May 15, 2008

The Automotive Industry of Doom Part 1.5

Looks like an agreement may have been reached with UAW Local 602 which should result in the popular Lambda vehicles (Buick Enclave, Saturn Outlook, and GMC Acadia...and soon a Chevrolet version) resuming production. Oh but at the same time I read this information, I found another union striking on GM. The CAW (Canadian Auto Workers). WHAT?!?!?!? The stinking Canadians? There's a whole other issue American car manufacturers have. They build too many different vehicles in too many different places all over the world. The few times I've been out of the country, I've seen some great models that they don't build here. How about this, take all of the best in every country, build just those models, and offer them to the world. What's that? World car? Yes, it's been thought of, tried, and there's been some failures. But, if it's done better, it would work. Oops. This was 1.5 but it almost became 1.75.