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Re: Beijing: Roewe unveils Buick LaCrosse-based 950 flagship sedan

Originally Posted by rsbaker

The question I have is, why is GM/Buick helping yet another Chinese company develop their own cars? Am I missing Seomthing? What does GM get out of it?

as BlackGTP just noted, GM’s making money off this.

Some of you are under this ridiculous Foxnewsesque belief that all Chinese companies just steal stuff left and right. Yes, many Chinese companies steal technology, but NOT those engaged in joint-ventures with foreign manufacturers. Would YOU remain business partners with someone who stole from you? Hell no.

And neither would any carmaker. SAIC didn’t just go and rip off the GM platform and make its own car. It paid GM for the privilege of using the LaCrosse platform and buys the powertrains from GM. So GM gets a cut off of every 950 that Roewe will sell.

It’s no different than GM paying Suzuki for the rights to build and sell all those Geo’s in the 1990s.

Re: Beijing: Roewe unveils Buick LaCrosse-based 950 flagship sedan

Originally Posted by t-rex

No.GM’s upper crust products are its absolute trashiest. The ATS has all the design charisma of a box of tampons and is a sad, pathetic ripoff of the class progenitor. It has all the originality and innovation of a reality TV show.

The XTS is handsome, but is nothing but a very overpriced Impala. Escalade? I can’t possibly discuss it without using racist epithets. Buick Regal? Nice, but it’s not a Buick, it’s an Opel, a German everyman’s car, not a premium car by any means.

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Enclave? Lovely to look at. but the whole concept of such large SUVs is so beyond insanely stupid, I refuse to discuss the issue. And and I’ll be kind to the LaCrosse by simply not discussing what a cheap-looking, poorly-designed, dull, derivative (and blatant Lexus ripoff) design it is. The CTS is nice, but other than the very interesting wagon variant, there’s not a single reason to buy one over its non-Japanese competitors.

Only people with low standards could possibly hold such vehicles in high regard.

The Corvette serves its appointed duty in a perfunctory manner, but thanks to that wizardry known as GM’s marketing department, the car has managed to garner a reputation not of a serious GT, but as a status symbol for fat, balding, middle-aged men who leave their wives to run off with some exotic dancer. The Z in Z06 surely must stand for Zbornak.

GM’s most clever products are the ones that most of the local redneck denizenry poke fun at: such as the chirpy, cheap ‘n’ cheerful little Spark, a far more interesting car than the dour Toyota Aygo or cheap ‘n’ not-very-cheerful Hyundai i10.

GM cars aren’t bad . they’re just not that great . There’s nothing particularly interesting about them, and other than oddball niches (Corvette, Lambdas), there’s not a single GM product that’s not shown up by some other manufacturer. I applaud GM for some of its clever innovations, such as E-boost, and its sheer audacity to produce the Volt, but there needs to be much, much, much more innovation at GM.

So while GM tackles the bottom end with a great degree of competency, it totally fails at the upper end, which is where automakers show their real mettle. When Buicks are competing with Mercedeses, and Cadillac are leeching Bentley customers, then I’ll give GM the props it deserves. Until then, it’s brickbats.

I find it disturbing you are so negative toward GM. Why do you bother to come here?

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