Could Obama’s Limo Hypothetically Be Recalled?
Yesterday GM recalled an astounding 3.2 million vehicles spanning 2000 to today. And it wasn’t only Chevy— Cadillac, GMC and Buick were all at the mercy of GM’s ignition issues. But it begs a question, could Obama’s limo actually get recalled? Let’s look at exactly what “The Beast” is though. Yes, it does bear much of a semblance to the Cadillac DTS (which was part of the recall), but in reality, it’s based off of Chevrolet’s Kodiak commercial truck platform and only uses the DTS as a pretty face (or ugly face). PHOTOS: See More of the 2009 Cadillac Presidential Limo
But that’s not where the details end.
You see, the 2003-2009 Chevrolet Kodiak medium duty truck on which it’s based, uses an extended G-platform for full-size vans. That same standard G-platform can also be found on cars like the 2011 Buick Lucerne, which was also part of the recall. Not to mention that GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado 2500/3500 HDs were also recalled, in which the Kodiak base could hypothetically share many technical components to those two pickups.
Of course, there’s a grey area, and we’re not going to jump to conclusion. The Beast is a highly modified, highly customized vehicle made specifically for presidential use using many different GM parts. But it’s definitely an interesting, and ironic thought, to say the least.
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