• JKD Posted: 6/26/2009 7:21am PDT

    Thank you for building something in the States for a change... This I can support by buying the product. Aveo is more or less a POS and it's foreign on top of that.

  • R2dad Posted: 6/26/2009 1:00pm PDT

    Goody! A Friday feel-good story that makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. You may buy one, JKD, but I guarantee you won't buy a second. Unless GM can now channel the Japanese or Germans, this is what will happen: Production of subcompact will be break-even (at best) from the get-go. Poor design and middling build quality will get overlooked due to laudable mileage, but sales numbers will not meet plan and from there it only gets worse. GM beancounters, who still run the show at Government Motors, will insist cost reductions on the subsequent update take precedence over improvements to design, quality, and reliability (since obviously this must be a zero-sum game). Infamous sucking sound re-emerges. Multiply this disfunction across multiple product lines and GM will continue to hemorrhage cash until 2012, when disgusted public finally pulls the plug after having spent $250B on life support for a terminal patient.