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US Government expected to own over 70% of General Motors after they emerge from Bankruptcy Protection. Will this impact your decision to own a GM automobile?

Will these changes in American Businesses that were too big to fail, impact your consumer choice?

Do you think sales will go down or up? What's your opinion?

Should the Government use it's "ownership" priveldges to give GM and Chrysler contracts advantages for gov't fleet over (for example) Ford (who didn't ask for help)? If so, isn't this punishing Ford for standing on their own?

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/27/business/27auto.html

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 5:10 PM on May. 30, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (50)
  • We're a Nissan family...just bought a Murano. None of our friends buy American cars either. :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:13 PM on May. 30, 2009

  • I'm a single mom living paycheck to paycheck, and it doesn't matter who owns it to me, as I do not plan on buying a new car anytime soon.
    gludwig2000

    Answer by gludwig2000 at 5:14 PM on May. 30, 2009

  • We are a Toyota family, but if we were going to buy American, it would be Ford.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 5:16 PM on May. 30, 2009

  • My hubby comes from a Nissan Family, too!!!! :o)
    I have always owned GM/Saturn. But I won't buy another again. I have lost confidence in the company. If Saturn could break away successfully and make it on their own producing the same vehicles, then perhaps. We are looking at buying 2 new cars in the next 2 years. I don't like Fords, but hubby would consider them. I am looking into the foreign makers. It's a rather wierd feeling after owning so many GM vehichles to date. But GM has lost my confidence....
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 5:16 PM on May. 30, 2009

  • Depends on how the new owner handles all the out of country manufacturing locations.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 5:22 PM on May. 30, 2009

  • I refuse to own a car.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:50 PM on May. 30, 2009

  • eh, that won't influence my decision. I am waiting to buy a car that encompasses the new alternative fuel standards and good size so I can drag the kiddos to the pool and soccer and not take out a loan. Plus, if I buy one of the cars now, worried it won't have any resale.
    urkiddingright

    Answer by urkiddingright at 6:05 PM on May. 30, 2009

  • I'm a Toyota person myself. Just bought a 2 year old Sienna. However the governments hands on anything makes me think more than twice.
    sopranomommy

    Answer by sopranomommy at 6:06 PM on May. 30, 2009

  • I am planing on putting money into my 94 Toyota Camry. I don't need the government giving me BS excuses for crappy cars and then forcing me to buy them. Sorry I will keep my old clunker and make it nice. and NO I will never buy an American car agin!!
    kittymommy

    Answer by kittymommy at 6:08 PM on May. 30, 2009

  • WE JUST TRADED OUR CHEVY FOR A FORD!!!! nuff said! we're going to start a blog about how and why not to buy GM.

    thundernlight

    Answer by thundernlight at 6:28 PM on May. 30, 2009

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