I have tried really hard not to get angry with American automobile manufacturers.
I know; we aren’t the only country that manufactures bad cars, trucks
and SUVs. The thing is I am an American.
Yep, I am a card carrying, baseball rooting, Mom’s apple pie, Porterhouse
steak, flag-waving American. I still believe that the Chicago Cubs can
win the World Series. When the country does well, I do well. The economic
survival of the United States is my survival. When the economy is hurt,
I and every other citizen is hurt. I might as well say it, expose my naiveté.
I care! Let the French and assorted, “I am so blasé and have
seen it all, we are sooo bored” Europeans snicker meanly; what they
think means zip diddely to me.
So American manufacturers, would you please stop making crap and do a better
job? You folks have got to get out of that “It’s always been
this way and it always will be”, rut. Last year Toyota surpassed
GM in total vehicles manufactured. That’s not what hurts. Pay attention!
Here’s what hurts.
Here is a statistic which heaps shame on American manufacturing in general
and specifically on GMC. 15.7% of our Lemon Law cases were GMC in 2007.
3.3% of our Lemon Law cases were with Toyota vehicles in 2007, and they
make more cars and trucks than GM!
Can American manufacturing build better products? Absolutely! Have we the
will, the pride, the business sense? Sadly, the jury is out. Regrettably
we all need to know more about the Lemon Law. If you want to read more
follow this link. www.normantaylor.com.