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Old 10-31-2009, 05:53 PM   #8
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Default Re: Report: Jill Lajdziak to Retire from GM by End of Year, GM

I think it's logical that she moves on after Saturn was axed. She did all she could, they just couldn't get the number of sales needed to continue the brand.

But Saturn made mistakes along the way too .. waiting too long to update their SC series, get a larger car and SUV, reliability problems that the SCs never had, lack of advertising (and poor advertising), and never defining themselves after they moved away from small, plastic sided vehicles. In the end they were just another GM division that really didn't differ from Pontiac or Chevy.

In Jill's defense, I don't know if some of this was her doing or the GM corporate structure's, which was infamous for bureaucracy and half measures. Maybe she'll write a book and let us know?

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