This is how i would 'fix' GM. I'm only putting down what needs changing or adding. Tell me what you think of my plans: I WANT FEED BACK LOL.
-LACK OF CURTAIN AIR BAGS IN ALL CARS INEXCUSBLE
-LACK OF NAV SYSTEMS IN >30K. CARS IS TOO.
-HOW DO U YOU DESTINGUISH CAMARO FROM NEXT GTO? I THINK GTO SHOULD ONLY BE V8, CAMARO WITH V6 AND V8
-VANS MUST HAVE MODERN FEATURES! CSV SUCK IN THAT DEPARTMENT! 200 HP IS NOT ENOUGH! HOW IS THE PONTIAC MORE SPORTY THAN THE SATURN!?
-Full size suvs are not included in this 'essay' lol. Only chevy and caddy needem, but buick and saab should get the trailblazer and the extended huge a** family replacements. replacement.
Malibu: Redesigned interior and Exterior headlights, SS version with 270+ HP
Impala: Redesign on new platform, should be luxurious like Avalon/Maxima
Camaro: RWD Kappa or Zeta, NOT a retro, modern, like Vette.
SSR: CAR platform
HHR: AWD availabilty, as I don't think it wil be available at start
Silverado: Redesign, see Simsamil's concept for what it should be.
GMC: Kill it. Buick can be the sprit of american style and still be professional grade. Chevy truck clones won't help it reach #1
GTO: V6 and V8 options, futuristic, not retro design. More upscale than comaro. Keep away from G6 racy interior styling, more BMW preformance and luxury idea.
G6: Transmissions options! 4 speed autos aren't acceptable in a 'sporty car'. Manuals and 5-speed autos are a must. And 200 HP is does not move this car much faster than Camry, or Accord, which has transmission options.
Solstice: Turbocharged engine eventually, 5 speed manual and auto.
Grand Prix: Interior Redesign, Renamed soon at G8, don't let it look to much like the buick........
CTS: AWD, availablity of manuals and autos on all engines, verts and coupe editions, 220 hp engine STANDARD and optionsal with at least 270.
STS: manual and auto availability across the board. AWD on V6, which sells best.
SLK/Z4: We need a competitor to the Z4 and SLK class. It might shate comaro/gto engines, but MUCH more upscale.
7/S/A8: We need at least an AWD big sedan. FWD won't sut it no matter what. AWD is ok, even if its FWD based.
Buick: Will someway lay out for the general public what Buicks portfolio will look like? I checked the future products page and it was confusing and wasnt price specific.
Velite: Big powerful american vert with portholes like on current Quatroporte
Lacrosse: Nav system! 5 speed auto.
Lucerne- Buick is scheduled to receive a Zeta-based RWD sedan in 2007. It is said to have an optional V8, and will possibly be named Lucerne. Sounds good. Make sure it has portholes, DOD, and a nav.
BIG RWD SEDAN: A compliment to the Velite. A big powerful sedan along side the convertible. with portholes, of course.
SUV: RX330 competitor that looks classy. Needs DOD, and to apeal to soccer moms who might have a expedition when they need something bigger. NO bigger than RX330, smaller than SRX.
Saturn: Kill it.
SuzUki: Kill it.
Saab: I don't know what to do... Sell it to ford and let them kill it? Oh I know! Make its GM's exotic brand. Like fords Aston's. THE DB9 is great, by the way. Saab might take a break like saturn and gmc, only saab might return from the vacation....
Hummer: YEY! H3 is coming soon... Any how, H3 is Grand Cherokee competitor size wise, so now we need an H4 which is Wrangler, and maybe a really baby CAR BASED hummer thats mini cooper sized. That would be sooo cool. Maybe called thet C5 for car. BTW mercedes are overpriced and are ugly.
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