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    Re: Build & Price: 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

    Quote Originally Posted by jpd80 View Post
    So GM is building even more vehicles in Mexico while shuttering US and CDN plants,
    that just doesn't seem right, almost like GM planned it from a long way back...
    XT4 is made in US and I believe XT6 will be as well. Plus they announced many of those laid off will get chances to work at other US plants that will expand to build more trucks.

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    Re: Build & Price: 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

    Quote Originally Posted by jpd80 View Post
    So GM is building even more vehicles in Mexico while shuttering US and CDN plants,
    that just doesn't seem right, almost like GM planned it from a long way back...
    Yes this was planned way back. And if sedans were selling, the plants would stay open.

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    3 new models, but 5 models getting canned, that's not growth. I don't think GM has 14 thousand replacement jobs for all the lives they'll ruin. GM as one of the largest American companies, should have some obligation to the workers that once made it great.

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    Re: Build & Price: 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

    Quote Originally Posted by joey View Post
    3 new models, but 5 models getting canned, that's not growth. I don't think GM has 14 thousand replacement jobs for all the lives they'll ruin. GM as one of the largest American companies, should have some obligation to the workers that once made it great.
    Sadly GM still has excess capacity even after these cuts.

    Realize also that GM can build a car with far fewer people than they did 20 or 30 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey View Post
    Equinox is made in Canada. The Blazer does take after the Camaro: over-sized with little interior space. Way over-priced like every new GM model. Should have the 20% discount by the fall.

    Looks are to the individual. I'm just saying the Honda 3.5L has been bulletproof for over 20 years. Has the GM V6 piston slap and leaky intake manifold lawsuits still in the courts?

    You know the Blazer will loose 20% value in the first year. Probably 50% after 5 years. You have 10 year old Honda's selling for almost their original new price out there.

    The only thing that interests me in the Blazer is that the 4 cyl option doesn't have a turbo. I keep my cars for over 10 years and a turbo replacement is more then the value of the car after 10 years.

    The 9-speed tranny is available in AWD. The Acadia has the same engines with AWD and FWD. Why can't the Blazer. I don't tow, just need for the snow. This combo would be at a price advantage over a Passport, but stupid GM doesn't offer it.

    I'm sure the whole platform will be built in Mexico soon so TN plant can be closed too. GM has such a great markup on SUV's and moving the build to Mexico will increase that margin. That's how GM can still make Billions in profits and still be a 2nd rate car builder.

    Please show us one legitimate example of “10 year old Honda’s selling for almost their original new price out there”.

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    Re: Build & Price: 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

    Do people want a healthy GM that continues to be one of the biggest employers in the US, or a sickly GM that goes bankrupt again and lays all of them off?

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    Re: Build & Price: 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

    Mary’s 2 golden rules: If a vehicle does not make 17k profit, discontinue said vehicle. Also, decontent and put cheapest interior as possible in said vehicle.

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    Re: Build & Price: 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

    Quote Originally Posted by BORG View Post
    Do people want a healthy GM that continues to be one of the biggest employers in the US, or a sickly GM that goes bankrupt again and lays all of them off?
    That raises a question. Does GM still employee 100,000 people is the U.S.? I realize they are nowhere near where they once were but are they still in the Top 100 largest U.S. employers?

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    Re: Build & Price: 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

    Maybe gm will put their soon to be out of a job employees to work in the electric car plants?

    Obviously the shift in the sedan market caught everyone or almost everyone by surprise...the collaspe was faster than what was expected.

    The japanese are subsidizing lease deals like crazy...and the american manufacturers can not compete with little profit involved.

    Besides wall street craps on car companies ...so what does a board of directors move to do? Become mobility companies and the icing on the cale is stop making most sedans...

    Then you might not be seem as a car company...

    Dodnt really work for fca or ford as far as stock prices for ford...

    Gm got a little bump until trump lambasted gm ...

    Then the market took gm down...

    Becoming mobility companies is nonsense to try and get better valuation from wall street...

    Wall street hates most car companies.

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    Re: Build & Price: 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

    Quote Originally Posted by jpd80 View Post
    So GM is building even more vehicles in Mexico while shuttering US and CDN plants,
    that just doesn't seem right, almost like GM planned it from a long way back...
    Yes, which is why everyone is so upset, to quote Gary Peters Michigan Senator; "The reason you have excess capacity in the United States is because you’ve built capacity in Mexico.”


    Quote Originally Posted by BahamaTodd View Post
    Yes this was planned way back. And if sedans were selling, the plants would stay open.
    How about this? "if GM could properly allocate production, the plants would stay open"


    Quote Originally Posted by kool1 View Post
    Sadly GM still has excess capacity even after these cuts.

