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    Akerson calls Prius 'geekmobile'

    GM CEO calls Toyota Prius a 'geek-mobile,' touts Chevrolet Volt.

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    Re: Akerson calls Prius 'geekmobile'



    Getting a little cocky, are we? Pretty funny though...

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    Re: Akerson calls Prius 'geekmobile'

    I like the Volt's styling better than the Prius'. But I do think that Akerson's cockiness is misplaced. GM has been late, very late with new developments. They're not at the forefront of automotive innovation. If it weren't for Obama's financial support GM would have been in dire straits.
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    Re: Akerson calls Prius 'geekmobile'

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    Re: Akerson calls Prius 'geekmobile'

    Akerson is spouting off too soon. Somebody needs to tell him: "Son, your mouth is writing checks your body can't cash." If he wants to be Top Gun, do it through actions, not by running your mouth off.
    Maybe Akerson has been blogging too much. He'd fit right in on some of these threads, and it's okay here, but not as CEO of a company, especially one that needs to regain the respect of others.

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    Re: Akerson calls Prius 'geekmobile'

    Gah, when will he just shut up and let the products speak for themselves? At this point, its going to take at least 4 years for the Volt to even attempt to outsell the Prius.

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    Re: Akerson calls Prius 'geekmobile'

    And yet another GM CEO proves he is not the Mulally-caliber leader GM so desperately wants and needs.

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    Re: Akerson calls Prius 'geekmobile'

    Uhh, remind me again who Akerson is?

    Oh, the 90-day CEO Wonder?

    Isn't he due for replacement on or about January 1?


    One of GM's biggest public problems is their motormouthed execs. Too many press conferences, too many morons spouting off, no one responsible adult in charge of press relations and allowable spouting-offs.

    Remember this Chevy Classic?: "Yeah, that Cobalt was sure a piece of junk! How'd we ever let it get past us? Glad the Cruze is so much better! Yeah!"
    This does not happen at corporations that have a strong organization.
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    Re: Akerson calls Prius 'geekmobile'

    Better if he had said something along the lines of "I'd never drive a Prius, this is our planet's last chance and only the Volt can heal the Earth by bringing land and sea back into perfect harmony once again".

    Granted that sounds even dumber but it makes perfect sense to Prius buyers!

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    Re: Akerson calls Prius 'geekmobile'

    I love this guy.
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    Re: Akerson calls Prius 'geekmobile'

    Speaking of the Chevy Volt, he added: "This actually looks good."
    Ummm...no, it doesn't. Looks are subjective, and it arguable looks better than a Prius, but it isn't good looking by any stretch of the imagination.

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    Re: Akerson calls Prius 'geekmobile'

    The Prius a geekmobile! I think the representation of the Prius as Will Ferrell's car in the Otherguys was pretty much spot on.

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    Re: Akerson calls Prius 'geekmobile'

    Quote Originally Posted by syr74 View Post
    And yet another GM CEO proves he is not the Mulally-caliber leader GM so desperately wants and needs.
    Mullaly is yet to prove himself as a great one. His success has come from selling and killing brands

    GM is doing pretty well if you ask me. They are on track to be Number 1 again.

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    Re: Akerson calls Prius 'geekmobile'

    The Volt could become a "Geekmobile".
    He is too/overly arrogant.
    Mr.Akerman needs to STFU or be replaced!!


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    Re: Akerson calls Prius 'geekmobile'

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    Uhh, remind me again who Akerson is?

    Oh, the 90-day CEO Wonder?

    Isn't he due for replacement on or about January 1?
    It kind of wonder which guy will replace him once he'll retire? I know then Reuss have some good chances but some folks might wish another outsider.

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