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GM Warns It Won't See New Year Without Aid
CBS/AP ^ | Dec. 3, 2008

Posted on 12/03/2008 11:15:36 AM PST by george76

A top General Motors executive repeated claims Wednesday that the auto giant may not make it to New Year's Day if Congress doesn't approve a federal bailout for the beleaguered industry.

"We've seen … not only continued pressure in our business but the pace of deterioration has accelerated. October and November were just the worst levels we've seen post-World War II."

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 110th; auto; automakers; automotive; bailout; congress; generalmotors
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1 posted on 12/03/2008 11:15:36 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

And their point is...what?

I’m sure a lot of businesses will be failing this year. I guess we need to bail all of them out, right?


2 posted on 12/03/2008 11:17:07 AM PST by MinnesotaLibertarian
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To: MinnesotaLibertarian

If I could get a tax-credit for buying a GM car, I would do it tomorrow.


3 posted on 12/03/2008 11:18:08 AM PST by Perdogg (01-20-2013 Obama's last day - If we make it)
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To: george76

This is what Chapter 11 is for.


4 posted on 12/03/2008 11:18:16 AM PST by curiosity
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To: george76

Well...bye...


5 posted on 12/03/2008 11:18:37 AM PST by TomServo
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To: george76

They talk like that is a bad thing.................


6 posted on 12/03/2008 11:18:56 AM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: george76
Ok.

/johnny

7 posted on 12/03/2008 11:19:27 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: curiosity
This is what Chapter 11 is for.

Been there, done that. It works only if you give your best effort

8 posted on 12/03/2008 11:20:10 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (Shut Up and Drill!!!)
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To: george76

RE “If I could get a tax-credit for buying a GM car, I would do it tomorrow.”

Why is this better than just giving them cash? Because the word ‘tax’ is used?

How about if I get a tax credit for breathing?


9 posted on 12/03/2008 11:20:55 AM PST by sickoflibs ((Obama says: "I only need to buy 40% of voters with handouts and trick another 11%"))
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To: george76

So GM now stands for

Gone
Monday

Oh, well. Should’ve made a better automobile. Too bad, so sad.


10 posted on 12/03/2008 11:21:12 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gloucester County, VA -- Standing for America! 63% for McCain-Palin on 4 Nov)
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To: george76
"October and November were just the worst levels we've seen post-World War II"

A government bailout will increase their sales figures? I don't think so. Sounds like a bad investment to me.
11 posted on 12/03/2008 11:21:59 AM PST by messierhunter
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To: george76

Ok go with Chapter 11. Then you will have reconstruction and renegotiation and see where it takes you.


12 posted on 12/03/2008 11:22:03 AM PST by Long Island Pete (Facts are stubborn things.)
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To: george76

And there is no reason to expect that it will get better for them any time soon.


13 posted on 12/03/2008 11:22:25 AM PST by misterrob (Smooth talkers win at singles bars and in politics .. often with similar outcomes for the listener)
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To: george76

People aren’t buying GM cars....Suppliers make money off of GM...Tax dollars keep GM afloat...People aren’t buying GM cars...Tax dollars keep GM afloat...Suppliers make money off of GM...People aren’t buying GM cars...Tax dollars keep GM afloat...


14 posted on 12/03/2008 11:23:26 AM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: Long Island Pete

They don’t want to go Chapter 11 because they say that people won’t buy a car from a company in bankruptcy. How likely is anyone to buy a car when the head of the company says they may not be there by the end of the year?


15 posted on 12/03/2008 11:23:42 AM PST by californianmom
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To: george76

Later GM. Nice knowing you.


16 posted on 12/03/2008 11:23:42 AM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: Long Island Pete

That’s right — Chap. 11, then renegotiate on those union jobs. Didn’t the UAW recently say they were “standing firm” on their current figures?

Now their members can “stand firm” in the unemployment line.


17 posted on 12/03/2008 11:23:53 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gloucester County, VA -- Standing for America! 63% for McCain-Palin on 4 Nov)
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To: george76

Tough titties....


18 posted on 12/03/2008 11:24:15 AM PST by freebilly
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To: george76

What I don’t see in GM’s proposal is a plan to help the 2000 dealerships and their employees they want to close deal with such a drastic solution. It seems to me that scaling down could be accomplished by reducing the demands on the dealerships to load up on inventory, by allowing the dealerships the flexibility of job sharing for employees willing to try it, and by even taking back some inventory. And I have heard nothing about plant conversions or the idea of letting the workers actually buy into the plants so as to become more invested in the whole process.


