Nonsensical Wild Ass Rumor of the Day: GM Buys Mazda

Frank Williams
by Frank Williams

Is Ford selling Mazda to GM? Although there's absolutely no indication it would ever happen, the United Press International seems to know something the rest of us don't. Their headline about the NAIAS Car/Truck of the Year Award proudly proclaims "GM wins car and truck prizes." Since we know the Mazda CX-9 won the truck award, it only stands that UPI has some insider information that the rest of us don't. Either that, or they need to hire some real automotive writers and quit letting their business writers write about things about which they have no clue. Just sayin'…

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  • Strippo Strippo on Jan 14, 2008
    The Opel GT is a rebadged Solstice, not the other way around ;-) Actually it's almost literally a rebadged Saturn Sky. Same difference.
  • Anonymous Anonymous on Jan 14, 2008

    A Chevy Cobalt and a Mazda3 aren't even on the same playing field. At least, three years ago when I was test driving cars in a search for my next car, the Cobalt was a joke. While I didn't buy a Mazda3, it was more comfortable, more practical (storage, rear passenger seating), and more fun than a Chevy Cobalt. I don't even know if it's possible to "tart up" a Chevy Cobalt to the point that it could compete with a Mazdaspeed3 (test drove one last year for the fun of it).

  • Drifter Drifter on Jan 14, 2008

    Mazda3 (when compared to Japanese competition) is rough riding, loud, gas guzzling sub-compact which comes 17in V-rated tires that probably lasts half as much as the ones on Corolla/Civic/Sentra. The mid-size Nissan Alitma delivers same/better mpg and more HP than a Mazda3s should speak volumes of Mazda's engineering prowess (or the lack of).

  • TomAnderson TomAnderson on Jan 14, 2008

    I think it's safe to say United Press International is the keeper of the drive-by journalism flame...