As General Motors Tries to Move Cars Off the Lot, It Turns to One Local Saturn Dealer
|Saturn of North Texas managing partner Jim Smith in one of two G.M. national ad spots|
This morning, he shows up in the pages of The New York Times -- as The Face of Saturn, which is the first General Motors division running TV, radio and newspaper ads "that address the effects of the precarious situation." Actually, Smith is one of two Saturn dealers currently featured in separate national spots; in his, he says he's tired of listening "to these pundits talk about the fact that American car companies cannot build a car Americans want to buy." I wanted to ask Smith how he got the gig -- and whether the VUE 2-Mode Hybrid was a better ride than my POS 1996 Jeep Cherokee.