I had a list of great, and not so great things that happened in the automotive universe this year. Really, I did. While I pondered, and researched those “things”, the reality was I kept coming back to two defining themes that stand to make the year 2008 an extraordinary year in the history of the culture of cars.
I. The Mighty Big Three on the Brink of Collapse
The day of reckoning is here for GM, Ford, and Chrysler. For all of us consumers and enthusiasts who wondered how long these companies could sell the North American public crap products until it finally caught up to them, we have our answer. Too many brands, too many cars. And many of those cars are not appealing to consumers.Ã‚Â
Many of you are likely bracing yourselves for another rant against our domestic automakers. You will not be getting one from me today. Witness the car pictured below.