Told you so

1.23.2006 – I tell you that GM is doomed, because its pitch point on the Buick Safeway Dairy products Lucerne is the heated windshield washer fluid.

2007 – George W. Bush props up GM with money so it’s not an obvious victim of the Bush Recession.

2009 – Obama has little choice but more money to these clowns to stave off a full Bush depression

2009 – GM goes bankrupt anyway.

2010 – GM:  Guess what, America.  Our fancy goo spewing windshields were all fucked up as it turns out.  Thanks for playing.

General Motors Co. is recalling 1.5 million vehicles to fix problems with a heated windshield washer system that could cause a fire.  The recall covers several vehicles made between 2006 and 2009, including the Buick… Lucerne…

GM previously launched a similar recall in 2008 to add a fuse to address a potential electrical short, but there have been new reports of incidents since the improvement was made.  There have been reports of five fires, but no injuries or crashes, GM said today.  GM is offering to pay vehicle owners and lessees $100 and remove the heated windshield washer fluid system, according to a safety recall notice today.

 

Why GM is Doomed

Doomed, I tell you.

Not for the lactose intolerant…

1. Their all new 2006 Buick Lucerne looks like a Jetta

Buick Lucerne
But our fenders got portholes (HT: Rich Rodriguez, BTN)
VW Jetta
VW Jetta

I get confused every time I see one.

2. They have a full-page ad in this month’s Car and Driver, plus an aggressive TV ad campaign. The pitch point? Not the big ass V8, or “Stabilitrak” or “Magnetic Ride Control.” No, it’s heated washer fluid. (No, not this kind (See B)). WGAF? Really? Who? Oooh, scratch the crud off the windshield in the print ad so we can brag about our hot liquid magma washer goo. Woo-hoo!2.a. “Buick – Beyond Precision.” Beyond stupid.3. It’s almost too easy…Lucerne,  meet Lucerne

It’s not like they didn’t have fair warning.