Ask the Best and Brightest: "Maximum" Bob Lutz?
Commentator David Dennis asks…
I hope I’m not changing the subject too much, but there’s one thing that’s really bugged me about TTAC: your dislike of “Maximum Bob” Lutz. I may have read too many buff books, but I’ve always instinctively liked the guy.
I can’t help but notice that Chrysler had a pretty good car lineup when Bob jumped ship for GM. Once Bob was gone, their new car lineup disintegrated into the awfulness that has them in their current pathetic condition.
And likewise, once Bob started at GM, GM cars started getting a lot better, to the point where TTAC and other reviewers noticed.
Is Bob Lutz a great man or an out of touch domestic automaker drone? It seems to me that he’s pretty good at product development, or at least at convincing companies to approve better and more adventurous ideas already percolating.
I know he makes some outrageous comments but sometimes there’s a lot of truth to them, too.