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LETTER: Knifleyan writes from home in Europe

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Our neighborhood is one of those that General Motors targeted with Chevrolet and Cadillac agencies to try to improve their European sales.

After two years not a single Cadillac or Chevy has appeared in the 'hood.

My neighbor, who is the principle owner of one of the world's most profitable sports franchises, explained it this way:

People outside the USA look at an American car and they see George Bush with headlights and a bumper; can you imagine explaining to your neighbor why you bought something like that?

May explain some of both Ford and GM's problems.

Richard Hovious,
Somewhere in Spain
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Re: Letter from Mr. Richard Hovious

Mr. Hovious' letter brings to mind (or what is left thereof) an old & quite possibly apocryphal (I think that's a big word for "probably a whopper") tale: The good folks at Chevy were greatly puzzled as to why a certain model Chevy was selling so poorly in Spain until some sharp duck in the organization figured out that Nova (no va) in Spanish means "no go."

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