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Old 06-28-2002, 07:33 PM   #1
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Default GM goes a bit weird...

Putting ABS and side airbags as options? What genius in marketing thought of that?

http://www.auto.com/industry/abs13_20020413.htm
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Old 06-28-2002, 07:36 PM   #2
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same genius who said that GM would save a TON of money on it.
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Old 06-28-2002, 07:37 PM   #3
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Must be for thoes idiots who think they can pump the brakes faster than ABS can
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Old 06-28-2002, 07:40 PM   #4
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same genius who said that GM would save a TON of money on it.
Apparently ABS costs GM $110/car....and it'll be a $300 option. Nice numbers for GM...
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Old 06-28-2002, 07:51 PM   #5
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saves them in production cost... makes them money in option costs... either way... some FatCat in Detroit is happy.
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Old 06-29-2002, 01:58 AM   #6
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I never had a problem without abs.... of course I wasn't driving skid happy light cars with narrow wheels either.
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Old 06-29-2002, 03:22 AM   #7
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screw ABS. i wish my car didn't have it. i've only used it once and thats cause of a farkin dumbass squirrel. i hate that pumping feelings. if i wanna slam on the brakes, they better damn well lock up!
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Old 06-29-2002, 05:01 PM   #8
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(adam sandler voice) who are the add wizards who came up with that one?
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