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This was in an email I wrote to a co-worker-- the daughter of Bob Lutz, BTW. It was forwarded on to Lutz:

I think that if it is cast free of the past sins of Pontiac, the Holden/HSV brand could be made very viable here as a Eurosled Fighter...man, those Aussies have some nice cars!
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The problem with GM, and a reason I almost let the goat stay on the lot is:


































Warranty.

How can they continue to only give a 3/36 on powertrain. That's got to be the worst in the industry. Why would I buy a cobalt when I can get a corolla that at least has 60K powertrain. Or a hyundai with 100K powertrain. Even dodge's is better than most, at 70K.

That's important to a lot of people, including me.
 

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zog said:
The problem with GM, and a reason I almost let the goat stay on the lot is:

Warranty.

How can they continue to only give a 3/36 on powertrain. That's got to be the worst in the industry. Why would I buy a cobalt when I can get a corolla that at least has 60K powertrain. Or a hyundai with 100K powertrain. Even dodge's is better than most, at 70K.

That's important to a lot of people, including me.
I agree 110% 3/36 is embarrassing. I drive that in 9 months.

However...I believe that Dodge recently driopped the 70k mile warranty.
 

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Yes I'm also quite sure Dodge recently dropped the 70k warranty.

My friend worked at a Mitsubishi dealership for about a year and a half, and most of us know Mitsu also has very good/long warranties. He found out fast though that usually companies that give those warranties give them for a reason. Their cars aren't nearly of equal quality to the GTO and have a good chance of having serious powertrain issues within the first 2-3 years of owning the car.

Now yes, the 3/36 warranty we get with the GTO isnt very long, but from what I've heard so far there aren't too many people having major problems with the GTO. While we can of course count on there being some major problems with a few of the goats across the world, it's not too much of a bad thing because every car out there has a bad apple somewhere. I'd much rather have a good quality built car that I can count on and not have to worry about breaking down too much, than one that has a 7 year warranty which I will most definately have to put to use.
 

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djdub said:
But those are all basically the same car. I think "one" GTO in the states is enough.
Fair enough, but if they were available, an Avalanche wagon and maybe a Maloo R8 pickup would be in my garage alongside the GTO.
 
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