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GM to build 2013 Cadillac XTS in China
IBTimes ^ | APRIL 23, 2012 | BENJAMIN REEVES

Posted on 04/23/2012 12:14:12 PM PDT by Talisker

GM announced plans to build the new 2013 Cadillac XTS luxury sedan [in China].

(Excerpt) Read more at ibtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS: gmbailout; governmentmotors; tarp
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I had to read this a few times before it sunk in. I'm still speechless.
1 posted on 04/23/2012 12:14:15 PM PDT by Talisker
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To: Talisker

That Obama. What a card.


2 posted on 04/23/2012 12:17:13 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Talisker

Or as they say in China, a 2013 Cataract.


3 posted on 04/23/2012 12:17:13 PM PDT by crosshairs (As long as there is evil, "Coexist" is impossible.)
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To: Talisker

The unions must be thrilled!

Yet another reason to refuse to buy a Government Motors car.


4 posted on 04/23/2012 12:17:13 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Talisker

Every time I see a Cadillac, I think of:

* leisure suits

* poseurs

* pimps

* union thugs with truncheons

Am I wrong?


5 posted on 04/23/2012 12:17:41 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Talisker

I hope Caddy purchasers like that new flavor of “new car smell” (think: the inside of a Harbor Freight store).


6 posted on 04/23/2012 12:17:41 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Talisker

Wonder who was the bonehead who made that decision? There goes the neighborhood!! Buh, Bye caddie.


7 posted on 04/23/2012 12:18:01 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: Talisker

How come communists can afford Cadillacs and I can’t afford shit??


8 posted on 04/23/2012 12:18:16 PM PDT by goseminoles
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9 posted on 04/23/2012 12:19:23 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Talisker

Easier to do biz with ChiComs than to do biz in the USA.

Now....that is highly, highly instructive.


10 posted on 04/23/2012 12:20:22 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Talisker

Once the plant is up and running Obama will then try to take credit for creating 500 new jobs.


11 posted on 04/23/2012 12:20:40 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Talisker


12 posted on 04/23/2012 12:22:51 PM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: goseminoles

-—How come communists can afford Cadillacs and I can’t afford shit??-—

Don’t worry. Someday GM will return the money they borrowed from you.

You have Obama’s word on it.


13 posted on 04/23/2012 12:24:21 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: goseminoles
How come communists can afford Cadillacs and I can’t afford shit??

Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac
Gangsta whitewalls
TV antennas in the back
You may not have a car at all
But remember brothers and sisters
You can still stand tall

Just be thankful for what you've got
Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac
Diamond in the back, sunroof top
Diggin' the scene
With a gangsta lean
Gangsta whitewalls
TV antennas in the back

You may not have a car at all
But remember brothers and sisters
You can still stand tall
Just be thankful for what you've got

Diamond in the back, sunroof top
Diggin the scene
With a gangsta lean, wooh-ooh-ooh
Diamond in the back, sunroof top
Diggin the scene
With a gangsta lean, wooh-ooh-ooh
Diamond in the back, sunroof top
Diggin' the scene
With a gangsta lean, wooh-ooh-ooh

Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac
Gangsta whitewalls
TV antennas in the back
You may not have a car at all
But remember brothers and sisters
You can still stand tall

Diamond in the back, sunroof top
Diggin' the scene
With a gangsta lean, wooh-ooh-ooh
Diamond in the back, sunroof top
Diggin' the scene
With a gangsta lean, wooh-ooh-ooh

14 posted on 04/23/2012 12:25:03 PM PDT by crosshairs (As long as there is evil, "Coexist" is impossible.)
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To: Charles Martel

Maybe upholstered with fine Bejing Dogskin leather... They should have enough material considering the number of canines they serve up to Kenyan muslim visitors.


15 posted on 04/23/2012 12:28:16 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Talisker

Currently, only the Cadillac SLS, an extended length luxury sedan, is built in China. Cadillac imports the CTS, SRX crossover and Escalade from plants in the United States and Mexico.


16 posted on 04/23/2012 12:28:35 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Talisker

Well what about all that American taxpayer GM-bailout money? Shouldn’t there be a clause in the associated fine print that says keep the jobs in America?

I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but it doesn’t seem too much to ask.


17 posted on 04/23/2012 12:31:05 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

Our tax dollars at work. How nice.


