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Old 07-21-2006, 07:18 PM   #5
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2005 VUE 2.2L
Default Re: Polymer on Outlook

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Originally Posted by DesertPuma
The lame excuses I am hearing are:
  1. It's too expensive
  2. Panel gaps are too wide
Those are the two main reasons. To devlop a vehicle on a dedicated platform is not cost effective, and right GM just can't afford it. The VUE and ION are on shared platforms, but they were designed first to hold plymer panels, and the structure is very different than if it weren't. Besides that, the #1 ingredient in plastic is oil, and it's always setting a new record high. The panel gaps are not acceptable for the type of market will be going after soon. It will be a sort of Oldsmobile replacement, and Euro fighter. VW would be it's arch nemisis essentially.

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