June 7 -- General Motors execs had hoped to rent, not own, most of GM's deals with other automakers.
For example, GM wanted to be a partner with Fiat, swapping some equity, but mostly just sharing components.
Now, however, GM is acquiring the best parts of Korean automaker Daewoo. And it could be forced to buy all of Fiat Auto to save what it already has invested in the ailing Italian automaker.
Consider this: Combining Fiat and Daewoo sales with those of Saab, Vauxhall and Opel could make GM the largest automaker in Western Europe.
GM would rival the Volkswagen Group with some 20 percent of the market.
But weeding out all the models that compete with each other, could be quite a headache.