Category Archives: Auto da Fail

Tire Patch. Or …

Fait not accompli.

Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.

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Introducing the GMC Flop Sweat

Strange and frankly inappropriate shit makes me laugh, so I got a chuckle out of this example of everything that has been wrong with the U.S. auto industry since about March of 1949 (via The Financial Times):

General Motors rolled out fresh incentives on Monday in an attempt to staunch plummeting sales of gas-guzzling sport-utility vehicles, pick-up trucks and other slow-selling models.

The Detroit-based carmaker said it would offer interest-free financing for up to six years – an unusually long period for such promotions – on vehicles such as the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon SUVs, the big Hummer and the Chevrolet Silverado pick-up [This nifty tool provides a wee hint as to why sales are sluggish -ed].

Hey, yeah! Because if people don’t want something, the thing to do is sweeten the deal on the something they don’t want. Because … um. Well look, you don’t want to buy a foreign car, do ya? And uh … the price of gas can’t keep going up forever, can it?

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