One item that didn't get a lot of play is what we are buying. According to StatsCan's (national) figures: truck sales - pickups, vans and SUVs - surpassed passenger car sales for only the fourth time in ten years.
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Interesting, considering that smaller, more fuel efficient cars are supposedly what the car-companies-formerly-known-as-the-Big-Three are supposed to embrace to save themselves. From The Detroit News:
"General Motors Co. is reworking its future vehicle plans to include more small cars, including a new subcompact that will be built in Orion Township. And the need to develop small cars in a hurry was one of the primary factors that pushed Chrysler Group LLC into the arms of Italy's Fiat SpA."