19 posted on 12/03/2008 11:25:09 AM PST by rhbee1
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To: messierhunter
"October and November were just the worst levels we've seen post-World War II"

A government bailout will increase their sales figures? I don't think so. Sounds like a bad investment to me.

Obviously, we need another war on the scale of WW2.

20 posted on 12/03/2008 11:25:22 AM PST by CE2949BB (Fight.)
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To: george76

Sucks to be a recent GM auto buyer expecting them to make good on a warranty.


21 posted on 12/03/2008 11:25:34 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gloucester County, VA -- Standing for America! 63% for McCain-Palin on 4 Nov)
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To: george76

Buh Bye GM.


22 posted on 12/03/2008 11:26:20 AM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: californianmom
They don’t want to go Chapter 11 because they say that people won’t buy a car from a company in bankruptcy. How likely is anyone to buy a car when the head of the company says they may not be there by the end of the year?

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winnuh!!!!

23 posted on 12/03/2008 11:26:43 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (Shut Up and Drill!!!)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

It happened to Studebaker. We’ll get over it.


24 posted on 12/03/2008 11:27:56 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: misterrob
Problem is with Detroit is 80% of the non auto employed populace does’nt have the warm and fuzziness for the automakers. The impression of most folks is of that last brush with that arrogant service manager,pushy Chevy sales guy, or the chronically whining assembly line guy who makes 70 bucks an hour putting in car windshields. Detroit was expecting some outpouring of public support and it isn’t there. Years of pushing crappy cars and making folks tolerate them has evaporated the goodwill. They confused a love of the 1969 Z28 Camaro as a love of what they do now. I feel bad for those overpaid folks in Detroit making Tahoes but as Mark Levin would say...How is that my problem?
25 posted on 12/03/2008 11:30:15 AM PST by pburgh01
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To: george76

Well, as we used to say in Tennessee, “Sayonara!”


26 posted on 12/03/2008 11:31:54 AM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?)
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To: george76
Adios (and keep your tax-grubbing-UAW-mitts off of our Treasury!)

.

27 posted on 12/03/2008 11:31:56 AM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
It happened to Studebaker.

I had one of those....pretty sturdy vehicle.

28 posted on 12/03/2008 11:32:27 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (Shut Up and Drill!!!)
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To: george76
auto giant may not make it to New Year's Day

(sob)

OK

(snif)

G'bye

(blow)

29 posted on 12/03/2008 11:33:26 AM PST by Designer (We are SO scrood!)
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To: george76

Boo Hoo, Cry Me a River, Violin, etc.


30 posted on 12/03/2008 11:33:56 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: george76
New 2010 GM Bailout SUV


31 posted on 12/03/2008 11:34:28 AM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: george76

Well, the loss of Packard Motor Car Company is still being felt, I’m sure.


32 posted on 12/03/2008 11:34:54 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Free Brightside. Half off Lazamataz. While supplies last!)
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To: george76

whoop, whoop, let Toyota buy them and show them how to run a business.


33 posted on 12/03/2008 11:35:27 AM PST by mnehring
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To: pburgh01
"...How is that my problem?"

Bump!

34 posted on 12/03/2008 11:35:54 AM PST by Designer (We are SO scrood!)
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To: george76

Die. Please stop making all the lousy POS you have made over the years. All crap! Please, just slink away and go out of business! Oh yeah, enjoy your Golden Parachutes you filthy swine!


35 posted on 12/03/2008 11:37:18 AM PST by Doc Savage ("Are you saying Jesus can't hit a curve ball? - Harris to Cerrano - Major League)
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To: pburgh01
"...assembly line guy who makes 70 bucks an hour putting in car windshields."

You're high; nobody makes that kind of money on the assembly line.

Do you know why Mercedes and BMW located in this country?
Hint: it's because we work cheaper than Germans do.

36 posted on 12/03/2008 11:37:55 AM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?)
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To: george76

BS... File for BK reorg, what a crock of crap.


37 posted on 12/03/2008 11:38:14 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: Larry Lucido

I say bring back Tucker Motors Corp!!


38 posted on 12/03/2008 11:38:21 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gloucester County, VA -- Standing for America! 63% for McCain-Palin on 4 Nov)
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To: ScottinVA
Sucks to be a recent GM auto buyer expecting them to make good on a warranty.

.....yep, bought six so far this year.....

