Marine Corps chest thrust out, chin jutting forward, Bob Lutz livened up the Q&A at his speech to the J.D. Power International Automotive Roundtable by biting the hand that feeds him.
He is sick of “good enough” being the quality mantra at GM. And it's his mission to get rid of that sort of thinking. Fondly recalling his Swiss upbringing and years spent in Europe, Lutz used this opportunity to savage mediocrity-impaired Americans.
This wasn't some 78-year-old curmudgeon ranting about the good old days. This was the roar of a lion meant to wake up the cubs.
I won't use quote marks, because it's a paraphrasing and a summary of a much longer diatribe. Take a deep breath, and feel free to let fly with your best, gravely Bob Lutz impersonation …