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    Who knew

    ....not me! From today's WSJ:

    SYDNEY-— General Motors Co. GM -1.50% will scale back operations in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand, its latest move to reduce exposure in tough overseas markets while investing more in autonomous and electric vehicles.

    GM said Monday that it will stop selling and designing Holden vehicles in Australia and New Zealand by 2021, marking the end of a brand that began in the 1850s as a leather and saddle company and now has some 1.6 million vehicles on the road. GM also said it would stop selling Chevrolet vehicles in Thailand by the end of 2020, and is selling a manufacturing plant in Thailand to Great Wall Motor Co., a Chinese company.
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    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” ---Sir Winston Churchill

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    Too bad they made some great looking utes over there in Australia. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-...ute-1/11973726

    I buy one in a minute. Always loved the Ranchero and El Camino from here, but that one is just bad-ass.
    Fred

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    trump inspires me everyday...inspires me to vote blue...inspires me to call out the insanity... inspires me to push back against any and all supporters of the small handed orange clown

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredK View Post
    Too bad they made some great looking utes over there in Australia. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-...ute-1/11973726
    I buy one in a minute. Always loved the Ranchero and El Camino from here, but that one is just bad-ass.
    The steering wheel is on the wrong side, Fred...It would just confuse you......Ben
    “I firmly believe that it is not wise and statesmanly for our leaders, in this their darkest hour, to teach our people to avoid sufferings and hardships at the sacrifice of fundamental principles of government and the democratic way of life. On the contrary, it is their bounden duty and responsibility to inspire our people to willingly undergo any kind of difficulties and sacrifices for the sake of noble principles that they nourish deep in their hearts. Instead of depressing their patriotic ardor, the people should be inspired to be brave and courageous under all kinds of hardships and difficulties in defense of what they consider righteous and just. We shall never win or deserve the esteem and respect of other nations if we lack principles and if we do not possess the courage and valor to defend these principles at any cost.” - Tomás Confesor, Governor of Iloilo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckman View Post
    The steering wheel is on the wrong side, Fred...It would just confuse you......Ben
    I admit it still confuses me for the first day or so---the worst is a stop sign where I'm going to make a turn---I have to sit there and sort out which lane I am heading for!
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” ---Sir Winston Churchill

    "Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all." ---John W. Gardner

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    I guess I ought to forgive and forget what the former iteration of GM did to its bond holders, but I still hold a grudge. Screw ‘em.
    ...............
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    No Holdens? Damn, I've coveted a few over the years.

    There are so many cars, and so little time.

    Hunter
    "Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

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    I visit the BVI and when you rent a car its an american car but they dive on the left... 2 beers and I'm screwed....

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