GM boosts pickup truck deals to shed inventory; analysts say it's a good time to buy

  • Article by: TOM KRISHER , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 17, 2012 - 7:15 PM
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theagonybhoDec. 17, 12 3:31 PM

This isnt good news, sales obviously are down.

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ddellwoDec. 17, 12 7:34 PM

GM's truck product is stodgy and dated compared to the competition. Unfortunately for them, their "new" truck in 2014 is nothing more than a freshened variation of the current vehicle, while Ford is set to release an ALL NEW version of the F-150 in 2015.

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FrankLDec. 17, 12 8:46 PM

I saw how GM's inventories are piling up last week, more than just the pickups. This economy is very soft. Wait til we get the profit (not sales) reports from the retailers. I think it will be ugly.

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thankbhoDec. 17, 12 8:54 PM

Did GM pay back the billions they owe us tax payers yet?

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abby39Dec. 18, 12 8:38 AM

I like the idea of purchasing a new Chevy Z71 pickup but cant get over the idea I would be purchasing and helping GM (Government Motors. That puts me in the market to purchase a Ford -someting I never thought I would do.

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raineyrooDec. 18, 12 9:38 AM

ddellwo - what pickup trucks do not look dated? Aside from adding a different chrome grill, some cheap leather, and a couple more cupholders, there really isn't any new earth-shattering technology like you would see in a German car.

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marcymmbDec. 18, 12 9:54 AM

thankbho****GM still owes us somewhere between 26B and 35B. The volt was their downfall but that what happens when the government tells you what to build.

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drposterDec. 18, 1210:02 AM

raineyroo - Not defending GM, but what exactly is earth shattering and new from BMW/Mercedes, same old RWD now with traction control. Comparing the two isn't even logical, they're built for different purposes, and different environments. A fair comparison might be Land Rover and they are notoriously plagued by shoddy quality and build issues.

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ruphinaDec. 18, 1210:09 AM

marcymmd- don't forget that the government also stiffed shareholders and creditors out of billions and gave it to the UAW in the biggest payola in History by the Most Corrupt Administration Ever, Anywhere-Anytime. Bill G.

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ddellwoDec. 18, 1212:45 PM

raineyroo -- I have to disagree with you on the evolution of trucks. While I will grant you that the outer dimensions of a large truck are never really going to change that much (there's only so many ways you can make a 'box' that fits a 4'x8' sheet of plywood) if you compare pick-ups and cars from the '50's to their counterparts of today, one could easily argue that trucks have advanced far more than cars over that same time period! And this favorable comparison would hold true for many different cateogories -- fit and finish, comfort and ameneties, ride and handling, power and economy, the integration of technology, etc.

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