Quote of the Day: Plus a Change Edition

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

Sr. Farago,

A candidate for Quote of the Day, perhaps. (If nothing else, its context may entertain you.)

“[W]e haven’t told our story very well. I’m not sure the public understands that Detroit is back. We’ve got some high-value, exciting products out there, but I’m not sure that the message has reached a majority of the American public.”

Bob Lutz (or Pete DeLorenzo) this summer? Nope: then GM prexy/COO Robert Stempel, quoted in the October 1989 issue of Car & Driver.

Le plus ça change, le plus c’est la même chose.


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  • Cicero Cicero on Oct 24, 2008

    GM -- Une compagnie distinguée affligée avec les clients stupides

  • Runfromcheney Runfromcheney on Oct 24, 2008

    See. I TOLD you that the shortsightednesses of GM, as well as their "blame everyone but us" attitude stemmed from the Roger Smith era.

  • Demetri Demetri on Oct 24, 2008

    GM has been saying the same thing for the past 3 decades. Even if you believe that their product is good now, it doesn't matter because they suffer from boy-who-cried-wolf syndrome. Their blew their credibility years ago, and now no one is listening.

  • Cdg2lax Cdg2lax on Oct 24, 2008

    Cicero little correction Une compagnie distinguée affligée de clients stupides Keep the french coming though ;-)