I find it unbelievable that GM is closing, er idling, the Saturn plant in Spring Hill. First, the Saturn car was abandoned, [and now] the Chevy Traverse, after a $750 million cosmetic procedure, has moved it's production to Detroit.
That leaves acres and acres of a production facilty, 2,000 ex-workers, and countless adjoining businesses without income and paychecks. How could this happen to GM?
Saturn was touted 25 years ago as a "new car company," something totally revolutionary in GM's history and line-up. Then, the typical engineering, mechanical and electrical problems surfaced and the car was just another brand enjoying so-so styling.
It baffles the mind to witness America's car manufacturing capabilities always coming in second to the Japanese. The much heralded Chevy "Volt" debuting next year is another round of "revolution," but stickered at $40,000 I wonder. I know Detroit, Flint and other cities need the work, but couldn't they have built the car here in Tennessee?
Is there a light at the end of this tunnel?
Paul D'Argent, 37209