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    http://autos.yahoo.com/articles/auto...NsawNnbS1kdWRz

    I just love that the Hummer H2 made the list. Gawd I hate that thing.
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    The Aztek deserves it's spot on that list as well.

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    I loved the Corvair though. First car I bought with my own money was a 1963 Corvair Convertible in bright yellow. Great fun car.

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    How does the EV1 get on that list?

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    I doubt the EV1 was GMís worst car, but rather it was too early for its time. My father who installed power stations for the EV1 stated that the EV1 was too good (it didnít require any maintenance as the electric system was reliable and simplistic Ė relatively speaking). Rather, I would say the EV1 was a leap of innervation trounced by management decision.
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    Default In defense of GM:

    I suppose it's en vogue to **** on GM these days. In fact, GM always has been an easy target because of its size, and it's good sport to bag on the evil empire.

    But I've had probably more fun than I can remember thanks to GM, and a lot of people have built great careers because GM exists. Just think, how many people have jobs because of the small-block Chevy? Not because of Chevrolet, just the engine.

    As questionable as the decision to greenlight some of the above-mentioned vehicles might have been, GM has built and does build some incredible products. To wit, a few of the finest in no particular order:

    - Any Bel Air/Impala between 1955 and 1970, the family sedan as cool as it can be
    - 1963-67 Corvettes, if you don't know why these are on this list, there is no hope for you
    - 1968 and 1969 Corvair, one of the most beautiful small hardtops ever
    - 1958 Eldorado, post-war American opulence and excess
    - 1959 Cadillac, the most prodigious tailfins ever
    - 1962 Bubble top Impala SS 409, the Beach Boys gave credit where due
    - 1967 Chevelle SS, Smokey Yunick's most famous car never to race
    - 1969 Camaro Z28
    - Any GTO from 1964 to 1970
    - 1970 LS7 Chevelle SS, the absolute king of all muscle cars
    - 1970 Buick GSX, a svelte ground pounder
    - 1970 Oldsmobile 442, could have been your father's Oldsmobile
    - Any Suburban from the Carryalls of the late '60s to what's coming off the assembly line right now, the most useful SUV that invented the SUV
    - Any Chevy or GMC truck from 1955 to present
    - Any Cadillac XLR or XLR-V
    - Any 2000 and up Cadillac STS
    - Pontiac Solstice GXP, it's not Miata, but it is a pretty fine little roadster
    - Pontiac G8 GT or GXP
    - 2009 Cadillac CTS-V, the fastest four-door production car on the planet
    - Saturn Astra, great little hatchback platform
    - Any Z06 Corvette, 2002 to present, world-beating, world-class supercar for an incredible price

    I could continue, but it's safe to say that what GM did right far outweighs what it did wrong.

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    I just loved these boats... RIP my old drag racing days.




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    Gaaaaaaaaaaa, I can't believe I forgot the 1987 GNX. Outstanding car. While I'm at it, I should mention the 1989 turbo Trans Am and the 1996 Firebird Formula with the WS6 package.

    I also have a deep appreciation for GM's pieces and parts:

    - Turbo Hydramatic 350
    - Turbo Hydramatic 400, which I've seen used in everything from a Rolls Royce to a tractor-pull sled.
    - The Saginaw power steering pump, the same basic unit that was in my 1971 Buick GS is in my 2005 GMC Sierra.
    - The big-block Chevrolet, still squeezing more cubic inches, more rpm and more power from that 45-year-old "porcupine engine"
    - The LS V-8 engine architecture, which is good from 4.8 liters to 7.0 liters and still is comparable in size to the original small-block.

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    on the hummer: "these vehicles do have genuine off-road skills"

    I thought the h2 was a chevy tahoe chassis reskinned. The H3 had offroad skillz?

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