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You know how they say that no publicity is bad publicity? Well, they're wrong. Chris Divris, Toyota product planner on the Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with machine gun mounts on the bed being the Taliban's vehicle of preference. They lost a great deal of their core buyers. When you try to please everybody, often you please nobody. Paul Kuhn, Park Motor Sales, Detroit, on the 1998 redesign of the Lincoln

“You know how they say that no publicity is bad publicity? Well, they're wrong.”
— Chris Divris, Toyota product planner on the Toyota Tacoma pickup truck — with machine gun mounts on the bed — being the Taliban's vehicle of preference.

“They lost a great deal of their core buyers. When you try to please everybody, often you please nobody.”
— Paul Kuhn, Park Motor Sales, Detroit, on the 1998 redesign of the Lincoln Town Car, which critics say looks like a giant jelly bean. A new design is planned for '03 models.

“Nobody is great forever.”
— Analyst James Hall of AutoPacific, on the ups and downs of the auto industry.

“‘We will not rest until the owner of a BMW who rents a Buick or a Pontiac at the airport, opens the door, sits in and says ‘Holy mackerel, I had no idea American cars were getting this good.’”
— Bob Lutz, on his objective for General Motors products.

Sources: Ward's, Detroit News, Ward's, Wall Street Journal

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