18 posted on 04/23/2012 12:32:47 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Constitution Party -- 2012!)
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To: Talisker

That’ll help sales in the US.


19 posted on 04/23/2012 12:32:53 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Talisker

Urban Dictionary definition Caddy Driver

A person who “drives” like a person “driving” a Cadillac.

A person who:
Does not signal turns or lane changes.
Doesn’t clear snow off the back window.
Never checks the mirror.
Hogs the left lane.
Acts as if he owns the road.
Treats other drivers with contempt.
Puts the brakes on, and on, and on, and on, and on, for no reason at all.

Well I guess the Chinese qualify to drive, at least the one’s I get stuck behind in Houston


20 posted on 04/23/2012 12:36:11 PM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Talisker

Government Motors sending jobs overseas. Like the Chinese can’t afford to pay a premium on a luxury car? See, e.g., Mercedes, Audi, Porsche.


21 posted on 04/23/2012 12:37:15 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Talisker

I was never a HUGE supporter of the notion that you just HAVE to “buy American, no matter what,” no matter if the only options are made by UAW goons, no matter how poor the repair record is, etc. But it was worth a smidge extra to me if a product was American and otherwise a good deal.

Now, this?

The one big reason we were supposed to buy GM is out the window TOO, in addition to all the BAD stuff (benefits to union goons, etc.) that’s sticking around.

I’ll stick with my 2000 Honda Accord, assembled in Marysville Ohio with non-union-goon labor.


22 posted on 04/23/2012 12:38:18 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: Talisker

Don’t want to hear another word out of King BOZer0’s flapping purple lips about American jobs being outsourced overseas? Now our very taxpayer-owned Govt. Motors is sending ‘our’ jobs to the CHicoms. Are we chumps or what?


23 posted on 04/23/2012 12:44:10 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Talisker

I hope the leather for the seats won’t be cured in urine.


24 posted on 04/23/2012 12:44:52 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: deport

Does the U.N. have a car designing division? No matter where the cars are from anymore they all seem to have common design features. Been that way for number of years, but more, and more now we see what appears to be collusion, or some sort of ISO design feature.

IOW they all look alike so much it’s hard to tell anymore one from another.


25 posted on 04/23/2012 12:46:15 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Talisker

I thought that between the UAW and Obama they had controlling interest on the board?

The union had to be okay with this for it to happen, the administration couldn’t do this alone, or the other bond holders, only a quorum could make this happen.

I wonder how well that will sit with the rank and file?


26 posted on 04/23/2012 12:49:06 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Talisker

Michael Moore is going there to shoot film for a snarky movie.....NOT!


27 posted on 04/23/2012 12:51:06 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Talisker

If they are sold in China I have few problems. Buick is a big seller in China but as far as I know the ones built there are not sold here. That includes most, but not all parts.

Similar to buying those foreign make cars built here by mostly non union folk in TN, AL, IL and other states.

If the Caddys are built there and sold here...how’s that hope and change and bailout thing working out for yunz union folk?


28 posted on 04/23/2012 12:53:10 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution togethegr as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: fishtank
Every time I see a Cadillac, I think of:

My grandfather, who drove nothing but massive Cadillac or Buick boats as long as I knew him. He could glide them effortlessly up and down his driveway, with high concrete walls, built for the Model T.

Always knew when he was coming because all of those cars had squealing water pumps that you could hear from three to four blocks away.
29 posted on 04/23/2012 12:53:45 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Talisker

Seems to me this is an act of desperation on the part of GM.

They gotta know the American buyer is going to consider the manufacture of the car in China as a negative.

For such an announcement to come out today means this has been in the works for a long time. It would be interesting to know the history of this decision relative to the timing of Obama’s GM “bailout”.


30 posted on 04/23/2012 12:58:05 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Talisker
GM announced plans to build the new 2013 Cadillac XTS luxury sedan [in China].

A ChiCom made car is CRAP... (I saw a you tube crash test of a Great Wall ... believe me I would feel safer in a Yugo!!)

There goes Caddy's image!!

31 posted on 04/23/2012 12:59:09 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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It would be designed in Detroit, and the parts made and assembled in China.

No way would Cadillac put its emblem on a Chinese designed car, never. One of the few things it has left is name recognition, and without that they might as well be Pontiac or Oldsmobile, i,e gone.


32 posted on 04/23/2012 1:08:50 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Talisker

Maybe I should buy one to show the UAW then again just buy a Toyota.


