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Old 07-15-2008, 07:07 AM   #1
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GM to produce a 45mpg vehicle

from an MSN article......"Just six weeks ago, GM said it will close four truck and SUV plants and boost production of the smaller, more fuel-efficient cars that customers are demanding. It also announced production of a new car that could get 45 miles to the gallon and would go on sale in 2010."

What vehicle is this? The new Camaro V6?
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:18 AM   #2
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Yeah, If it was the camaro, I would would buy two, my friends would buy one, heck, my mom would buy one!

I just hope that what ever GM comes out with it doesn't look horrible. Because I don't care how good a fuel mileage it gets, i wont drive something that is butt ugly.
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:21 AM   #3
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I was hoping....but its probably the Ecotec 4 cylinder in a compact car.
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I believe it is the Cobalt replacement called the CRUZE.

They are making it in Lordstown, OH. I live near by and it has been on the news that GM would be building the new car there and that it would have a new engine that would get more than 40 mpgs.

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The manual transmission model also will boost fuel efficiency by 9 miles per gallon over the current Cobalt XFE, also a stick-shift model that can achieve 36 miles per gallon, he said.
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:27 AM   #5
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cool.....I'll be needing a car for the step-daughter about that time.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:03 AM   #6
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I don't think the Cruze is replacing the Cobalt. Adding as another car, sure. It would be bad for GM to do so much name changing / model destroying in so short a time; the Cobalt is still a new name, and seems quite popular. Also, it would be very confusing when they have models named "Cruze" in other markets that are not like the Cobalt.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:27 AM   #7
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they need to make one thats 50/55 they need to start hitting prius territory...i'm tired of gm being a step behind toyota and nissan...it sickens me
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:32 AM   #8
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they need to make one thats 50/55 they need to start hitting prius territory...i'm tired of gm being a step behind toyota and nissan...it sickens me
The Prius is a Hybrid. This car is a normal gas powered engine.

Gm hill be releasing the Volt soon along with other hybrids.

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The Prius is a Hybrid. This car is a normal gas powered engine.

Gm hill be releasing the Volt soon along with other hybrids.

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yeh and when the volt comes along toyota is going to have a 100mpg car...so there goes the advantage volt may have had...i can't believe that an american company is always a step behind...we used to be innovators...i don't know if its the unions killing these car companies actually it probably is...because there is no other reason that we're always a step behind other car companies that don't have a union problem
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More than likely they were referencing the Beat. 1.4L turbo 4 banger= 45mpg highway. Also the new Chevrolet Cruze is supposed to be in that realm as well.
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I have completely edited my post after hearing the Cruze will not be comming to America, and the Cobalt will live on for some time.

Why do I feel GM has lost it's mind on this? Isn't the point to start selling MORE fuel efficient cars here?

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yeh and when the volt comes along toyota is going to have a 100mpg car...so there goes the advantage volt may have had...i can't believe that an american company is always a step behind...we used to be innovators...i don't know if its the unions killing these car companies actually it probably is...because there is no other reason that we're always a step behind other car companies that don't have a union problem
What it is is the fact that medical cost have gone through the roof and Gm has more retirees than they know what to do with. Also, the fact that they are living longer does not help since Gm is handling the cost of medical on them. That should be changing soon since I think the Union is now handling the medical.
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What it is is the fact that medical cost have gone through the roof and Gm has more retirees than they know what to do with. Also, the fact that they are living longer does not help since Gm is handling the cost of medical on them. That should be changing soon since I think the Union is now handling the medical.
and well thats what happens when you start socializing crap...and the unions get more power....

and the old guys at gm negotiated that way cuz they said screw it i'll be retired or dead by the time we have to foot the bill for this...
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:21 AM   #14
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This is good news! Now they just need to get it out, quick. Then shortly after this, the Volt will be out. I think they call that a one-two punch!
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