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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...


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geeforce
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 3:37:25 PM

looks like a american version of a Toyota Yaris.
Tony7111
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 5:57:27 AM

I imagine people already waiting to buy this vehicle when it hit the dealer shops.
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 5:12:06 PM

great post fastrite...great post.... Now if GM will take the hint...
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 5:10:53 PM

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

fastrite
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 8:45:04 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?
Dodge_Me
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:44:16 PM

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.
mobil1MN
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 9:55:02 PM

old
sparky808
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:38:07 PM

old post.
tomok
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:28:01 AM

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.
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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!
matthwbar
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:04:54 AM

We'll see....
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:56:20 AM

Car54BC08
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:53:48 AM

Another repeat
BumpinButch
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:12:53 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!"
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:12:28 AM

Give me a break, this article smells like a dead rat it is so old now.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:11:47 AM

OKAY...
smoketown
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:10:10 AM

Old article............
vcsuksu21
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:09:24 AM

Ok
DblChek
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:07:39 AM

Not for me
sit
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:06:49 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.
rampower80
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:06:17 AM

If anything like the volt, if will flame out quickly.
AriesMMD
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:05:52 AM

There comes a time when one must sink or swim.
Emmamae1
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:05:14 AM

looks like a good deal.
slvrdo_dsprdo
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:04:41 AM

It's the replacement for the Aveo. I hope it's built better than those, though.
Eflander
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:03:59 AM

?
LtRTH
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:03:55 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.
jony
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:03:51 AM

topic is getting pretty stale
jjw0608
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:02:54 AM

More old news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
95Vette
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:02:53 AM

Old Old
lonewolfhead
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:02:22 AM

old old old
q2
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:02:17 AM

old
bicycler
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:01:46 AM

good luck to GM.
jtfftj
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:01:32 AM

Is Obozo going to buy one when he get fired in November?
texashoudini
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:00:35 AM

No spark for GM.
jony
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:00:03 AM

we should be buying local all the time and maybe we wouldn't be in all this world hassle all along
waterwerks
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 9:59:19 AM

blah...
RAIDER757575
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 9:59:12 AM

YEA
VanIsleLes
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 9:58:10 AM

Good .. let's buy local :)
1stClicker
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 9:57:18 AM

Old news.
walkit1
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 9:56:47 AM

GM's great June sales were because the Federal government bought a huge amount of cars and trucks. Watch these guy's.
MarAzul
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 9:56:01 AM

Ok.
benjy
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 9:55:27 AM

3 days in a row is old news....
nehemiah
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 9:53:11 AM

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Tutootin
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 9:50:21 AM

This is no longer "news"!
vizilo
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 9:49:32 AM

stale stale stale - disguised long-running infomercial??
TBecker1415
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 9:48:58 AM

ok
deaconjones
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 9:48:36 AM

OLD STORY AGAIN.....
OOXXFF
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 9:48:18 AM

Good for Spark.
cateyes8264
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 9:47:37 AM

its just a ride though no much on confort
Ron77095
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 9:47:15 AM

What?
Catfish93001
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 9:47:06 AM

3 days for this article?
TA33
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 9:45:30 AM

old news from Government Motors.
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