    Realize also that GM can build a car with far fewer people than they did 20 or 30 years ago.
    So then it's not about the "abusive UAW"?

    Which situation creates more US jobs, a plant in OH or a plant in Mexico?


    Quote Originally Posted by BORG View Post
    Do people want a healthy GM that continues to be one of the biggest employers in the US, or a sickly GM that goes bankrupt again and lays all of them off?
    GM is quickly falling down the charts, (currently not anywhere near the top) but if perpetually shedding jobs in the US is what it takes for GM to be healthy, what's the point (or where does it end)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perian View Post
    Wow. I just built a $55,000 Blazer Premier, albeit with almost every option. That's a great deal of coin.

    I really hope this vehicle sells.

    It could be big in the market if not perceived as over-priced. I would much rather be in the new MCE Ford Edge for the same price.


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    Seems like this is a nice vehicle. Are you saying that the Ford Edge is a better proposition? Why?
    This Blazer, sleek as a Camaro , because enthusiasts asked Chevy to make a SPORTY SUV and they did. This has a strong V6 engine with over 305HP, maxing out at 4200lbs. The platform is known to be a great handler. Even against the GC's 360hp V8, which comes in at 800lbs more, the Blazer should be able to run well against it as well as the Edge ST. The Edge is about as sporty looking as a Subaru Forester. Boring. Are there going to be substantial changes to Ford's design language overall? Far as I can see the only thing that even remote looks non-soccer mom over there is the Mustang

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    Quote Originally Posted by AutoCrazy View Post
    That raises a question. Does GM still employee 100,000 people is the U.S.? I realize they are nowhere near where they once were but are they still in the Top 100 largest U.S. employers?
    Since emerging from Bankruptcy in 2010 GM has added about 29,000 employees, about 50% are salaried, the other half Hourly. GM currently has 50,000 salaried employees, and as of Jan '17 GM employed 97,000 total people in the U.S. Chrysler employs 56,900 and Ford employs 85,000. Honestly speaking, GM has too many employees considering their market share. In fact they have too many employees even if their market share was 5 points higher. Interesting fact, is that Toyota only has 30,000 US. employees.

    It has to occur to some one, some where that GM has been a welfare company for far too long. They employee way to many Americans who don't appreciate their employment status. All of them do not even support the company with a simply thing such as having an all GM new car driveway (not including hobbie classic cars from other manufacturers.) Imagine a situation where employees at Lordstown or Detroit-Ham actually actively recommended a Cruze, Volt, CT6, Lacrosse, Impala to their family and friends. How about the community and city of Detroit do the same? Why? Because supporting your plant meant supporting jobs, keeping jobs. Hypothetically John, who, along with his dad owns "Gios," the restaurant that serves DH employees daily, rolls up to the restaurant his new Avalon instead of an even Consumer Reports top pick, Impala. One sale lost, now two, now three. Detroit-Ham closes. Six months later, "Gio's" closes. Now John is making his car payments to Toyota Finance using unemployment money he gets fed. He's sour on GM for closing the plant. What if he had of just bought an Impala and spread the word that it is a great car? German employees know this. They support the hell out of their local plants even when their car is a piece of junk VW.

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    Re: Build & Price: 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

    Quote Originally Posted by Brglotus View Post
    So i'm very unimpressed with the size of this compared to pricing. So the cargo area behind the 2nd row is only 30 sqft and the smaller and cheaper Hyundai Tucson is 1 sqft bigger. So GM made a bigger vehical smaller and charged more for it. Congrats to GM!

    Also, so Hyundai can build it here and charge less and GM builds it in Mexico and charges more?
    This is what GM does. Look at all the outside dimensions and they usually run larger than most in the class but the interior is usually dead last in class. Makes my blood boil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBangBang View Post
    Seems like this is a nice vehicle. Are you saying that the Ford Edge is a better proposition? Why?
    This Blazer, sleek as a Camaro , because enthusiasts asked Chevy to make a SPORTY SUV and they did. This has a strong V6 engine with over 305HP, maxing out at 4200lbs. The platform is known to be a great handler. Even against the GC's 360hp V8, which comes in at 800lbs more, the Blazer should be able to run well against it as well as the Edge ST. The Edge is about as sporty looking as a Subaru Forester. Boring. Are there going to be substantial changes to Ford's design language overall? Far as I can see the only thing that even remote looks non-soccer mom over there is the Mustang
    No, people asked GM for a sporty RWD SUV. Not this crap.
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    Re: Build & Price: 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    Hey, I just found the Blazer on Hyundai's site, except it's cheaper, made in the USA and not as ugly!?


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