What Car Companies Will Be Around 5 Years From Now?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by teem, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. teem

    teem Guest

    The way it's going ,not a whole many.Chrysler announced the
    cancellation of 4 models,as a starter.
    teem, Nov 3, 2007
  2. teem

    marx404 Guest

    I can speculate that in order for Ford to survive in the US, it will have to
    take a lead from what GM is doing with Saturn and integrate Euro models into
    the US market. The Focus and Mondeo (500) are examples, better there, stale
    and sucky here.

    In the GM family, I believe based upon past and current trends, Buick and
    Pontiac will be on the chopping block again, that is, unless RWD makes a big
    comeback paired with the new CAFE law expectations.

    Saturn will avoid "getting Oldsmobiled" as long as GM and Jill keep new
    product coming. There is no reason not to import or transfer here many of
    the other AG Opel products such as the Corsa and VXR lines here as well as
    clean diesels. (See Opel.com and Vauxhall.com) We have the capabilities and
    platforms to build them here and letting the line go old and stale as has
    been a past trend of Saturn and GM is not an option for survival.

    Thems my 2 cents...
    marx404, Nov 3, 2007
  3. teem

    teem Guest

    Very in-depth!.The ''bridging'' of foreign cars to Americans bugs
    me,but if that what it takes...it will turn into a mess
    tho,exporting,importing,really will have to keep tight records on who
    buys what.
    teem, Nov 6, 2007
  4. teem

    marx404 Guest

    One more thought, been in my mind every time I see my fav show Top Gear on
    BBC America. Chevy is in trouble right now too, perhaps GM needs to think
    outside of the box and stop boerrowing from Saturn (see the new Malibu,
    Cobalt, Equinox and Uplander) shame on them when they had the idea "kinda
    right with the Aveo. Yes, the lowly Daewoo built Aveo.

    Point is that Chevy is a TRUE international car company, there is a Chevy
    brand variation in just about every country and many of them are superior to
    the cr*p being sold here under the Chevy name (sans the Silverado). One
    brand that is sold under the Chevy name and is a reasonably built but not
    well selling car is also called Suzuki here. (The Forenza here is the Chevy
    Lacetti there). S. America has some fantastic designs also not built here
    (see Motor Trend). As Americans, we are missing alot and don't even know it.
    marx404, Nov 6, 2007
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