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Old 11-20-2006, 07:13 AM   #1
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GM's Lutz says open to Ford alliance

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ZURICH, Nov 19 (Reuters) - No. 1 U.S. carmaker General Motors is open to an alliance with its No. 2 rival Ford, Vice-Chairman Bob Lutz said in a newspaper interview on Sunday.

Asked whether GM would choose to go it alone or merge with Ford, Lutz said, "We are open to alliances. But we can also be successful alone."

Lutz spoke in an interview in the Swiss newspaper SonntagsZeitung.

Both Ford and GM are restructuring North American operations to adjust to a loss of market share in their home markets. GM is attempting to recover from a $10.6 billion loss in 2005.

Lutz said GM remained open to a smaller deal with Renault-Nissan after GM declined to pursue a larger tie-up with the French-Japanese group.

"We would have been in agreement with a smaller deal on engines, and we still are today," he said.

After nearly three months of talks, GM, Nissan and Renault said in October that they would end their discussions on a possible partnership.

Lutz told the newspaper that GM would have benefited from the proposed alliance far less than Nissan and Renault.
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:08 AM   #2
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Bleed GM bleed.

I want to watch the death of a fat, slow, product of the 80's. You made your bed, lie in it. Hopefully from your ashes a real american car company can be reborn.
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Old 11-20-2006, 09:06 AM   #3
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Bleed GM bleed.

I want to watch the death of a fat, slow, product of the 80's. You made your bed, lie in it. Hopefully from your ashes a real american car company can be reborn.


I think the American OEM have heads up the rear, collectively, but I don't hope they bleed; it can only effect our economy negatively.

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Old 11-20-2006, 10:59 AM   #4
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Gosh, I hope they have already bled enough and can turn it around. Heck, GM and Ford have collaborated on the 6 speed auto tranny. No reason that sort of model cannot continue.
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Old 11-20-2006, 11:43 AM   #5
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Bleed GM bleed.

I want to watch the death of a fat, slow, product of the 80's. You made your bed, lie in it. Hopefully from your ashes a real american car company can be reborn.

Don't be ignorant. I could say the same towards Ford, but that's not necessary. Domestic competition is a good thing, especially for national welfare. Helps keep prices low.
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Old 11-20-2006, 05:33 PM   #6
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Helps keep prices low.
Hopefully this time around, it'll be low prices with Toyota/Honda quality/reliability.
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Old 11-20-2006, 05:40 PM   #7
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Isn't toyota building more cars in America than than GM?

I am so bothered when "American" cars are outsourced. Is the Canadian made camaro more american that the camry from Indiana?
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:30 PM   #8
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GM should have nothing to do with Ford. GM seems to have seen the light and is actually improving - Ford is so clueless they are just treading water. Gm should do the right thing, and just walk away from Ford as quickly as possible.
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let's see how TWO american companies will do.
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Well its either GM and Ford or Toyota and Ford... Its desperate times for Ford, they need help quick... Toyota then becomes completely american
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This is the equivalent of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush joining forces to bring morals and intelligence back to government.
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GM should have nothing to do with Ford. GM seems to have seen the light and is actually improving - Ford is so clueless they are just treading water. Gm should do the right thing, and just walk away from Ford as quickly as possible.
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Bleed GM bleed.

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Old 11-21-2006, 01:47 PM   #14
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Hey, I am sorry that people do not like my opinion, and I am completely aware of the economic hit that this contry would take if GM did die, but I am so sick of waiting and hoping things turn around only to seem them fail time after time to improve.

I am sick of hoping...produce something other than a limited run specialty vehicle worth buying...if not... screw it fade away.

I appologise for my calousness...
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Isn't toyota building more cars in America than than GM?

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