Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    8:29 PM

GasBuddy News Article

39
votes
For GM: A 'Spark' of hope?

GasBuddy Blog -- When GM looks overseas, as all American automakers do, it scrutinizes wide-ranging travel trends in Asia and Europe to see not only which vehicles consumers are buying, but also how they're driving them, whether in bucolic rural areas or high-density urban settings.

And apparently it found a vehicle --the Chevrolet Spark-- that until now, GM had sold in Asia and Europe, but had been overlooked as a car for Americans... That's about to change.

In the Spark, you have a four-seater powered by a 4-cylinder engine; a very basic vehicle that gets you safely from point A to point B... It's a vehicle that should certainly stay out of the left lane, but, it's got power windows, air conditioning and a base price of $12,995. For...


Read the Full Article

Submitted Sep 08, 2012 By: PD
Category: GasBuddy Official Blog > Topics Add to favorite topics   Post new topicPost New Topic
Author Topic: For GM: A 'Spark' of hope? Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
geeforce
Rookie Author Phoenix

Posts:54
Points:1,100,805
Joined:Jan 2009
Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 4:37:25 PM

looks like a american version of a Toyota Yaris.
Profile Pic
Tony7111
Rookie Author Long Island

Posts:10
Points:5,375
Joined:Sep 2012
Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 6:57:27 AM

I imagine people already waiting to buy this vehicle when it hit the dealer shops.
Profile Pic
Gnusman53
Champion Author San Diego

Posts:10,850
Points:1,709,470
Joined:Feb 2004
Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 6:12:06 PM

great post fastrite...great post.... Now if GM will take the hint...
Profile Pic
Gnusman53
Champion Author San Diego

Posts:10,850
Points:1,709,470
Joined:Feb 2004
Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 6:10:53 PM

Now GM needs to release the vehicle that the Metro was..... high mileage...reliable...and really economical.....

Profile Pic
fastrite
Rookie Author Idaho

Posts:21
Points:362,495
Joined:Jul 2012
Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:45:04 AM

When will GM use their technology to produce a truly differentiating sub compact that gets upper 40s to 50s mileage. GM needs a better vision than the one they are using today. They need to step out and lead. The Spark shows they can follow other’s designs.

When is GM going to perform?
Profile Pic
Dodge_Me
Champion Author Atlanta

Posts:2,222
Points:1,021,940
Joined:Mar 2006
Message Posted: Sep 11, 2012 12:44:16 AM

Not for me but would rather see an american built car on our streets than an import. It kills me to see americans drive around in imports then talk about american spirit.
Profile Pic
mobil1MN
All-Star Author Minnesota

Posts:664
Points:1,298,185
Joined:Sep 2007
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:55:02 PM

old
Profile Pic
sparky808
Champion Author Honolulu

Posts:5,414
Points:1,189,800
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 1:38:07 PM

old post.
Profile Pic
tomok
Champion Author Portland

Posts:43,937
Points:2,958,835
Joined:Aug 2006
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:28:01 PM

Basic transportation it has to be better than the Yugo or Geo from Point A to Point B and back! Basic transportation: manual windows, manual transmission, manual radio, basic airbags, basic seat belts, basic price - basic all the way to keep the cost down. Repay the government money GM, then you can 'Spark,' sputter, spook, speak or 'krapS' all you want, wherever you want. Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, has a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
---------------------------------------------------
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, has a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
Profile Pic
matthwbar
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:6,547
Points:1,618,820
Joined:Jun 2007
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:04:54 PM

We'll see....
Profile Pic
hok
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:2,721
Points:1,560,950
Joined:May 2008
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:56:20 AM

Profile Pic
Car54BC08
Champion Author British Columbia

Posts:6,819
Points:2,110,370
Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:53:48 AM

Another repeat
Profile Pic
BumpinButch
Champion Author Texas

Posts:4,098
Points:1,104,710
Joined:Feb 2009
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:12:53 AM

the old saying I heard many years ago was this:
"As goes GM, so does the Government"
now it looks like it has changed:
As goes Facebook, so does the Government!"
Profile Pic
MertieMan
Champion Author Lexington

Posts:17,429
Points:3,508,910
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:12:28 AM

Give me a break, this article smells like a dead rat it is so old now.
Profile Pic
ratones1
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:3,328
Points:1,227,435
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:11:47 AM

OKAY...
Profile Pic
smoketown
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:8,663
Points:1,968,555
Joined:Feb 2008
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:10:10 AM

Old article............
Profile Pic
vcsuksu21
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:2,543
Points:964,085
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:09:24 AM

Ok
Profile Pic
DblChek
Champion Author San Antonio

Posts:3,429
Points:881,135
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:07:39 AM

Not for me
Profile Pic
sit
Champion Author Cleveland

Posts:7,699
Points:2,539,070
Joined:Feb 2006
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:06:49 AM

Govt Motors. Stock is way down since IPO and we the tax payers own plenty of stock whos value has done nothing but gone down. Thanks Washington.
Profile Pic
rampower80
Champion Author Kentucky

