Comments on: Hummer don’t hurt them: Are Japanese consumers allergic to big cars? http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/hummer-dont-hurt-them-are-japanese-consumers-allergic-to-big-cars/ How to make, save and spend money in Japan. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 03:29:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: Al http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/hummer-dont-hurt-them-are-japanese-consumers-allergic-to-big-cars/comment-page-1/#comment-54679 Sat, 23 Jul 2011 23:45:40 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=2643#comment-54679 Obama forced GM to shut down the Hummer unit of General Motors in 2010.

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By: Dosanko http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/hummer-dont-hurt-them-are-japanese-consumers-allergic-to-big-cars/comment-page-1/#comment-54581 Sat, 23 Jul 2011 03:46:51 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=2643#comment-54581 John Grey,
From the tone of your post it seems as though you’re the one who is insecure about something. My advice is not to worry about what other people drive. If they want to throw their money away on something you think is foolish, more power to them. Lord knows we all buy things that other people would consider a waste. (This from the owner of a work-a-day domestic car.)

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By: Dosanko http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/hummer-dont-hurt-them-are-japanese-consumers-allergic-to-big-cars/comment-page-1/#comment-54578 Sat, 23 Jul 2011 03:29:19 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=2643#comment-54578 To the author,

You assert: “Most likely, METI added the Hummer to the list in yet another attempt to placate American trade negotiators who still couldn’t understand why Japanese people weren’t buying more American cars.”

Could you be so kind as to provide the reader with any evidence for this assertion? (Other than, of course, the link you provided, which contradicts what you said.)

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By: danman http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/hummer-dont-hurt-them-are-japanese-consumers-allergic-to-big-cars/comment-page-1/#comment-54317 Thu, 21 Jul 2011 03:02:45 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=2643#comment-54317 I couldn’t get into my neighborhood without someone guiding me and couldn’t park at my house if I had a Hummer. Also gas is too expensive and Japanese know that US cars are far inferior to Japanese in terms of reliability.

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By: shiruba http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/hummer-dont-hurt-them-are-japanese-consumers-allergic-to-big-cars/comment-page-1/#comment-53867 Sun, 17 Jul 2011 01:25:34 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=2643#comment-53867 To say GM is comparable to Mercedes, etc. is a bit disingenuous. Those companies are foreign, but have “Brand Image”. GM will be seen in the opposite day, more as a budget model for those who can’t afford Toyota, etc. Since the general preference is for smaller size, it makes sense that that’S what they should sell. The size issue hasn’t usually been a economic issue either, it’s simply rational. Buying and using larger cars than one needs is wasteful on many fronts – whether one can afford to waste or not, waste is a bad thing for society, and larger cares make the road a more dangerous place.

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By: John Grey http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/hummer-dont-hurt-them-are-japanese-consumers-allergic-to-big-cars/comment-page-1/#comment-53832 Sat, 16 Jul 2011 20:50:51 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=2643#comment-53832 Why on earth would any sane person living in Japan want to own a Hummer?
There are already plenty of studies out in the rest of the world, why people buy huge cars. The answer has always been obvious…
People with an inferiority complex compensate that usually with a huge car to show off. Cynics even say that buying a car like that is a need you feel, when you are afraid that one particular part of your body is too small. So, at least on the outside, you will want to have something that is so big, that no one will dare think “small” looking at you. Also lets face it… for a bodybuilder the use of steroids is a MUST! And the result this will have INEVITABLY on one’s penis is a sad, scientific fact.
Basically, unless you are just that little bit retarded, you will never get the idea to buy a Hummer….
Let me give you another hint. It is not a coincidence that this is an american car…

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