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    Re: Chevy Blazer Review: "How could something so cheap-feeling cost so much?"

    Out of the 3, the Chevy looks best. Problem is that there's going to be little ---- done to cheapen the Chevy like omitting one touch up power windows for the front passenger side & adjustable shoulder height seatbelts. Little ---- to save a few cents on the buck.
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    Re: Chevy Blazer Review: "How could something so cheap-feeling cost so much?"

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    But isnt everyone hurting saleswise? I saw the last report...there was a lot of red for damn near everybody. GM is just trying to go about cost reduction the best way they know how...cutting labor.

    Give them credit for learning their lesson from 10 years ago...the UAW will suck them dry and not lose a night of sleep. GM is now playing the same game by hurting the UAW by shifting production. Eventually the UAW will cave because the alternative is either no work at all or relying on shady startups for work.
    Yea, there was some red for everybody but GM's cash cows are the hardest hit of the whole market.

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    Re: Chevy Blazer Review: "How could something so cheap-feeling cost so much?"

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    Out of the 3, the Chevy looks best. Problem is that there's going to be little ---- done to cheapen the Chevy like omitting one touch up power windows for the front passenger side & adjustable shoulder height seatbelts. Little ---- to save a few cents on the buck.
    I get that.. and agree.. But where do these omissions start popping up.. and are they omissions based on trim? The trims I would get, seemingly would nit be affected.

    From the Manual:

    Window Express Movement
    All windows can be opened without
    holding the window switch. Press
    the switch down fully and quickly
    release to express open the
    window.
    If equipped, pull the window switch
    up fully and quickly release to
    express close the window.
    Briefly press or pull the window
    switch in the same direction to stop
    that window’s express movement.
    Window Automatic Reversal
    System
    The express-close feature will
    reverse window movement if it
    comes in contact with an object.
    Extreme cold or ice could cause the
    window to auto-reverse. The
    window will operate normally after
    the object or condition is removed.

    Remote Window Operation
    If equipped, this feature allows all
    the windows to be opened remotely.
    If enabled in vehicle personalization,
    press and hold K on the RKE
    transmitter. See Vehicle
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    Re: Chevy Blazer Review: "How could something so cheap-feeling cost so much?"

    Quote Originally Posted by CMiatso DaBang View Post
    I get that.. and agree.. But where do these omissions start popping up.. and are they omissions based on trim? The trims I would get, seemingly would nit be affected.

    From the Manual:

    Window Express Movement
    All windows can be opened without
    holding the window switch. Press
    the switch down fully and quickly
    release to express open the
    window.
    If equipped, pull the window switch
    up fully and quickly release to
    express close the window.
    Briefly press or pull the window
    switch in the same direction to stop
    that window’s express movement.
    Window Automatic Reversal
    System
    The express-close feature will
    reverse window movement if it
    comes in contact with an object.
    Extreme cold or ice could cause the
    window to auto-reverse. The
    window will operate normally after
    the object or condition is removed.

    Remote Window Operation
    If equipped, this feature allows all
    the windows to be opened remotely.
    If enabled in vehicle personalization,
    press and hold K on the RKE
    transmitter. See Vehicle
    Personalization 0 152.
    Right, but the key omission even in the manual is that while they mention that all windows can be opened without holding the switch...they never state explicitly that they all can be closed the same. They then go on to mention in the same paragraph the express close feature as if all windows were operated the same but being careful not to mention all windows closing without holding the switch. Almost as if it were written by lawyers.

    I'll check my manual when i get out of the office, but I'd wager my manual states the same. Crazy part about all of this is I never would've noticed had my wife not made me watch a review on the Avenir where it was pointed out.
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    Re: Chevy Blazer Review: "How could something so cheap-feeling cost so much?"

    Quote Originally Posted by CMiatso DaBang View Post
    I get that.. and agree.. But where do these omissions start popping up.. and are they omissions based on trim? The trims I would get, seemingly would nit be affected.

    From the Manual:

    Window Express Movement
    All windows can be opened without
    holding the window switch. Press
    the switch down fully and quickly
    release to express open the
    window.
    If equipped, pull the window switch
    up fully and quickly release to
    express close the window.
    Briefly press or pull the window
    switch in the same direction to stop
    that window’s express movement.
    Window Automatic Reversal
    System
    The express-close feature will
    reverse window movement if it
    comes in contact with an object.
    Extreme cold or ice could cause the
    window to auto-reverse. The
    window will operate normally after
    the object or condition is removed.

