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    How about GM increasing its warranty to 5 years and 100K miles across all its divisions' vehicles?

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    Re: GM warranty

    Quote Originally Posted by TC
    How about GM increasing its warranty to 5 years and 100K miles across all its divisions' vehicles?
    It's an excellent suggestion; a great way for GM to stand behind what it sells. Why hasn't it happened? Probably because the beancounters have done the math and figured it would cost GM too much money...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TC
    How about GM increasing its warranty to 5 years and 100K miles across all its divisions' vehicles?
    It's an excellent suggestion; a great way for GM to stand behind what it sells. Why hasn't it happened? Probably because the beancounters have done the math and figured it would cost GM too much money...
    The reason for my post was that yesterday, GM announced such a warranty.

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    Not having owned a GM in two decades -- it seems to me that their engines & drivetrain were already pretty bullet-proof. It's the rest of the cars that needs help -- starting with their engineering & design.

    Like I've mentioned before, I sat in both a Cadillac CTS and Lexus ES at the local autoshow, and the interior quality between them was lightyears apart. The Cadillac had visible seam marks on all the plastic bits -- the Lexus had none. The sound the doors make as they're closed is vastly different, as well. Cadillac goes "bong", the Lexus goes "thump".

    These are the kinds of flaws that should never have left the prototype stage.

    Chip H.

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    Re: GM warranty

    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    Not having owned a GM in two decades -- it seems to me that their engines & drivetrain were already pretty bullet-proof. It's the rest of the cars that needs help -- starting with their engineering & design.

    Like I've mentioned before, I sat in both a Cadillac CTS and Lexus ES at the local autoshow, and the interior quality between them was lightyears apart. The Cadillac had visible seam marks on all the plastic bits -- the Lexus had none. The sound the doors make as they're closed is vastly different, as well. Cadillac goes "bong", the Lexus goes "thump".

    These are the kinds of flaws that should never have left the prototype stage.

    Chip H.
    Yes, I continue to notice differences such as you've described; GMhas gotten better - but still has a lot of work to do.

    PS - No word on the anthropormophic dummies from them; my contact says he asked a higher-up about it, but I haven't had any reply yet, either way...

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