General Motors Complaint - Will never buy a GM car again !
I bought a new 2004 Impala. It came with a cassette
player as standard equipment, not a CD player. I had to pay to upgrade to a CD player. I found it ridiculous that any car would come with a cassette player in 2004. Twice within the first year, I had to have the car picked up and delivered to the dealership by a flatbed truck because the ignition assembly locked up. In both cases, it was a defective assembly, not a matter of me being incapable of jiggling the steering wheel to unlock the ignition. I finally sold the car and bought a 2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE. Now I have a great car ! It has a much smoother transition, more power, a more comfortable suspension, equivalent gas mileage, for about the same price in 2008 dollars vs 2004 dollars.
I won't be buying any GM cars ever again ! If GM gives them away, I don't want one, plain and simple. Cadillacs are ugly, Chevrolets
are poorly designed, Buicks are Chevys with a few more options on the same chassis, and I have no interest in a GMC truck ! I knew 30 years ago that GM was a disaster because they tried to make too many brands, too many models and did very few, if any of them well.
If GM had focused upon one car model for each class-category, and focused upon making the best model in the class-category, they may have succeeded. Instead, the chose to make cars that competed with their own models. Camaros and Firebirds were the same car ! Why not make one model and make it better ?? Sadly, I admit that GM is past history for me.