    Remote Window Operation
    If equipped, this feature allows all
    the windows to be opened remotely.
    If enabled in vehicle personalization,
    press and hold K on the RKE
    transmitter. See Vehicle
    Personalization 0 152.
    Windows, power with driver Express-Up/Down and front passenger and rear seat passengers Express-Down S S S S S S
    Driver is the only window with express up/down.

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    Side bar.. Has anyone ever found that EXPRESS UP/DOWN can sometimes be annoying though? I mean.. some days I love it.. but more often.. I hate it. I prefer the DOWN more than the UP.. because the UP.. always catches me by surprise and I have to *blip* it back down a few notches.
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    Re: Chevy Blazer Review: "How could something so cheap-feeling cost so much?"

    Quote Originally Posted by CMiatso DaBang View Post
    Side bar.. Has anyone ever found that EXPRESS UP/DOWN can sometimes be annoying though? I mean.. some days I love it.. but more often.. I hate it. I prefer the DOWN more than the UP.. because the UP.. always catches me by surprise and I have to *blip* it back down a few notches.
    I can be OCD about a few things, with that said sometimes when I want to roll my windows halfway down, I try to get all 4 to line up perfectly...it becomes a hairy bleep when they try to auto up/down when I'm just trying to move it a few inches.
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    Re: Chevy Blazer Review: "How could something so cheap-feeling cost so much?"

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    I can be OCD about a few things, with that said sometimes when I want to roll my windows halfway down, I try to get all 4 to line up perfectly...it becomes a hairy bleep when they try to auto up/down when I'm just trying to move it a few inches.
    If in a parking lot on a hot, sunny day I like to crack the windows a half inch, the auto down can make that a frustrating process! I wish they had a "crack the window" option to put all 4 windows down a half inch. Similar to the knob they have to stop the rear tailgate on SUV/CUV's fully in the garage.

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    Not only that. Ford may have picked up Ohio Plant to meet the New Demands for Escapes/Explorers. Toyota could have picked up Arlington, to handle the New Demands for Corollas, and Camry's, and so on.

    The pieces of Old GM, had a Value, and Too Big to Fail, didn't mean that Demand was going to disappear, it would just move elsewhere.

    And of speaking of "Playing the Market" I am very grateful that I didn't have any investment in "Old GM" but Mary, seems to be doing Great with her New GM stocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    I had a bunch of stock in old GM. My adviser almost begged me to dump it. I refused. I somehow felt some strange obligation to hold on to it until the end. Also, I'm not a fan of selling things for less than I bought them for. I figured in the end I'd at least get some worthless certificate I could frame and hang on the wall. Nope, not even a reach around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tripowergto Jan2003 View Post
    I sold my meager 100 shares in GM on the final day of typical trading for a bit over a buck each, paid a bit over $8/share. Used my loss to purchase 100 shares of Ford at $1.74 which has worked out rather well given the 6.5% dividend.
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    Re: Chevy Blazer Review: "How could something so cheap-feeling cost so much?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    I had a bunch of stock in old GM. My adviser almost begged me to dump it. I refused. I somehow felt some strange obligation to hold on to it until the end. Also, I'm not a fan of selling things for less than I bought them for. I figured in the end I'd at least get some worthless certificate I could frame and hang on the wall. Nope, not even a reach around.
    That's shameful...Were you at the very least offered lube since the reach around was off the table?.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CMiatso DaBang View Post
    Side bar.. Has anyone ever found that EXPRESS UP/DOWN can sometimes be annoying though? I mean.. some days I love it.. but more often.. I hate it. I prefer the DOWN more than the UP.. because the UP.. always catches me by surprise and I have to *blip* it back down a few notches.
    Yeah. That feature on my Nissan if you touch the switch a tad too long and it's headed all the way down is normal operation but if it's not what you wanted at that time the you have to hit it again and put it up to where you really wanted it. Up goes in the same fashion too. Ahh, but such is life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Buttons View Post
    That's shameful...We're at the very least offered lube since the reach around was off the table?.

    No lube, no kissing, no nothin'.
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    Re: Chevy Blazer Review: "How could something so cheap-feeling cost so much?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    I had a bunch of stock in old GM. My adviser almost begged me to dump it. I refused. I somehow felt some strange obligation to hold on to it until the end. Also, I'm not a fan of selling things for less than I bought them for. I figured in the end I'd at least get some worthless certificate I could frame and hang on the wall. Nope, not even a reach around.
    I had much more than you. I did not sell because I believed that Obama would not let the union get busted, hence no bankruptcy. Well I was right about him not letting the union go down, but wrong on the BK. I did not understand all the nuances that different BK’s had. My bad. Lost a lot, but ended up getting it back, in a sense, when I bought my Volt. The 7500 plus 3k from the state covered my losses. I broke even.
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