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    1. Oh I fully concur. I can appreciate those...

      Oh I fully concur. I can appreciate those realities, but often times they aren't based on logic, stats, history, etc.

      The only place magic exists is Las Vegas and we don't make cars there....
    2. As far as export plans go... I have no idea. ...

      As far as export plans go... I have no idea.

      We can see that the global Colorado is already sold in Mexico, so chances are these aren't going there. After all, these come with more capability...
    3. Actual capacity can be measured any number of...

      Actual capacity can be measured any number of ways, but ultimately it depends on the ACTUAL equipment installed/tooled for the product, right? Given that let's make some guesses (because I don't work...
    4. PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) requirements...

      PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) requirements vary from MFG facility to facility. From management to management. From product produced to product produced.

      In the vehicle assembly world, there...
    5. This was predicted years ago. At least a decade...

      This was predicted years ago. At least a decade when things like the RAV4, Escape, etc. evolved from SUVs like Blazers, GC, etc. So yeah... that segment(s) is very important and honestly, it's not...
    6. Oh absolutely. It looks less awkward without it...

      Oh absolutely. It looks less awkward without it for sure.

      The problem with this one is the screw heads are not accessible from bottom view ... ouch.
    7. Unless you are doing the Rubicon daily or drive...

      Unless you are doing the Rubicon daily or drive backwards a lot, I'm not sure of the issue here. It helps with aero (mpg's), which is a good thing for anybody. It is flexible and will take hits to...
    8. When any product is implemented, it works to some...

      When any product is implemented, it works to some projected sales volume. You design the process to that.

      Today's process are flexible enough (especially in assembly) that throwing bodies at it is...
    9. I think it is saying something that the new guy...

      I think it is saying something that the new guy publicly stated TEN YEARS.

      Obviously somebody is finally understanding that the fix is not instantaneous and permitting the new hire to say so....
    10. I'm sure the GRUNTS within the...

      I'm sure the GRUNTS within the company/brands/product-marketing-sales-service teams realize the various issues. The problem IMHO is the leadership turnover.

      Set a plan. As good of a plan as the...
    11. Unfortunately the company itself doesn't seem to...

      Unfortunately the company itself doesn't seem to see it that way (i.e. GM as a whole offering near equal counterparts to say... BMW or MB or Audi... by marrying up Buick & Cadillac.). I'm pretty...
    12. There's a simple explanation. >>>GM...

      There's a simple explanation.

      >>>GM management can't seem to accept the fact that decades worth of dumbing down the product line-up (and thus image) requires possibly decade(s) worth of repair....
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      I'm sorry, but people who are thinking these will...

      I'm sorry, but people who are thinking these will make homes and cars one day are just not aware of printing's general limitations and purpose nor are they understanding of the car... nor materials...
    14. Now THAT is funny! :laugh:

      Now THAT is funny! :laugh:
    15. I don't think I've ever liked any MB sports cars,...

      I don't think I've ever liked any MB sports cars, but this one... me gusta. :thumbup:

      It pushes all of the right buttons for me.
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      I was bummed when the Kappa died, too, but it was...

      I was bummed when the Kappa died, too, but it was understandable given how low GM got and how things needed to be trimmed. Sad, because there was one Pontiac coming that was going to kick ass. :(
      ...
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      I must think working on such a program has got to...

      I must think working on such a program has got to be awesome for any automotive engineer. :thumbup:

      Trying to balance cost and performance to come up with what is essentially the benchmark of...
    18. It's Monday, man. Laugh a little. ...

      It's Monday, man. Laugh a little.

      Harharhaharhar :beer:

      But in all seriousness... I bet VIR has nothing on the "Libre" from Interlomas, Mexico to Toluca, Mexico (the free, mountain pass). On...
    19. They don't need VIR for all of that. Just...

      They don't need VIR for all of that.

      Just drive from Pontiac to Detroit, MI.
    20. Yeah, sensationalized article titles/thread...

      Yeah, sensationalized article titles/thread titles are sensational.

      There are 4 or 5 levels of "autonomy" according to NHTSA and this is merely one of the levels... just not the final level which...
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