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DOOM63

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:06:12 AM

General Motors Co. said Thursday it sold more than 1 million vehicles in 2012 with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rating of at least 30 miles per gallon highway. The Detroit-based company said it was the first U.S. automaker to hit that threshold in the United States.

"Our investments in advanced powertrains are clearly paying off and our smaller vehicles are resonating with customers," GM North America President Mark Reuss said in a statement. "In 2013, we'll introduce new diesel, eAssist and plug-in vehicles in the United States and expand the availability of turbocharged four-cylinder engines."From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130103/AUTO0103/301030383#ixzz2H7MeLIqG
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 2:53:28 AM

Alrighty then
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BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:16:55 PM

COOL
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ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 8:08:53 AM

Get ready for bankruptcy.
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Amplion
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 2:54:25 AM

Are these safe, reliable cars ???? I won't take a chance on them !!!!!

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Eugenian
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:56:18 PM

Good job, GM.
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andy1024
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 9:50:04 PM

Way to go, GM.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 9:15:57 PM

no deal
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surewatcher
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 9:08:32 PM

I wonder how many people will die because they drive vehicles without enough mass...
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:54:51 PM

whoopie!
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:28:37 PM

õ¿õ
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 5:46:32 PM

OUTSTANDING GM 30mpg
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clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 5:44:13 PM

That's not saying much because you are one of the 2 biggest U.S. companies out there.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 4:49:05 PM

Ok...so?
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 4:11:04 PM

Keep up the good work.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 3:15:41 PM

WELL I HOPE THAT IS TRUE. BUT WERE ARE THE 40 MPG CARS?
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sdslim
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 3:05:51 PM

How many for 40 MPG?
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flatrock14
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 2:22:41 PM

does it matter
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 2:19:47 PM

powertrains are clearly paying off
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 2:19:43 PM

Interesting!
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 2:16:55 PM

nice!
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 2:10:42 PM


So true merlinCO. It could have happened even earlier after the first shortages and long gas lines in 1973. It was finally improving in the late 70s until a special friend of Big Oil came along in 1980.
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 2:07:41 PM


The Hyundais and Kias so popular in Canada are such high quality vehicles, eh V..V..

It is great that GM has finally become serious about improved gas mileage and quality, despite the negative nabobs and skinflints around here.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 1:47:45 PM

You can always make yourself look good if you used to look terrible and you improved a little. Looking good in comparison to the rest of the world is another matter. My 2007 Corolla gets and has always gotten at least 32 mpg with no chest-beating involved.

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 1:02:13 PM

30 mpg should be a bare minimum
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:46:19 PM

Why did they do away with the engine that got 30mpg in a full size car loaded with luxury options? To make the crackerboxes look good at 35mpg?
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:34:43 PM

gm claims alot of things, and seldom are they true
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:20:56 PM

1 million substandard cars from GM.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:09:56 PM

How many were government fleet sales?
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:49:47 AM

Good news, heading in the right direction.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:43:01 AM

That should have been accomplished in 1980 with the first oil embargo. We could be on the edge of 50 MPG now.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:28:49 AM

Big deal. The majority of Americans still don't have the credit or funds to buy overpriced new cars.
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