When I first asked about NUMMI, they said "no" back in the early days just when GM handed it to Toyota. NUMMI was only making cars like Nova and FX-16. Many years later, I decided look for a job and went to their website, and there's the tour. Went on it twice. It's a popular thing with the schools and the officials consider it as educational (true) and public relations thing.
If you want to make change, get the schools involved. Dept of Education can open doors. How could GM tell the kids "no." I really don't see anything worth a secret in building a Cobalt, that the Japanese, Korean, Chinese or Mexicans don't already know. I love my Cobalt, but I don't think BMW will copy the manufacture process.
I don't buy that 911 answer. It think GM just don't want to assume the liability. GM pays enough on legacy insurance, and don't need to worry about another insurance bill.
2008 Cobalt Sedan LT automatic
Last edited by GoLowDrew; 02-05-2008 at 07:22 AM.