.....and need three more before end of year.....

.....aaarrrggghhhh.....

39 posted on 12/03/2008 11:39:25 AM PST by cyberaxe (((.....does this mean I'm kewl now?.....)))
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To: Redbob

Line worker average cost to employ directly is about $45 an hour, wages and benefits, problem is the folks who are already retired add another 30-40 bucks an hour to GM’s costs for that actual hour of work, so GM’s costs per hour of labor are indeed $75-$85 an hour.

That’s the problem, GM, Ford, Chrysler should be going BK not begging for handouts, and the government should not even be contemplating giving them any. Throwing good money after bad is just silly.


40 posted on 12/03/2008 11:40:27 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: george76

Just a hint guys...the alarmism doesn’t work anymore. The American People have heard it time and again, and it rings pretty hollow.


41 posted on 12/03/2008 11:41:08 AM PST by Unlikely Hero ("Time is a wonderful teacher; unfortunately, it kills all its pupils." --Berlioz)
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To: Larry Lucido

“Defunct motor vehicle manufacturers of the United States”

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* 1929 Graham Paige DC Phaeton

A

* A.M. Dodge Company
* ABC (1906 automobile)
* ABC (1922 automobile)
* Abbott-Detroit
* Able (1917 automobile)
* Ace (1920 automobile)
* Acme (automobile)
* Adams-Farwell
* Adelphia (automobile)
* Adria (automobile)
* Aero Car (1921 automobile)
* Aerocar (1905 automobile)
* Airscoot (1947)
* Airway (automobile)
* Ajax (1914 automobile)
* Ajax (1921 automobile)
* Ajax (American automobile)
* Aland (automobile)
* Albany (1907 Automobile)
* Albatross (automobile)
* Aldo (1910 Automobile)
* Alena Steam Car
* All-Steel
* Allen (1913 Ohio automobile)
* Allen (1913 Philadelphia automobile)
* Allen Kingston
* Allied (automobile)
* Allstate (automobile)
* Alpena (automobile)
* Alsace (automobile)
* Alter (automobile)
* Altham (car)
* Altman (automobile)
* Aluminum (automobile)
* Amalgamated (1917 automobile)
* Amco
* America (1911 New York automobile)
* American (1899 automobile)
* American (1902 automobile)
* American (1911 automobile)
* American (1914 automobile)
* American (1916 automobile)
* American (automobile)
* American Austin Car Company
* American Automobile and Power Company
* American Chocolate
* American Electric (1899 automobile)
* American Electric (1913 automobile)
* American Junior (automobile)
* American Juvenile Electric
* American Locomotive Company
* American Mercedes (1904 automobile)
* American Motor Car Company
* American Motor Vehicle Company
* American Motors
* American Motors Incorporated
* American Napier (automobile)
* American Simplex
* American Steam Car
* American Steamer
* American Tri-Car
* American Underslung
* American Waltham
* Ames (automobile)
* Anahuac (automobile)

A cont.

* Anchor Buggy
* Anderson (Carriage)
* Anderson (automobile)
* Anhut Motor Car Company
* Ann Arbor (automobile)
* Anna (1912 automobile)
* Ansted
* Ansted-Lexington
* Apollo (1906 automobile)
* Apollo (1962 automobile)
* Apperson
* Apple (automobile)
* Ardsley (automobile)
* Argo (automobile)
* Argo Electric
* Argonne (automobile)
* Ariel (American automobile)
* Armstrong Electric
* Arrow (automobile)
* Astra (1920 automobile)
* Atlas (automobile)
* Auburn Automobile
* Aultman
* Aurora (1957 automobile)
* Austin Automobile Company
* Auto Cub (1956)
* Auto Red Bug
* Autocar Company
* Autoette
* Autoette (1910 automobile)
* Automatic (automobile company)
* Avery Co.

