Musings of an Aussie design strategist gone North

2010 GMC Terrain


And you gave them HOW many of your taxpayer dollars!?

Get mad people. And then do something about it.


Filed under: Car, Design, Design Strategy, Things I Hate

2 Responses

  1. Ben says:

    I lol’d.

    Jalopnik said GM says that this thing gets 30mg. My eye it does.

    “But it’s what consumers want!”

    If I was shopping for a new car in Oz, right now to replace our 2002 Mazda Premacy (which I bought used about 15 months ago), there is really only one thing that fits the bill: A Renault Scenic. Most people, I would guess, who are in my situation, would not even be aware of the Scenic. Everyone else, Ford, Holden, Toyota, Mazda, etc, would put me into a small 4wd thing. Honda sell the Japanese style Odyssey here, but it’s on the order of $5-8k more than a CRV.

    Of course, in Oz we can say that the lower import tax on 4wds make that sort of pricing possible, and is a disincentive to, eg, Mazda to sell the Mazda5 here when they can make more per car on selling people the heavier, thirstier, less practical CX-7.

    What’s the rest of the world’s excuse?

  2. […] more than a cynical attempt to polish the turd that is their corporate image. Travesties like the Terrain only add insult to […]

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