33 posted on 04/23/2012 1:29:17 PM PDT by the_daug
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To: Talisker

They used my money to create jobs in China and Mexico ( GM built a new engine plant in Mexico).

They also used my money to buy votes for odinga.

And to buy hookers in Columbia.


34 posted on 04/23/2012 1:30:22 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I'm with Sarah Palin & Dick Cheney - Anybody but Obama, because it's not always about me.)
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To: Talisker

Sell off America one piece at a TIME


35 posted on 04/23/2012 1:32:40 PM PDT by rxtn41
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To: Talisker

They are going to be called Cadirracs instead of Cadillacs!


36 posted on 04/23/2012 1:46:21 PM PDT by golf lover (going)
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To: Talisker

Are they going to be called Cadirracs instead of Cadillacs!


37 posted on 04/23/2012 1:48:31 PM PDT by golf lover (going)
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To: Talisker

Are they going to be called Cadirracs instead of Cadillacs?


38 posted on 04/23/2012 1:49:11 PM PDT by golf lover (going)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I know a bunch of people, including two relatives, who truly believe GM paid back the loans. When you point out they borrowed money to pack back the money, you get a blank stare. I don’t think they understand what a “refinance” is.


39 posted on 04/23/2012 1:52:47 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: Talisker
GM sold 1 percent of the joint venture to Shanghai Automotive Industries Corp. in 2009 as part of its bankruptcy, giving the Chinese company a 51 percent stake. The 2009 sale reportedly cost $85 million.

I don't remember hearing any news of this.....

40 posted on 04/23/2012 1:55:00 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: dblshot
A person who “drives” like a person “driving” a Cadillac.

A person who:
Does not signal turns or lane changes.


Cadillacs have turn signals?
41 posted on 04/23/2012 1:55:29 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: fishtank

Lexus now

42 posted on 04/23/2012 1:57:43 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Talisker
But they don't have welfare in Socialist China, what's up?


43 posted on 04/23/2012 2:05:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Talisker

Excellent and long overdue move. I’ve never figured how a UAW wrench turner is more of a skilled worker than someone who solders electronic parts together. For the price of a typical UAW high school dropout, you can hire several Chinese college grads who don’t stick beer cans, cigarette butts and assorted non-auto related accessories in the door panels or deliberately sabotage the cars just to show management (and the hapless car buyer) who’s boss. It’s long past time that the UAW was sent to the glue factory.


44 posted on 04/23/2012 2:08:28 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Talisker

I’m sure CEO Obamah will pay UAW wages and pensions!


45 posted on 04/23/2012 2:09:43 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Talisker

I own one of the last pre government motors Cadillacs, an 08’ STS which I love. Sadly I will never again buy a Caddy. While I am morally outraged at the outright theft from GM bondholders, the real reason to never buy a Cadillac again is service and quality.

GM as a company is making most of their decisions based on politics, similar to Jaguar when they were taken over by the British unions. I believe the result of those policies will become apparent soon in the form of reduced dependability.

As for service, I have dealt with 3 dealerships in two different states and frankly I find the service to be extremely poor. Every time I have taken my car in for warranty work, it has taken more than one trip to fix the problem. Instead of being apologetic about the situation, the service people are generally unconcerned with an unhappy customer. Looking on line this seems to be a theme for caddy dealerships when compared to Lexus or BMW.

With all the competition in the luxury car market, perhaps Caddy is smart to build in China as Americans will no longer want them.


46 posted on 04/23/2012 2:14:05 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Talisker

“Shouldn’t there be a clause in the associated fine print that says keep the jobs in America?”

I am all for GM moving out of the country. They will build a good international business outside this country and eventually close all of their US plants. Bye bye UAW! Ford, the company that didn’t take the bailout, has already announced that they are never going to build another plant in the US. So your future US made cars will be Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and BMW. All with non- union plants! One way or another, the UAW is done, and good riddance!


47 posted on 04/23/2012 2:14:42 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: crosshairs

” Diggin’ the scene
With a gangsta lean “

Woo Hoooooooooooooooooooooo : )


48 posted on 04/23/2012 2:23:01 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Talisker

” 2013 Cadillac XTS luxury sedan [in China].”

Free egg lorr.... : )


49 posted on 04/23/2012 2:24:14 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: golf lover

See post 49 : )


50 posted on 04/23/2012 2:27:02 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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