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  • iffydog iffydog Jan 4, 2013 11:49 AM Flag

    seven out of 10 imports are GM nameplates


    GREEDY UAW HARD AT WORK PUTTING MORE MEMBERS OUT OF WORK!!!! great job demanding a two tier workers program where the new hires only make one third as much Great job UAW Must be why in 1979 GM had a 51% market share all by themselfs until today less than 25% Thank you cashness cashless or the number 52 added Thanks UAW for making Americans buy better cars some where elce.

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    • Thanks GM for creating American jobs while the Japanese are manipulating the YEN to steal from Americans.
      At GM's expansive technical center, 30 miles south of Orion, engineers worked to make the Sonic accelerate faster and ride quieter than the Aveo, its cheap South Korea-built predecessor. The Sonic emerged with hatchback and four-door versions. It came in eight colors, including bright orange, and it got up to 40 mpg on the highway.

      The car hit showrooms with a sticker price of just under $14,000 — $1,300 less than the Fit. A year later, the tiny Chevy was the best-selling subcompact in the country. Last year, GM sold more than 81,000 Sonics. Hyundai's Accent finished second at 61,000.

      GM is confident the Sonic will soon turn a profit, largely because workers at Orion keep finding ways to cut costs. Earlier this year, a team in the body shop suggested a small fix in the plant's machinery. It ensures that the car's frame fits together correctly every time and reduces the amount of steel going to the scrap heap, saving money.

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