Originally Posted by Crash
Volt is actually doing fairly well. Gen II is selling about equal to what Gen II Prius did - and customer satisfaction for that car ranks highest among all cars (except Tesla).
Sure, it's not selling Sierra like numbers - but it's doing well in context to it's plan.
Ive always seen Volt as something like a brand or division within GM And that may be its saving grace. but it suffers from the same copycat identity crisis as the rest of the company.
Originally Posted by turbonium959
Mr. Musk would have a very hard time to sell Tesla Motors to any seasoned OEM right now.
Lets talk about GM who ...
Wrecked SAAB into oblivion and couldn't sell it for years
Let consumer Hummer die while the Wrangler soared
Trashed Saturn, the one brand attractive to diehard import customers, by turning away from that brand's blessings
Screwed up a deal with very technically competent Isuzu (not unlike the SAAB disaster)
Rebadged a bloody Subaru WRX as a SAAB!
Rebadged the POS Trailblazer as a SAAB!
Let Oldsmobile die too
And then went bankrupt
(Subaru escaped, jumped into bed with Toyota and the excellent + slow 86 was born. )
But then GM...
Rebadged a Volt as the Cadillac ELR
Let the Mustang overtake the Camaro in sales, probably for good
Reconstructed the E46 3 series ... why?
Gave Buick a sub-compact SUV that looks like a luxury mail truck...
Named a car after an Olympic champion .... why?
BUILT A COFFEE SHOP IN MANHATTAN!!!!
And will let you drive any Cadillac for the sweet sweet price of 1500$/mo.
If anyone is stupid enough to try, its GM. (And that's why I didn't get a C6 GS)