And also, there is no guzzler tax on trucks. Never has been.
Here's the 2009 list. I see loads of BMW's and Merc's.
What more do you need, even if it isn't a completely new motor which nobody is commanding GM too do.
Last edited by andy2003si; 04-22-2011 at 10:31 AM.
It's not often appreciated that the automaker that pays the largest "Guzzler Fees" to the EPA every year is either Daimler Benz, or BMW. It depends on how high sales are and of which models of course, but these two companies are invariably number one or two on every years list. I laugh because I know so many self-styled environmentalists who drive BMW's.(And many of them have MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS!)
Last edited by megeebee; 04-22-2011 at 11:15 AM.
Sure the list is littered with BWM and MB... What does that prove? That they build luxury cars to a better standard? or that GM purposefully, intentionally and continually hobbles its luxury division.
GM's on again off again excuses that any of its problems are as a result of CAFE is just that... an excuse. Also interesting that one of the fastest other fastest growing luxury brands, Lexus, is not on that list until 2011... Looks to me, as I have posted before, that CAFE compliance has little to do with any of this.
To anyone who cares to look it is clear that you can build a successful luxury brand that falls within CAFE standards (as Lexus did) or you can build a successful luxury brand where better than half your cars pay a surcharge, like MB. OR you can do like GM and throw darts at the board, give it all lip service and then blame it when you customers all leave for option B, option M, or option L.
Proposed Cadillac Tag Lines...
GM's "Back to the Future" Division,
GM's Deja Vu Division,
Cadillac is Truck.
Cadillac is Cadence!
Cadillac, you have to crawl before you walk,
Cadillac V8? Whats a V8?
Cadillac, the potential of mixed feelings!
The New Cadillac Flagship: The Chevy Corvette.
Proposed Volt Tag Line..
People who don't like the Volt haven't driven one, and
People who hate the Volt listen to too much talk radio.
Could someone in charge of this forum please put a stop to this childish nonsense. The original post dealt with whether Cadillac would build a coupe and wagon for the third generation CTS.
The Opel Astra and VW Scirocco need to be in North America.
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