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Tale of Two Cities

SolofTexas Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 10:07 AM
Daddio -- I don't see how playing a conjecture game helps. Three big Detroit based auto makers could not stand up to Japanese competition. The large Japanese manufacturers compete against each other (and there are more than 3). Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Suzuki, Mitsubishi built cars with features people wanted or needed (e.g., fuel efficiency, reliability, etc.). Detroit suffered from hubris and crony capitalism. That's what happened. Lack of competition contributed significantly to the problem and now there are only two American based automakers: (Ford and GM) and one of them (GM) will be in trouble again soon.
Curtis108 Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 5:32 PM
And Suzuki is stopping producing automobiles for the US market... competition in action!

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