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Old 06-28-2007, 11:32 AM   #1
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General Motors selling Allison

This could be good news for those who would like an Allison transmission in something other than a GM truck. Check out Yahoo Finance.

Carlyle Group in deal to buy Allison Transmission for $5.6B: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance
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According to the article GM is keeping the pickup/SUV wing of the company. I wonder if the deal includes a prohibits the new owners from encroaching on that market segment.
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:30 PM   #3
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According to the article GM is keeping the pickup/SUV wing of the company. I wonder if the deal includes a prohibits the new owners from encroaching on that market segment.
They better - they still haven't come out with a production 3/4 'Burb with the Duramax/Allison combo, yet!

My guess is this will have more of an effect on the medium/heavy truck markets....
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Great article. First I'd heard of it. I agree, I don't think this will effect pickup trucks, but MoHo RVs, I think, particularly the biggies could be squarely in the crosshairs.

I wonder why GM is sellin' it. Seems like a cash cow with brand recognition.
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Great article.

I wonder why GM is sellin' it. Seems like a cash cow with brand recognition.
Have you seen their latest revenue figures? That is a hint!

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I hadn't but going by what you posted, I'm assuming they weren't all that great!
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What about Allison?

OK.....OK......We are painfully aware of the most likely reason GM is selling Allison...but

What I would like to hear is what all of you think this means to us as far as the availability of what some believe is the "Top Rated" transmission for a TV.

Will Ford or Dodge get a new tranny, or maybe even a foreign owned brand?

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Okay, I've deleted all the union posts, let's all try to keep on the subject of Allison, and what its sale means to us. And yes, I started it...Sorry.
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I'd imagine GMC will still use an Allison. If we are lucky Ford and Dodge will get an Allison option but I doubt it.
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Okay, I've deleted all the union posts, let's all try to keep on the subject of Allison
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GM Selling Allison Commercial & Military Truck Business

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Great article. First I'd heard of it. I agree, I don't think this will effect pickup trucks, but MoHo RVs, I think, particularly the biggies could be squarely in the crosshairs.

I wonder why GM is sellin' it. Seems like a cash cow with brand recognition.
See specifically the paragraph about GM talks with the UAW and the model created between Goodyear Tire & Rubber and the Unites Steelworkers Union.

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The Carlyle Group is an investment banking outfit. Investment bankers aren't known for trying to improve companies they buy. They are cutters and slashers that only look at the bottom line. Once that's improved they'll sell it and move on. They really don't look for long term investments.

That said, it isn't always a bad thing.


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OK.....OK......We are painfully aware of the most likely reason GM is selling Allison...but

What I would like to hear is what all of you think this means to us as far as the availability of what some believe is the "Top Rated" transmission for a TV.

Will Ford or Dodge get a new tranny, or maybe even a foreign owned brand?

John
Has anyone on the forum seen a new information on this sale? Will other makes beside Chevy and GMC get Allison transmissions?

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