Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Dinosaurs discounted

Item: From February 2008 to this February, General Motors sales dropped 53.1 percent.

Here we are in the throes of a deep-diving recession and car dealers are still pitching H2 Hummers. The ad below is from last Saturday's Oregonian.

Note the discounts.

Such a deal. For a mere $50,000 and five bucks back in change, you get the vehicle that Consumer Reports just ranked the second worst car on the market.

And if that isn't enough, it slurps along at 11 miles to the gallon.

If you want to pay a bit more, $57,902 to be exact, you can snap up a Cadillac Escalade. It gulps along at 13 mpg. CR says the Escalade's reliability is "well below average" and its braking distances are long. So too are an aircraft carrier's.

Both vehicles are made by the taxpayer-subsidized, woefully mismanaged General Motors.

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