Posts:4,556
Points:1,069,550
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:06:17 AM

If anything like the volt, if will flame out quickly.
Profile Pic
AriesMMD
Champion Author Sacramento

Posts:2,891
Points:943,070
Joined:Dec 2011
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:05:52 AM

There comes a time when one must sink or swim.
Profile Pic
Emmamae1
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:5,849
Points:1,200,765
Joined:Oct 2011
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:05:14 AM

looks like a good deal.
Profile Pic
slvrdo_dsprdo
Champion Author Nashville

Posts:6,361
Points:1,283,160
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:04:41 AM

It's the replacement for the Aveo. I hope it's built better than those, though.
Profile Pic
Eflander
Sophomore Author Durham

Posts:147
Points:874,065
Joined:Mar 2008
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:03:59 AM

?
Profile Pic
LtRTH
Champion Author St. Louis

Posts:4,300
Points:1,190,770
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:03:55 AM

There's no spark left in GM, unless Obummer gives them more of our tax dollars. Let them fend for themselves. Ford did it without tax money.
Profile Pic
jony
Champion Author Florida

Posts:9,754
Points:2,138,475
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:03:51 AM

topic is getting pretty stale
Profile Pic
jjw0608
Champion Author Milwaukee

Posts:9,058
Points:2,183,800
Joined:Nov 2005
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:02:54 AM

More old news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Profile Pic
95Vette
Champion Author Missouri

Posts:3,894
Points:1,172,515
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:02:53 AM

Old Old
Profile Pic
lonewolfhead
Champion Author Texas

Posts:1,872
Points:1,070,685
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:02:22 AM

old old old
Profile Pic
q2
Champion Author Alberta

Posts:4,666
Points:988,220
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:02:17 AM

old
Profile Pic
bicycler
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:14,815
Points:2,598,445
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:01:46 AM

good luck to GM.
Profile Pic
jtfftj
Champion Author New Hampshire

Posts:2,717
Points:1,804,160
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:01:32 AM

Is Obozo going to buy one when he get fired in November?
Profile Pic
texashoudini
Champion Author Austin

Posts:3,890
Points:1,621,580
Joined:Jun 2009
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:00:35 AM

No spark for GM.
Profile Pic
jony
Champion Author Florida

Posts:9,754
Points:2,138,475
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:00:03 AM

we should be buying local all the time and maybe we wouldn't be in all this world hassle all along
Profile Pic
waterwerks
Veteran Author New Mexico

Posts:349
Points:185,930
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:59:19 AM

blah...
Profile Pic
RAIDER757575
Sophomore Author Orange County

Posts:127
Points:65,265
Joined:Jul 2012
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:59:12 AM

YEA
Profile Pic
VanIsleLes
All-Star Author British Columbia

Posts:898
Points:330,895
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:58:10 AM

Good .. let's buy local :)
Profile Pic
1stClicker
Champion Author Texas

Posts:7,935
Points:2,853,110
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:57:18 AM

Old news.
Profile Pic
walkit1
Champion Author Memphis

Posts:3,902
Points:1,641,505
Joined:Jan 2007
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:56:47 AM

GM's great June sales were because the Federal government bought a huge amount of cars and trucks. Watch these guy's.
Profile Pic
MarAzul
Champion Author London

Posts:6,060
Points:1,239,890
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:56:01 AM

Ok.
Profile Pic
benjy
Champion Author Chicago

Posts:10,836
Points:2,386,205
Joined:Nov 2003
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:55:27 AM

3 days in a row is old news....
Profile Pic
nehemiah
Champion Author Portland

Posts:6,345
Points:1,420,145
Joined:Jul 2007
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:53:11 AM

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Profile Pic
Tutootin
Champion Author Toronto

Posts:12,712
Points:3,682,525
Joined:Jun 2004
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:50:21 AM

This is no longer "news"!
Profile Pic
vizilo
Champion Author British Columbia

Posts:5,729
Points:2,590,650
Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:49:32 AM

stale stale stale - disguised long-running infomercial??
Profile Pic
TBecker1415
Champion Author Missouri

Posts:1,673
Points:378,700
Joined:Nov 2011
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:48:58 AM

ok
Profile Pic
deaconjones
Champion Author Cleveland

Posts:3,811
Points:401,050
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:48:36 AM

OLD STORY AGAIN.....
Profile Pic
OOXXFF
Champion Author Greensboro

Posts:5,651
Points:1,687,780
Joined:Sep 2009
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:48:18 AM

Good for Spark.
Profile Pic
cateyes8264
Champion Author Tennessee

Posts:3,332
Points:772,940
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:47:37 AM

its just a ride though no much on confort
Profile Pic
Ron77095
Champion Author Houston

Posts:5,696
Points:1,216,000
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:47:15 AM

What?
Profile Pic
Catfish93001
Champion Author Ventura

Posts:1,318
Points:307,790
Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:47:06 AM

3 days for this article?
Post a reply Back to Topics