B

* Babcock Electric Carriage Company
* Baker Motor Vehicle
* Barley Motor Car Co.
* Bates (automobile)
* Bell Motor Car Company
* Belmont (automobile)
* Bendix (Automobile)
* Benham (automobile)
* Berg Automobile
* Berwick (automobile)
* Bi-Autogo (automobile)
* Biddle Motor Car Company
* Biesel
* Bill Dovell Motor Car Company
* Binghamton Electric
* Binney & Burnham
* Black (Automobile)
* Black Crow (automobile)
* Black Motor Company
* Blakely Auto Works
* Blood (automobile)
* Bobbi-Kar
* Bour-Davis
* Brew-Hatcher
* Brewster & Co.
* Briggs-Detroiter
* Briscoe
* Brockway Motor Company
* Brush Motor Car Company
* Bryan Steam Car
* Buckmobile
* Buffalo (1901 automobile)
* Buffalo Electric Vehicle Company
* Buffum
* Bush (1916 automobile)

C

* CVI (automobile)
* Cannon (automobile)
* Car de Luxe
* Car-Nation
* Carhartt (automobile)
* Carter Twin-Engine
* Cartercar
* Cavac
* Century (automobile)
* Chalmers Automobile
* Chandler Motor Car
* Checker Motors Corporation
* Church-Field
* Citicar
* Climber (automobile company)
* Clénet Coachworks
* Coates-Goshen
* Coats Steam Car
* Coey
* Colonial (1920 automobile)
* Colonial (1921 automobile)
* Colonial (Shaw automobile)
* Colt Runabout
* Columbia Automobile Company
* Columbia Motors
* Continental automobile
* Corbin (automobile)
* Corbin Motors
* Cord Automobile
* Correja
* Corwin Manufacturing Company
* Courier (automobile)
* Courier Car Co
* Covert (automobile)
* Coyote (automobile)
* Crane & Breed
* Crane-Simplex
* Crawford Automobile
* Crestmobile
* Cricket (1914 automobile)
* Crosley
* Crosmobile
* Crow-Elkhart (automobile company)
* Crown (automobile)
* Cunningham automobile
* Cutting (automobile)

D

* DAC (automobile)
* Dagmar (automobile)
* Dale (automobile)
* George W. Davis Motor Car Company
* Davis (automobile)
* Davis Steam Car
* Davis Totem
* Day (automobile)
* Dayton Electric
* De La Vergne
* De Luxe
* De Mot
* De Schaum
* De Vaux
* De Vaux Continental
* DeSoto (automobile)
* DeWitt Motor Company
* Deal (automobile)
* Gas-au-lec
* Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine Company
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* Gas-au-lec
* Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine Company
* Daniels Motor Company
* Desberon
* Detroit (Wheeler Manufacturing)
* Detroit Auto Vehicle Company
* Detroit Automobile Company
* Detroit Cyclecar
* Detroit Electric
* Detroit Steam Motors Corporation
* Detroit-Dearborn
* Detroit-Oxford
* Diamond T
* Diana Motors Company
* Dile
* Dingfelder
* Doble steam car
* Dodgeson
* Dolson
* Dorris Motors Corporation
* Dort (automobile)
* Downing-Detroit
* Dragon Automobile Company
* Du Pont Motors
* Dual-Ghia
* Dudly Bug
* Duesenberg
* Durant (automobile)
* Durant Motors
* Duryea Motor Wagon
* Duryea Motor Wagon Company

E

* E-M-F Company
* Eagle (automobile)
* Earl (automobile)
* Edsel
* Eisenhuth Horseless Vehicle Company
* Elcar
* Eldredge (automobile)
* Electric Vehicle
* Electrobat
* Elmore (automobile)
* Empire (1901 automobile)
* Empire (1910 automobile)
* Empire Steam Car
* Empire Steamer (automobile)
* Endurance Steam Car
* Engler (automobile)
* Eshelman
* Essex (automobile)
* Etnyre
* Eureka (1900 automobile)
* Eureka (1907 automobile)
* Everitt
* Excel (automobile)
* Excelsior-Henderson Motorcycle
* Exner Revival Cars

F

* Fal-Car
* Faulkner-Blanchard
* Fiberfab
* Fiberfab Avenger GT
* Fiberfab Valkyrie
* Fina-Sport
* Fischer (automobile)
* Flint (automobile)
* Flyer (automobile)
* Franklin (automobile)

F cont.

* Frazer (automobile)
* Fredonia (automobile)
* Friend (automobile)
* Frontenac Motor Corporation
* Fuller (automobile)

G

* GJG
* Gadabout (automobile)
* Gaeth
* Gardner (automobile)
* Gaslight (automobile)
* Gasmobile
* Gaylord (automobile)
* Gem (automobile)
* Geo (automobile)
* Glasspar G2
* Glide (automobile company)
* Globe Four
* Graham-Paige
* Grant (automobile)
* Gray (automobile)
* Gray Light Car
* Great Eagle
* Great Southern (automobile)
* Greenleaf (automobile)
* Grinnell (automobile)
* Griswold (automobile)
* Grout (automobile)
* Gyroscope (automobile)

