I agree with Dan. If you're a car guy in the truest sense, then you dont like a car because of the badge, you like a car because of what it is, because of the soul. Im a very broad minded person when it comes to cars. Sure I have my Intrepid that Ive owned since I was 16 and dumped thousands and thousands into, but I've also had 2 other really cool cars. Ive had a 1990 Honda (yes HONDA) Prelude Si with 4 wheel steering and a 5 speed. I loved that car. It was quirky and had alot of character. A blast to drive to boot. My current DD is a "blasphemic" GM product, oh no! My 95 Park Avenue Ultra is awesome. Its built like a tank, the motor is virtually bullet-proof and the fact that its supercharged and its the best sleeper I can think of isnt half bad either. I love most cars. Every car has its flaw. Every. Mopar is indeed no stranger to that. Look at the 2.7 design and half-assed cheap interiors on anything from the 70s all the way until just recently. But being a car guy, you look past the flaws and into the "soul"
I've been in the Auto Parts Industry " many different aspects " since the early 80's and
have been turning wrench's since I was 10 . Do I know everything ? NO WAY !
I myself try to be open minded about many things but being in business and being an
owner really opens your eyes as to how poorly run a company like GM is and was.
When a company cries to us , the Government and the people that they need 70 billion
to survive and then less than 6 months later their bragging that they paid back 18 billion ,,,
give me a break ! The dam guys paid us back with the money we loaned them.
And the sad part is that they fooled a lot of people with that move.
Also - We drove Saab's for many years and with GM owning it for more than 20 years ,
all they did was steal some technology and run it into the ground.