No more GM cars?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by 60103, May 20, 2005.

  1. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    There is a thread on the Model Railroader forum saying that General Motors is revoking all licences to make model cars in scales smaller than 1:64 (S scale).
    The discussion following it makes me take it seriously.
  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    It will be their loss more than ours because I will never buy/lease a GM car again. I have had a Chevy, a Pontiac or two and a Buick. No more thank you. We have many more options out there.
  3. emt49

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    yea i saw that too if its true we should all wright GM letters tell them how unhappy we are about there stupid choice :curse:
  4. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    At the rate their going, there won't be a G.M. to license anything in a couple of years!
  5. Badyin Macfadyi

    Badyin Macfadyi Member

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    Considerable discussion in 1/87 Vehicles & Equipment forum.

    I can't see Opel being very happy with the idea
  6. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    I'm Not Worried...

    Heh. Only Mopars on my layout.
  7. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    think i will take that long Russ :D
  8. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt. I don't see much evidence of G.M. having any idea what is wrong. Now they are loosing over $1 Billion per quarter, and they are canceling new platforms. When you are leaking profits like G.M. is you need new product, not a rehash of the same old money loosers that no one wants anyway!
  9. XavierJ123

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    GMs problem is a 1980s contract with the UAW that provides excellant health care and pension benefits for its employee. This contract was agreed upon when GM enjoyed 50% of the market. Now GM only has 25% of the market thanks to the free trade agreement and all the foreign competition and cannot afford these employee benefits. I am glad Asia is buying the USA so we can have jobs and drive foreign cars---but I hear----for example---Toyota doesn't offer the same excellant employee benefits.