This has been a very interesting thrad I agree. Everything from hopeful dreams (solid front axles) to full blown debate of "to buy", or "not to buy", and a few good sarcastic remarks for good measure. And on the latter, I've got a perfectly good '97 Suburban with a brand new 4L60 that's going back to the shop for the second time since it was swapped in under 400 miles. If I have this right, and the 100,000 mile warranty on it stands, that's only 500 more tansmission repairs under warranty
Anyway, it will be interesting to see how this plays out after the election. I do like the time period between elections and people taking their new offices simply because once the hangover wears off, something actually happens. Good or bad, action is taken. I really think GM just needs new leadership. Their new trucks are pretty sweet, the Volt has potential, and the new Camaro will draw people to look at GM (so they better not screw that up). They do however need to respond to the market better and apply a bit of forethought to the market. I already gave my opinion on the merger and stand by it. On the bailout... well crap. Ya, it'll probably happen, a lot of people will be pissed, some will be happy, but if GM doesn't get on the ball, it is simply prolonging the ultimate collapse. I'd like to see them get it together, but I'm not an optimist.
As far as buying a vehicle from a company that's going down... buy two. Spare parts are going to be hard to come by. And yes, I would. Only because I like the Duramax and can fix damn near anything.