Thursday, June 14, 2007

Big mess in Rome


The presidential Cadillac actually broke down in the streets of Rome..
It is funny (hear the crowd laughing) but also a bit sad.

You would think the car our president is in would be GM's most reliable machine.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't be too quick to bag GM over this, but I would opine that a great Dallas 1PM moment was sadly lost to the world here.

Anonymous said...

The presidential Cadillac has nothing to do with GM.. It's all aftermarket. It doesnt even have GM engine...

Anonymous said...

Oh no, stop the presses, a Cadillac broke down!!! Like that's never happened to another head-of-state's car before. As far as the laughing crowd, well, there isn't much to laugh about in Rome. Ever been to Rome? It looks like it hasn't been cleaned since Vespasian was emperor, so I guess they'll take their laughs when they can get it.

Anonymous said...

These cars are so heavily modified, they're probably more unlike a Cadillac than like.

But this was hilarious anyway.

Anonymous said...

"but I would opine that a great Dallas 1PM moment was sadly lost to the world here"

What's that supposed to mean, that Pres. Bush should have been assassinated like JFK in Dallas? Crass and ignorant comments really have no place on a website about cars. In the future, keep your vacuous political twaddle to yourself.

And BTW, it was 12:30, not 1 PM.

Anonymous said...

This Caddy is heavily modified with all sorts of intelligent devices. The Limo's anti-theft sensor shut down the engine because it was, um, in Rome...Smart car! Too smart.

Anonymous said...

GM does not make this car and it is a non gm engine, also, its been rumored that it broke down b/c of bad gas. Still funny tho.

Anonymous said...

"You would think the car our president is in would be GM's most reliable machine."

But he does, any other Gm or ford product for that matter, would have barely made it up the ramp onto the plane let alone cope with a few miles of difficult roman terrain.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't be too quick to bag GM over this, but I would opine that a great Dallas 1PM moment was sadly lost to the world here.


Someone on YouTube posted "where the hell is a suicide bomber when you need one?" Of course the person who wrote that is probably being tortured in Gitmo by now.

This whole incident if funny, and it brings out all brands of humor. From GM to Rome to the president, none were spared. Thanks for the video, Vince. It was enjoyable.

Another Anonymous said:

What's that supposed to mean, that Pres. Bush should have been assassinated like JFK in Dallas? Crass and ignorant comments really have no place on a website about cars. In the future, keep your vacuous political twaddle to yourself.

Then where are your car comments? How 'bout that new Citroen? Will the face lifted 500/Taurus be enough to bring sales for Ford? I'm one of the few who seem to like the new Lincoln MKS interior. You?

Anonymous said...

That is pretty dangerous ...someone is getting the whipping back in Washington.

Maybe they should contract out to Toyota or Honda, eh? They make here in America anyway.

Anonymous said...

Then where are your car comments? How 'bout that new Citroen? Will the face lifted 500/Taurus be enough to bring sales for Ford? I'm one of the few who seem to like the new Lincoln MKS interior. You?

You want car comments? Here are my car comments. I don't like the new C5. Headlights are weird and the interior is just plain ugly and too busy. The Taurus/500 is a good car, and the new V6 should help sales more than the name change. I like the MKS interior, too. There, yas happy?

Anonymous said...

"Someone on YouTube posted "where the hell is a suicide bomber when you need one?" Of course the person who wrote that is probably being tortured in Gitmo by now."

Or better yet, maybe the YouTube ignoramus will meet a particularly gruesome end. As for the Caddy, hey sh*t happens, especially given the boatload of electronics on board such vehicles.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

You want car comments? Here are my car comments. I don't like the new C5. Headlights are weird and the interior is just plain ugly and too busy. The Taurus/500 is a good car, and the new V6 should help sales more than the name change. I like the MKS interior, too. There, yas happy?


Yes, thanks, I'm very happy, but the real question seems to be are you happy?

Thanks for the car feedback, though. I hope the engine helps the Taurus. It's a good car even if virtually everyone here seems to hate it. I have two neighbors who love their 500s. (Of course they both retired from Ford, so it's like asking a mother if she thinks her child is handsome)

Anonymous said...

The White House should seriously consider using LEXUS LS.