Goverment Motors - New Product Fiasco
After over a year under gov't control, GM has released a brand new vehicle, the Buick Regal. USA Today just reviewed this $30,000 vehicle (click here for the article) and came to a stunning conclusion. For all you "Government can do anything" people, you may want to sit down, as GM seems to have forgotten the basics of building a care.
The first car sent to the reviewer "behaved so badly, Buick pronounced it unrepresentative and quickly provided another"
So they sent a second car. One can assume they got the "best" car they could and tested it before sending to the reviewer. It was a better car, and the reviewer only had the following negative statement "No. 2's powertrain, though not as rough as No. 1's, still was a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that shuddered upon start and muttered unpleasantly underway. And its six-speed automatic transmission shifted only after a delay and then with a slur instead of crisply. It often shifted at inappropriate times (rounding a corner, for instance, or switching from acceleration to deceleration and back)."
So thank the gov't for giving us cars that resemble the pre-Japanese invasion. I'm glad the $51 billion saved jobs only to put crap back on our streets.