• Mr. D Posted: 3/16/2009 9:24am PDT

    "Feeble Attempt"

    GM again strikes with a half baked hybrid, instead of lapping the field. Some things never change. Why not deliver the best that you can. That needs to be the performance objective. GM management aims not to deliver the best on purpose. This is why the Chairman and the whole Board of Directors need to hand in their resignation papers. For doing a poor job for years (i.e., losing billions of dollars since 2005), these people have been rewarded with at least a $5.3 million base salary for the Chairman and $150,000 to $200,000 for the members, not to mention perks, such as in the case of a free GM car for the Chairman (an other senior management)to evaluate quality and performance. Poor GM employees, albeit getting a discount, still have to pay for their vehicle. The Chairman with all that dough should pay for his own car. Also, if he really was evaluating quality and performance, the product should certainly be better than what is being delivered. It should be noted that the Board decided here and there to take less instead of hitting the bricks for poor stewardship. The owners have borne the brunt of ineptitude since 2005 witnessing their investment plummet from $50 all the way down to $2 per share. Here is to the hope that at the next annual meeting the whole crew is swept out by the owners, before the stock value is zero. Sweeping this crew out and replacing them with more capable management and directors would instantly result in a bump in shareholder value. Just think about it, Honda, Toyota, and VW have not even shot their best guns. Just imagine if Toyota delivers a RAV 4 with Hybrid Synergy Drive, VW delivers a Tiguan TDI, and Honda delivers a CRV Hybrid or Diesel. The Vue Hybrid will be blown into the weeds in terms of fuel economy, ergonomics, and quality. It is sad in the article the the Vue's steering wheel doesn't telescope. This is 2009.

  • Driver Posted: 3/23/2009 3:41am PDT


    Hybrid, beautiful words. I can see your Idea with Vue, but when you use terrain, it might be better to push the terrain down lower so that you lose the square edges. I think that had you done that, the pic would look great.

  • Joannah Posted: 3/24/2009 11:19pm PDT

    "2 GB Memory"

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

  • landrover Posted: 3/26/2009 10:54am PDT

    "I Like"

    Like the info on the Saturn Vue I read reviews on cars/suvs. My biggest pet peve is the constant whine from reviewers about rear seat/cargo space. I like the Saturn Vue & other small suvs. If I needed all THAT space I'd go for an old Crown Vic, Van or Truck. Thanks for letting me put in my two cents

  • DelCid Posted: 4/23/2009 7:25am PDT

    "What a VUE"

    That is a beautiful VUE!