NEW YORK – General Motors Corp. is in position to take substantial market share away from Ford Motor Co. and DaimlerChrysler AG’s Chrysler Group over the next five years, says Saul Rubin, auto analyst for UBS Warburg. A growing advantage in variable costs gives GM the ability to tell its competitors, “If you don’t back off, we’ll take you to the cleaners,” Rubin says. GM’s cost advantage, which Rubin forecasts will last at least five years, will enable the auto maker to continue selling ...

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