the only reason i would care about GM, other than they are a HUGE part of the american economy, way of life, and history, is that my girlfriends uncle (fortunately) still is an assembly line worker somewhere in the midwest. well, last i heard he still worked there, and has for the past 30 years or so.
my girlfriends parents, and aunts/uncles that i've met so far, all have bought GM cars because of this. between my girlfriend and her parents alone they own a GMC Sonoma and Envoy, Pontiac (right?) Cutlass Supreme 95th anniv. edition, a Jeep wrangler and soon about to add a ford focus in there for her brother.
no, i dont like most of GM's car designs and such, but they are well manufactured veicles, and it would be a damn shame to see ANY domestic auto maker bite the bullet and go out of business.
recently i've seen quite a few new cars on the road, more than normal for the past few months, but not a single one is a US company. mainly Toyota, Mitsu, and BMW is what i've seen.
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GM posts $9.6B loss:http://www.wheels.ca/articlecategory/article/512356
but Subaru and Hyundai did post sales increases in 08!