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News Hummer: Made In China

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Avatar: 167814 2011-07-31 00:46:27 -0400

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I know a lot of staunch Republicans that are going to be ****ed off about this.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090602/ap_on_bi_ge/us_automakers

DETROIT – General Motors Corp. took a key step toward its downsizing on Tuesday, striking a tentative deal to sell its Hummer brand to a Chinese manufacturer, while also revealing that it has potential buyers for its Saturn and Saab brands.

China’s Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co. said Tuesday afternoon that it reached an agreement to acquire the brand from GM for an undisclosed ammount. The Detroit automaker had announced Tuesday morning that it had a memorandum of understanding to sell the brand of rugged SUVs, but it didn’t identify the buyer.

Sichuan Tengzhong deals in road construction, plastics, resins and other industrial products, but Hummer would be its first step into the automotive business.

Keakealani

Avatar: 183276 Sun May 31 19:53:42 -0400 2009

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Ugh, they should just discontinue Hummers altogether – it’s impossible not to look like a total douche when you’re driving that thing, even if you might not be. But hey, if they can downsize their line and make room for more fuel-efficient and innovative cars, I’m all for it, really. I wish we could do it in a way that just allowed for the natural death of these monstrosities, but if that’s not possible at least the Hummers are in China – and the pollution there is so bad a few Hummers probably won’t change a thing xD

Samildanach

Avatar: 143751 Tue May 19 21:18:21 -0400 2009
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Uhm… from all the news reports I’ve read, they’ll still be made in America. Just under the aegis of a Chinese company. I don’t think there’s a larger market for insane gas-guzzlers than the us anywhere outside of perhaps the Middle East.

Like a lot of “foreign” cars, there’ll probably be just as much American labor involved at the end of the day, it’s just that the really big bonus pay checks go to Chinese businessmen instead of American businessmen.

Fortunato

Avatar: 72902 2010-02-03 18:45:17 -0500
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I also belong to the group that is happy to see them gone, with one important issue with them. They were designed for military use, and I don’t want to see overseas ownership either diminish the quality or reduce their usefulness to the army. Except that, I am happy that they are no longer American, and I hope this dramatically cuts down on domestic consumer purchases of them.

Samildanach

Avatar: 143751 Tue May 19 21:18:21 -0400 2009
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Fortunato Posted:

I also belong to the group that is happy to see them gone, with one important issue with them. They were designed for military use, and I don’t want to see overseas ownership either diminish the quality or reduce their usefulness to the army. Except that, I am happy that they are no longer American, and I hope this dramatically cuts down on domestic consumer purchases of them.

AFAIK, HumVees are used by the military. The Hummer hasn’t actually been a HumVee almost since it was first released. It was just a blocky overpowered SUV. I could be wrong, tho’.

Also, domestic purchases have apparently been dropping like a stone already, that’s part of why the brand is being offloaded.

Keakealani

Avatar: 183276 Sun May 31 19:53:42 -0400 2009

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Oh, yeah, I would definitely not want to see our military capabilities reduced… but I think that’s probably not that big an issue. The model for a military jeep-type vehicle would certainly have specifications different than a consumer product, so offloading the consumer model shouldn’t have an impact anyway. Also good to know that it’s more a matter of being owned by a Chinese corporation, as I suppose that preserves jobs and whatnot… although I dunno. I think I’d still rather just not have them at all xD

CreepPipe

Avatar: 4204 2010-01-24 16:18:28 -0500
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I’ve actually been sick of hearing this in the last several months since there is a GM plant roughly 20 miles from where I live. Every night on the local news it’s the same song and dance. A bunch of 50 year old white males protesting and saying how everyone who doesn’t buy an “American made” automobile is killing the economy and supports communism/socialism.

But at the same time they fail to realize their hypocrisy and don’t realize how much production and manufacturing of those “American made” vehicles are outsourced.

In all actuality Honda and Nissan really are the most “American made” car manufacturers, yes they may be Japanese companies but the majority of bumembly within both companies is done here in the United States. Making the majority of the employees paid for the process of bumembly going to Americans.

Also maybe more people would be interested in buying GM/Ford/Chrysler and their sister companies products if they were more reliable and efficient.

Samildanach

Avatar: 143751 Tue May 19 21:18:21 -0400 2009
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CreepPipe Posted:

In all actuality Honda and Nissan really are the most “American made” car manufacturers, yes they may be Japanese companies but the majority of bumembly within both companies is done here in the United States. Making the majority of the employees paid for the process of bumembly going to Americans.

Also maybe more people would be interested in buying GM/Ford/Chrysler and their sister companies products if they were more reliable and efficient.

This has been pretty much my reaction. “Why are we infusing money into auto companies that don’t make cars Americans want to buy? Why shouldn’t they go bankrupt, and then we sell the facilities to companies that do make cars Americans want to buy?”

Likewise, I laughed out loud when news companies talked about the Pontiac line disappearing. “Gone will be the clbumic, iconic, blahblahblah.” Uhm, yeah, clbumic Pontiacs were cool. People loved them. The Pontiacs that have been coming out lately? Not so much. That’s why they sold so poorly the line had to be retired. Duh.

Watching the govt prop up companies that kept promising they could break even with a complete company overhaul… in just a couple years… really, we promise… blech. Buying “American Made” used to be a good idea, because it was a sign of quality and had the added benefit of keeping money in the economy. With better, more popular, more efficient cars being made by Americans under different company names, I see no reason why this is yet another exception to the “let the market decide” approach the other side of the aisle kept talking about.

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