Wild Ass Rumor of the Day: Caddy and Buick Zeta-Based Flagships D.O.A.?

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

Technically, GM would have to build their rear wheel-drive Zeta-platform-based Cadillac and Buick flagships and THEN kill them for the cars to be D.O.A. Not to be pedantic (much), and keeping in mind the fact that I was the one who wrote that headline, if this rumor from GM Inside News is accurate, then GM's flagships are stillborn. In any case, it's another cut-and-paste moment for the ill-fated Zeta: on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again. And yes, I left one out. Or two. While we await confirmation, can there be any doubt that Car Czar Bob Lutz and his minions are an abject failure at product planning, lurching from crisis to crisis without any coherent long-term plans? I'm reading between the lines here, but it seems that even GM Inside News is fed-up with this "fluid" state of affairs. "If true, this is just yet another twist in the ever-changing product programs at GM. Recently there has been a lot of shuffling with the product programs to reflect the changing market and GM's current financial position. Stay tuned, I'm sure we'll have more soon!" Roger that. So to speak.

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  • GS650G GS650G on Aug 06, 2008

    It's good to be mike douglas, that's for sure. Instead of T-mobile commercials she should do GM commercials. "GM, wish for more"

  • Axel Axel on Aug 06, 2008

    TriShield: Zeta was the single most promising product program GM had in the pipeline for the past few years. Why, why, why?!?! Chronic fishtailing when driven in winter anywhere north of the Ohio? Mammoth driveshaft housing taking up half the cabin space? Lousy fuel economy? RWD is niche. It is for sports cars, pistonheads, and luxobarges. Most of that niche already owns a 300/Charger, a Mustang, a BMW, or a GS/LS. It is not suitable for economical, mainstream transport, which is what GM really needs to nail if they have any hope of survival.

  • Axel Axel on Aug 06, 2008

    GS650G: Instead of T-mobile commercials she should do GM commercials. She makes Jill Wagoner look like Hillary Clinton.

  • Capeplates Capeplates on Aug 07, 2008

    Luv the new headlights - a prominent feature I appreciate