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Subject:  Re: Ford/GM Value? Date:  12/9/2006  3:44 PM
Author:  Milligram46 Number:  5713 of 7023

GM is on far, far, FAR more solid footing than Ford is right now. GM has a plan, and it APPEARS so far to be working, 4Q numbers will be proof of yes or no on that. GMT900 platform is doing just what GM throught it would and a lot better than any of naysayers said. All of the fringe divisions are showing interesting turn arounds. The Buick Lucerne is outselling the Avalon. The G6 is outselling the Grand Am and light years better than the vehicle it replaced. Can't build the Solstice fast enough and the Torrent is single handedly outselling the SV6 and Aztek combined. Cadillac completed its turn around back in 2002 and Saturn is getting even some of the biggest skeptics to go, "whoa," with the VUE Greenline, the new 2007 VUE coming, the Sky, and the Aura - which is an absolutely outstanding vehicle and a screaming bargain at $27K loaded out with the Cadillac VVT 3.6L V-6 under the hood, the Pontiac G6 panorama sunroof, and a better 6 speed semi-automatic tranny than what you get in the Cadillac CTS! Despite $3 a gallon gas the Tahoe is outselling 2005 numbers, Sierra and Silverado sales are up with the arrival of the GMT900 platform.

Ford on the other hand appears to have no plan, has largely shanked almost every single product launch they have had over the last five years and has an uninspiring car line - which is a shame because the Ford Fusion trio is not a terrible car. Ford has put their factories up as collateral as part of their bailout plan!

GM sure isn't Toyota, and I wouldn't rate GM a "buy" right now, but I sure wouldn't say dump the stock either.
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