H

* HAL (automobile)
* HMV Freeway
* Hackett (automobile)
* Hammer (automobile)
* Hammer-Sommer
* Handley-Knight
* Harrison (automobile)
* Harroun
* Harvard (automobile)
* Hatfield Motor Vehicle Company
* Havers (automobile)
* Hawk (cyclecar)
* Haynes Automobile Company
* Haynes-Apperson
* Heine-Velox
* Henry (automobile)
* Herff-Brooks Corporation
* Herreshoff (automobile)
* Hewitt-Lindstrom (automobile)
* Hidley Steam Car
* Hitchcock (automobile)
* Hobbie Accessible
* Hoffman (Cleveland automobile)
* Hoffman (Detroit automobile)
* Hol-Tan
* Holley Motor Car
* Hollier
* Holsman Automobile Company
* Hudson (steam automobile)
* Hudson Motor Car Company
* Huffman Bros. Motor Co
* Hupmobile
* Hupp-Yates

I

* Imperial (automobile)
* Indian (motorcycle)
* Inter-State (automobile)
* International Automobile Company
* International Automobile Construction Company
* International Automobile League

I cont.

* International Harvester

J

* JPL (cyclecar)
* Jacquet Flyer
* Jaeger (automobile)
* Janney (automobile)
* Jeffery (automobile)
* Jewett (automobile)
* Jordan Motor Car Company
* Junior R

K

* K-R-I-T Motor Car Company
* Kaiser Jeep
* Kaiser Motors
* Kaiser-Frazer
* Kauffman Motor Vehicle Company
* Keeton (automobile company)
* Keller (automobile)
* Kent’s Pacemaker
* Kermath
* Kess-Line 8
* Kessler (automobile)
* Keystone (gasoline automobile)
* Keystone (steam automobile)
* King-Remick
* Kirk Manufacturing Company (automobile company)
* Kissel Motor Car Company
* Knight Engine
* Knox Automobile
* Komet (American automobile)
* Koppin

L

* LaFayette Motors
* LaSalle (automobile)
* Lad’s Car
* Lambert (automobile)
* Lenawee
* Lexington (automobile)
* Liberty Motor Car
* Light (automobile)
* Lincoln (1914 automobile)
* Lincoln Motor Car Works
* Lion (automobile)
* Liquid Air
* List of defunct United States automobile manufacturers
* Little (automobile)
* Little Detroit Speedster
* Little Princess (automobile)
* Locomobile
* Lone Star (1920 automobile)
* Lorraine (automobile)
* Lozier
* LuLu
* Luverne (automobile)
* Lyons Atlas

M

* MPM (automobile)
* Malcolm Jones
* Marathon Motor Works
* Marble-Swift
* Marion (automobile)
* Marion-Handley
* Marmon
* Marquette (automobile)
* Marr (automobile)
* Marvel (automobile)
* Maryland (automobile)
* Mason Truck
* Matheson (automobile)

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* Maxwell automobile
* McFarlan Automobile
* Menominee (automobile)
* Mercer (car)
* Mercury (cyclecar)
* Merkur
* Metz Company (automobile)
* Michigan (1903 automobile)
* Michigan (1908 automobile)
* Midland Motor Company
* Miller (automobile)
* Model Automobile Company
* Moline-Knight
* Monarch (automobile)
* Monroe (automobile)
* Moon Motor Car
* Morris & Salom
* Mors (automobile)
* Motor Bob
* Muntz Car Company

N

* Nash Motors
* Nash Rambler
* Nash-Healey
* National Motor Vehicle Company
* Nelson (automobile)
* Nielson (automobile)
* Northern (automobile)
* Nu-Klea Starlite
* Nyberg Automobile

O

* O-We-Go
* Oakland (automobile)
* Oldsmobile
* Olympian (automobile)
* Orient (automobile)
* Orlo
* Overland Automobile
* Owen Magnetic

P

* Packard
* Paige automobile
* Parry Auto Company
* Partin Manufacturing Company (automobile company)
* Paterson (automobile)
* Pathfinder (1912 automobile)
* Peerless
* Penn (automobile)
* Phelps Motor Vehicle
* Piedmont (1917 automobile)
* Pierce-Arrow
* Piggins
* Pilgrim of Providence

P cont.

