Everything is aluminum today. They finally at all mfgs found the right way to seal engines up accept for Ford on the Turbo 4 in their little coupe.
They used a wrong gasket.
The direct injection 4 cylinder you may be driving has a number of similar things.
Direct injection is 4,000 pounds and up in most applications be it V8 or 3 cylinder.
This engine actually is more simple than the 1990 ZR1 Lotus engine.
Stop posting you dreams from reality here.
GM stock has been at a Al, time high and sales and profits both have been good even in the trying times the last few years.
in the mean time Chrysler was sold twice since the bail out. For has yet to pay the 5.9 billion loan back the the Energy department and still has loan leveraged on its plants.
If they had not been majority owned by the Ford family they were have been taken over with stock riding often below $9.
In this day and age all automakers are at risk and GM is not at the top of the list any longer for failure.
We have not seen the last of the partnerships and mergers with a number of the other players. The cost of the aeV programs will take a toll on other soon.
Ford already has had to make deals with VW.
Ford does not own anything at Chrysler.
Ford is getting EV tech for delivery vehicles. They traded Ranger tech so VW can sell a truck under their name.
This was well reported stories.
More deals are coming like Honda buying SUV tech and GM building them for them. GM will share some car tech from Honda in exchange.
Right after GM and Chrysler were bailed out Ford cried they did not get any money. So the Obama admin made them a loan from the energy department. It is due to be paid back this year and still has not been paid.
Ford did not fail as the banks were giving loans as they failed first. Those loans are still outstanding and are leveraged on their plants.
Ford was no better off than anyone else.
You need to get your facts together as what you state is fantasy.
For anyone that had no clue of the energy department loans is the one who needs to get some enlightenment.
FYI the future really needs the Bronco and Maverick to do well. They need the money to fund the EV programs.
I just spent time with both and the new Ranger. Be prepared they took many quality shortcuts. Blown Bronco engines and leaking roofs see going to be the least of the issues.
Insaw things that really show cost cutting. Floating calipers? Even my Canyon has 4 piston calipers. Rear seats that will not fold flat in the Ranger and Maverick?
Ford still has the loans out standing yet now. You did not even know anything about them.
Yes Ford protested the GM and Chrysler loans because they never had that option since the banks were still loaning money.
the Fact us they still owe $1.47 billion is still money owed. It may not be much to you but it is still money owed.
GM turned over a large part of the company to the government. That was a big risk for both parties.
The Obama people sold too soon and failed to get what they could have gotten if they had held on. They sold at $36 and could have nearly sold for twice that had they held out. Yes they could have made a lot of money.
Not claiming saint hood here. GM had decades of major managment failures. But that is common as Ford and Chrysler both have not really set an example of good management either.
Ford to be honest nearlybfsiled under HF1 due to his reluctance to move forward from the T model.
Edsel was the only saving grace there and it may have killed him from the struggles with his father.
HF2 nearly killed Ford several times due to his cluelessness. He was a total drunk and only was saved by Leedo. Then he went to war with him nearly crashing Ford again. They ten prospered under Peterson only to stall under Bill Fordcas he was he also had no clue. Since then it has been a mix of leaders with no real direction. At least Bill knew to get out of the way.
But got the last few years with Ford stock below $9 a share only the Ford family owned majority saved their A$$ from buy out.
To be honest all three companies survive because of the number of people they employed and the number of industries tied to it.
I have never claimed GM was saints, you just not mad because I pointed out that Ford was no better.
The landmark was planted by the Honda S2000, 240HP from 2 liters, over 1HP per cc. The new Z06 achieves 1 HP per cc of displacement. Hmmmm. I sure wish GM would scale this tech down to 2 liters and a smaller more usable sports car larger than a Miata.