair as budget allows, but the Hawk is at least garaged and secure. Hope to get it out by summer.
03/05/2020 12:24
ASHLEY P
RABBITS ate wiring?? Wow, rabbits around here are NOT that hungry! lol
03/06/2020 21:54
FIRSTLAST
I bought a 22 rifle years back. Its that bad. Problem is you better be an ace shot or your beautiful Pontiac won't be so nice. All those theories about mice doing the damage, heck no. I have repeatedly lifted hoods, and the flippin tooth monster is sitting on top. Have to go broke building some garages if this sick economy revives.
03/09/2020 15:30
ASHLEY P
Locally, there are not nearly as many rabbits flattened on the highways as there were 20 years ago. So I suggest letting coyotes, hawks, and Bald Eagles get more populated. (That's what seems to have happened here.)
03/10/2020 11:15
ASHLEY P
A Bald Eagle landed in the road about 500' ahead of me this morning. Until a few years ago I'd never seen one. Now I know of two nests within about 5 miles of my house.
03/14/2020 14:04
FIRSTLAST
A ancient intact body dating very early in timeline of man, was found in a high predatory birds bone cache. The researcher examing skull could not comprehend the score marks inside the skull where eye sockets locate. All the archaeologist science community naysayed her conclusion, but aftet a decade or more and other findings, it was affirmed. Ancient Eagles were hunting small people, grabbing by the eye socket, and the intact skeletons were in fact perfectly aged in deep rock caves on high cliffs. I am guessing these were Goldens or another foreign variety with up to 8' wing span. Likely bigger birds during the dinosaur age, where canopy and humidity allowed super sized species.
03/14/2020 14:32
03/14/2020 14:50
FIRSTLAST
OK, This is just fascinating. Golden Eagles killed 48 calves in New Mexico in 1987 to 89. Trained Eagles used by Marco Polo im 1207, and other early tribal hunt cultures to predate on countless wolves, kill attacks on adult humans, horses, donkeys, even an attempt on a Snow Leopard, another champion of hunting predator using pounce technique.
03/16/2020 11:22
ASHLEY P
What's an "ape like child"?
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