* Pittsburgh Six
* Plass
* Playboy Automobile Company
* Plymouth (automobile)
* Pope Manufacturing Company
* Pope-Robinson
* Pope-Toledo
* Pope-Waverley
* Powell Motor Company
* Premier (automobile)
* Premier Motor Manufacturing
* Pullman automobile
* Pungs Finch

Q

* Queen (American automobile)
* Quick (automobile)
* Quinby (automobile)

R

* REO Motor Car Company
* Rambler (automobile)
* Rayfield (automobile)
* Reber Automobile
* Rickenbacker (car)
* Riker Electric Vehicle Company
* Roosevelt (automobile)
* Ross (automobile company)
* Ross (automobile)
* Ross (steam automobile company)
* Royal Motor Company
* Rugby (automobile)
* Rutenber Motor Company
* Ruxton (automobile)

S

* Sampson (automobile)
* Savage GT
* Saxon (automobile)
* Schacht (automobile)
* Schaum
* Scripps-Booth
* Selden Motor Vehicle Company
* Shad-Wyck
* Shawmobile
* Simplo
* Sinclair-Scott (automobile)
* Single Center
* Sintz
* Skene (automobile)
* Smith Automobile Company
* Smith Flyer
* Spaulding (automobile)
* Speedwell Motor Car Company
* St. Louis Motor Company
* Standard (1904 automobile)
* Standard (1912 automobile)

S cont.

* Standard Six
* Standard Steam Car
* Standard Steel Car Company
* Stanley Steamer
* Stanwood (automobile)
* Star (automobile)
* Staver
* Steamobile
* Stearns (automobile)
* Stearns-Knight
* Stevens-Duryea
* Stewart-Coats
* Stoddard-Dayton
* Stout Scarab
* Streco Turnpike Cruiser
* Studebaker
* Studebaker-Garford
* Studebaker-Packard Corporation
* Stutz Motor Company
* Success Automobile Manufacturing Company
* Sun (automobile)

T

* Templar automobile
* Terraplane
* Thomas B. Jeffery Company
* Thomas Motor Company
* Tincher
* 1948 Tucker Sedan
* Twombly (cyclecar)

U

* US Automobile
* Union (automobile)
* United States Motor Company

V

* Van Wagoner
* Velie
* Vermont (automobile)
* Viking (automobile)
* Virginian (automobile)
* Vulcan (automobile company)

W

* Ware Steam Wagon
* Westcott automobile
* Western Tool Works (automobile company)
* White Motor Company
* Wills Sainte Claire
* Willys
* Willys-Knight
* Wilson Automobile
* Windsor (automobile)
* Winton Motor Carriage Company
* Woods Motor Vehicle

X

* Xenia (automobile)

Y

* Yale (1916 automobile)


42 posted on 12/03/2008 11:41:26 AM PST by mnehring
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To: ScottinVA

Gone
Monday
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Some “know nothing” RAT friends were ogling the new Camaro a few weeks ago ,, ready to cash out all they have for one,, totally oblivious to the fact that GM doesn’t have the cash to build anything new and cash burning specialties such as the Camaro (always sold way way behind the Mustang) will never be built...


43 posted on 12/03/2008 11:44:01 AM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: HamiltonJay
"All of this isn't really going to work without getting some kind of flexibility from the UAW," Rebecca Lindland, an auto analyst at Global Insight, told CBS News. "The reality of the situation is these companies could go bankrupt and then the union is powerless, so they have to give concessions."

The alternative is a foreign company or country buying GM.
44 posted on 12/03/2008 11:44:49 AM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: george76

Good, declare Chapter 11 already and get it overwith.


45 posted on 12/03/2008 11:45:34 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: george76

GM should do as all of us small business owners must do in such circumstance, file Chapter 11.

If they go down, they go down. But throwing tax payer money at a bad business model is political and economic INSANITY.


46 posted on 12/03/2008 11:45:58 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: Redbob
Well, as we used to say in Tennessee, “Sayonara!”

Or, as we used to say in southern Russia: tough shitzky 'y'all

47 posted on 12/03/2008 11:46:50 AM PST by dearolddad
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To: Redbob

Not only that, we’re actually *better* in terms of quality and productivity than the Germans - if we’re not unionized.


48 posted on 12/03/2008 11:47:24 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: rhbee1
GM has to force cars on the dealership to feed that hungry beast called the UAW health care and pension plan.
49 posted on 12/03/2008 11:47:49 AM PST by quadrant (1o)
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To: mnehrling

that’s alot of potential bailouts.


50 posted on 12/03/2008 11:47:58 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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