Now that the deadline has arrived for GM and Chrysler to prove their viability to the government, I’m torn on what I think should, or will, happen.
While I think it’s callous and downright unpatriotic to WANT either of these companies to fail, I have to stay realistic and look at the situation as objectively as possible.
That’s why I recently looked in-depth at the cars GM and Chrysler are currently offering. I wanted to find reasons why they should continue making cars; to find excitement about their products. While some cars are great arguments for the quality of both companies, others are great reasons for the companies to fade into history.
The cars that dissapoint:
It’s a rattle-trap with a dead spot in the steering a mile wide.
Instead, get a: MAZDA3
Lego cars are built with less plastic.
Instead, get a: Nissan Rogue
It’s cheap and not in the good way.
Instead, get a: Honda Fit
It looks cool. On the outside.
Instead, get a: Suzuki Equator
It’s the brown paper bag of American cars.
Instead, get a: Chevy Malibu
It’s ironic when outdated cars have macho names.
Instead, get a: Ford Fusion
Now, here’s what America does right:
Many people would take one over a Ferrari. Go Chevy!
No one does cool like the United States does cool.
A great American competitor to the Honda Pilot.
American trucks kick butt. Period.
Luxury, utility and a lot less expensive than a Land Rover Range Rover.
American muscle still captivates us.
It’s about as close to exotic as America gets. Sit behind and you’ll know why it made this list.
While it’s not any big surprise, the cars America currently does best are one of two things: big or fast. When it comes to economical or practical, which is where the demand is now, American automakers falter like a Britney Spears comeback.
Now GM is considering bankruptcy as an option to create a new company. That’s a great idea, as doing so would enable them to start over, eliminate the products that hold them back, and start producing the cars we all know they’re capable of making.
What are some of the best and worst American cars you’ve owned?