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CANCELLED: The Five Auto Brands Lost to the Great Recession
Car Dealer Review ^ | 10/4/2010 | CDR

Posted on 10/04/2010 10:57:11 AM PDT by wrrock

The great recession hit the automotive industry hard — so hard in fact — five famous auto brands ceased to introduce any more cars. Most of these brands were axed after Rick Wagoner, then CEO of GM, was asked to step down at the behest of the Obama administration (See: Government Forces Out Wagoner at GM). For many brand-loyalists, the fall of these brands represent a sad day — watch the videos for first hand testimony and interviews.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food; Local News
KEYWORDS: 0bamasfault; car; ford; gm; mercury; obama; obamanation; obamanomics; obamasfault; pontiac; saturn

1 posted on 10/04/2010 10:57:18 AM PDT by wrrock
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To: wrrock
Rick Wagoner, then CEO of GM, was asked to step down at the behest of the Obama administration

I'd have told the commie mack daddy to pound sand, and sent GM into bankruptcy where it belongs.

2 posted on 10/04/2010 10:59:27 AM PDT by RingerSIX
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To: wrrock

Interesting that 4 out of the 5 canceled car brands are canceled to avoid bankruptcy, while Mercury is being phased out because of Ford’s popularity.


3 posted on 10/04/2010 11:00:37 AM PDT by piperpilot
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To: RingerSIX

The whole GM episode was Stalin/Mugabe/Chavez to a T. Totally disgusting.


4 posted on 10/04/2010 11:03:21 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: wrrock

This is AT LEAST a year old, as it speaks of GM “avoiding” bankruptcy.


5 posted on 10/04/2010 11:04:15 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wrrock
I miss AMC


6 posted on 10/04/2010 11:04:53 AM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: wrrock
"Come Ride with me in my Obamamobile!"

Notice the color! It's not a racer!

7 posted on 10/04/2010 11:05:04 AM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae cum ita sunt" Since these things are so!)
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To: wrrock

GM shutting down its Swedish SAAB operations. Gee, I wonder if that will affect the Swedish economy.


8 posted on 10/04/2010 11:10:55 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: TruthHound

I saw a Pacer on the road this weekend! Looked like it was doing pretty well all things considering.


9 posted on 10/04/2010 11:12:44 AM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: RobRoy

SAAB got bought by Dutch company Spyker. SAAB is NOT dead.
New models are being built in Trollhatten as we speak.

This article is quite old.


10 posted on 10/04/2010 11:15:16 AM PDT by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: wrrock

GM doesn’t have brands, they have BADGES.

And that’s part of their problem.


11 posted on 10/04/2010 11:16:01 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: wrrock

Mercurys are basically Fords anyhow. Like GMC trucks are rebadged Chevys. The marques lost all differences decades ago. The ends of Hummer and Saab are no loss to the world. Saturn has been in trouble saleswise for a long time.

I’m not sure why GM can’t just shut down the duplicative GMC line like Ford is shutting down Mercury.


12 posted on 10/04/2010 11:17:55 AM PDT by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: Bartholomew Roberts

Gotcha. Thanks!


13 posted on 10/04/2010 11:18:20 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: wrrock

..on the bright side, no waiting, idling, on gas lines with the new Obamamobile,(donkey not included)

14 posted on 10/04/2010 11:18:43 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: wrrock
If anything, I blame the 0bama regime for hastening the inevitable fall of GM and Chrysler by continuing to use our money to keep these companies running.

They both should have been allowed to crash and burn like any other company that insists on selling things that few people want to buy at a price that people are willing to pay.

15 posted on 10/04/2010 11:20:12 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: TruthHound

Me too.... the Javelin was an awesome looking car, and could give quite a few cars a run for the money. Friend of mine had one in High School, did a little back-yard tinkering and had a line smoker!


16 posted on 10/04/2010 11:24:38 AM PDT by shredderman (Living in a Blue State, with a Blue Wife, But I'm Red to the bone.....)
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To: wrrock

Good Riddance !


17 posted on 10/04/2010 11:33:21 AM PDT by traumer
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To: wrrock

I have purchased 26 brand new GM vehicles in my life... paid for every one of them... I will NEVER buy another GM vehicle as long as I live... NEVER!

LLS


18 posted on 10/04/2010 11:54:47 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: wrrock

Wasn’t there something different about Saturn’s union structure - did they even have a union shop?


19 posted on 10/04/2010 12:11:23 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: TruthHound
I miss AMC

I don't. The Javelin was a great car, and the AMX absolutely awsome. But the rest of the AMC lineup deserved to go. The only line worth saving was saved: Jeep.


20 posted on 10/04/2010 12:12:21 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: jonno
Wasn’t there something different about Saturn’s union structure - did they even have a union shop?

Yes, it was a UAW shop, but they agreed to contracts separate from the rest of GM.

21 posted on 10/04/2010 12:13:44 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: wrrock

Made in Texas, not by union hands, not influenced by Obama, his corrupt democrats, and union bosses-—I drive a 2010 Toyota Tundra 4x4 CrewMax Limited..... and I love it.

I won’t need another vehicle during Imam Obama’s reign of financial terrorism.


22 posted on 10/04/2010 12:58:38 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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