First off I have to say I am a dedicated GM fan and will only buy GM even know you havent always produced the best products. I am so dedicated to GM (really Chevrolet and Cadillac) that when in the market for a new car which had to be a 4 door, V8, Chevy or Cadillac I chose a 2006 Impala SS. Despite this car having very few options in the aftermarket and not being able to handle the aftermarket upgrades without dying I still decided to buy the car. Why? Because I will only buy GM products as well as my whole family who only buys GM products. My older brother owns a 04 Tahoe, my mom owns a 04 Suburban, my dad owns a 02 Silverado, and I have my Impala and my dead 02 Monte Carlo SS. So GM I have been loyal to you over the years and before I was the age to start thinking of buying cars my father owned tons of muscle cars GM manufactured of course. You have many loyal customers (many that are members of GMI) that love they new the new mind set of GM but are just wondering what happened to your balls?
No more stupid names that mean nothing (Cruze, Cobalt, Spark, Aveo, Orlando) and enough of all these silly little cars that step on each others toes. Why not draw on you heritage one thing that you have over most automakers and have your lineup be mostly RWD. Yeah I know the RWD argument that they are gas guzzlers and are horrible in the snow. But neither of these statements is true. Have the Cruze which in my perfect world would be the Nova and the Traverse which could be whatever be your FWD cars. And if your scared of the snow buy a Tahoe or Suburban for 4WD. Now onto what should have been. Most of these cars already exist and are made by GM. So heres the cars that should restore the heritage that GM has created Holden Caprice should be the next Impala, Holden Comodore/G8/Lumina should be the next Malibu with UTE being the El Camino and Wagon being the Nomad, Holden 60 Coupe concept should be the next Monte Carlo/Chevelle this would be for the people who want a coupe but feel the Camaro is to small, then put the next Camaro on the Alpha platform to make it less of a pig and distance it from the Monte Carlo, and finally finish off the lineup with the Corvette built on the new platform whatever it will be called.
Then Buick could build the Lacrosse on the same Caprice platform as the Impala, Put the Regal on the same platform as the Monte Carlo, then keep your CUV the same as the Traverse and have a FWD small car like the Cruze (which I cant think of a name for.) Like I said I am more of a Caddilac/Chevy guy.
Ummm ATS (looks good so far), CTS (personal favorite GM car ever next to a 64 Impala SS), Escalade (Boo! Why do I want to pay 15 G's extra for a Tahoe with more chrome) Build a SUV that competes with Range Rover. And finally the XTS It looks Ok but why not build this on the same Caprice Platform. Finally build a super car that doesnt bow to the Corvette that can spank on everyone but carrys a heftly price tag. Then you have the Corvette as a everymans super car then have ummm lets call it the XLR as the Cadillac Super Car that spits in Bugatti's face. Yeah these cars could all be named after (El Dorado, Seville, Deville, Ect.) but Cadillac needs to be taking aim at the Germans and Italians who mostly use numbers and letters for there products.
And as for GMC well lets just use all the GMC resources for the Chevy Trucks. And kick GMC to the curb. And this would leave Cadillac to compete with the big boys, Buick to spank on the not so big boys, and Chevy for everyone else. And GM would have to make all these cars on the same platform look very different interior and exterior. I know this will not happen in a million years but it kills me that most of these cars already exist and I will never be able to get my grubby hands on them. It also sucks that GM is now chasing everyone and not running ***** like they should. Who cares about the people who have bad perceptions of RWD cars since they probably never drove GM cars to begin with and probably never will.