Speedline02 (GME Chat!!) wrote:
1. Continue running the Cavalier. This was probably a bad idea, because the foreign market was beating the piss out of them, as far as the econo-boxes went
2. Make a whole new compact entirely. This was what they should have done (in my opinion). Make more options at every level. Turn Honda and Toyotas plan against them. Make a compact sporty car that could rival Nissan's Sentra SE-R, Honda's Civic Si and Dodge's Neon SRT-4. ANYTHING that would make someone in that market consider GM.
3. The horrible truth: GM takes the same J body and Eco from the Cav, wraps it up with newish, modern plastic and call it a Cobalt.
Uhm... The cobalt is a delta body, not a j-body. the first delta was a saturn ion, released in 2000 (5 years before the end of the J run) and had the 2.2 twin cam in it (As we all know now as an "ecotec"
The j body had to end in 2005, there is no way it would pass the new side impact standards imposed in 2006.
I do agree with you... GM has lost their way.... a lot... this is why my next car will be a Hyundai... and not just because i work for em
Cody Star wrote:
z yaaaa wrote:
one thing i absolutely hate about my manual window z24 is the fact that gm placed the @!#$ crank RIGHT where your knee sits so its unbelievably annoying.
the fact that the trunk carpet NEVER stays behind the weatherstripping.
when the door latch freezes up and it wont latch without you totally messing with it for hours. and the POS driver side door hinges that let the door sag over time.
the @!#$ty stock stereo wiring. wont support an aftermarket deck for @!#$.
no 'shreader valve' on the LD9's fuel lines.
and lastly.....THE @!#$ SEAT BELTS!!!! I HATE THOSE NECK GRINDING SOB'S AND THE STUPID SEAT RETAINERS!!!!
lmao thats why i have 4 seat belt tickets with my cav
Dave Z wrote:
That being said, I wasn't a fan of the Js at first, but they do grow on you......
. Nothing bothers me more than a dash with 50 buttons and switches, making the car look like an airplane cockpit.
Dave Z wrote:
So, You are saying, A cheap, mass-produced, economy, throw away car, gave you problems??????
My Cav was built on Friday.
*knocks on wood*
my current 03 sedan was made on a TUESDAY. on April FOOLS DAY! I looked up the vin number and it said it was built 4-1-2003.
TheSundownFire (GME Chat) wrote:yes in deed
^^^Is that an eclipse engine?