Skip to comments.GOVT MOTORS cars already falling apart! (Drudge headline) (The new Vega)
Posted on 04/11/2011 7:01:14 PM PDT by Frantzie
Imagine turning your cars steering wheel, or giving it a gentle tug, and having it break away from the steering column. Now youre speeding along holding the suddenly useless wheel.
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Jesus H. Chrysler, what a deal!!
You can’t make stuff like this up, you just can’t...
I see it’s the Cruze. Isn’t that the platform that the ridiculous Volt is built on?
Like the obama admin.- you don’t need any control, you just need to believe.
Hey I liked my vega. It got great gas milage. Oil milage wasn’t so great though.
The Soetoro administration is the Edsel of all Presidencies.
Sir! You have insulted Edsel Ford.
Whoever cobbled that together is obviously not a car guy at all. That’s clearly a Chrysler, even with the weird headlights dropped in.
Aluminum Cosworth engine, right? Only real problems I heard of with Vegas were warped cylinder heads.
Novas didn’t sell south of the border—No va: no go,
so they just stole them.
” You cant make stuff like this up, you just cant... “
You might want to ask NBC Dateline and GM about that...
PRESS: Where NBC Went Wrong.....
February 22, 1993 William A. Henry III
PRESS: Where NBC Went Wrong The network suffers a humiliating bout of confessions and soul-searching after admitting it rigged the crash-and-burn of a GM truck
But for a puff of smoke, it all might have turned out differently.
Last week General Motors Corp. might still have been reeling from a $105.2 million jury verdict, awarded to an Atlanta couple whose son died when his GM truck exploded in a collision. NBC News might have been touting itself for having exposed the danger of GM’s controversial ‘’sidesaddle’’ gas tanks in a riveting Dateline NBC segment. Instead the network singed its reputation, and the car company won in the court of public opinion the safety battle it had lost in the courthouse.
Dateline’s report on Nov. 17 featured 14 min. of balanced debate, capped by 57 seconds of crash footage that explosively showed how the gas tanks of certain old GM trucks could catch fire in a sideways collision.
Following a tip, GM hired detectives, searched 22 junkyards for 18 hours, and found evidence to debunk almost every aspect of the crash sequence. Last week, in a devastating press conference, GM showed that the conflagration was rigged, its causes misattributed, its severity overstated and other facts distorted. Two crucial errors: NBC said the truck’s gas tank had ruptured, yet an X ray showed it hadn’t; NBC consultants set off explosive miniature rockets beneath the truck split seconds before the crash — yet no one told the viewers.
(Doesn’t it strike anybody - with even the tiniest skeptical instinct left - that it’s kinda ‘interesting’ that there happened to be a camera rolling just as the steering-wheel-incident occurred??)
My Vega leaked more oil than a BP well. Then there was the time I went around a corner and the passenger side door flew open, almost ejecting my date. Plus, GM decided to put an air conditioner on the underpowered engine. If you had the air on and came to a stoplight, you had to put it in neutral and give it gas or the compressor would kill the engine. It has long since returned to the soil from whence it came.
Good to see GM still has the same high standards.
Sir! You have insulted Edsel Ford.
OK, then he's the Yugo of all Presidencies.
My first car was a Vega. Mega POS! I had to add a quart of oil every time I fueled up.
The early aluminum blocks were a disaster.
I’ll keep cheering until GM is dead. They stole our tax dollars in the bailout, and I am boycotting them forever. GM is dead to me.