Has anyone noticed that Buick is pretty much where Oldsmobile was when GM decided to fold Olds? Back in 1999, Olds sold 352,000 cars and trucks. Last year Buick sold 337,000. In 2000 – the announcement came in late 2000 – Olds sold 289,000. This year Buick is tracking around 290,000. To paraphrase Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest: To lose one division, Mr. Wagoner, is a misfortune. To lose two is carelessness. Of course, we hear about $3 billion for product to save Buick. ...
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