(Vice Chairman Robert) Lutz and I spend a lot of time on product programs. We spend every Thursday looking at product programs, and we spend most Friday afternoons in a meeting to look at cars that are in launch or in development, to look at the execution. When we have these meetings, we have the suppliers right in there with us. I'm not hearing from the suppliers that are working with us these kinds of things that GM is just after price only.
Certainly GM is after continuing to pass along productivity improvements, just like our consumers are asking us to pass along our productivity improvements. I mean, we've seen negative prices out there. This is the sixth year in a row. This is a great time to buy a car or truck.
The other criticism that we've had is that we didn't have enough technical capability that when the suppliers sent in recommendations on how to improve perceived quality and take out cost at the same time, we didn't. Those, quite frankly, backed up. The feedback I'm hearing from suppliers is that that process has improved dramatically at GM.
Are suppliers feeling the pressure? Yes. Are we feeling the pressure? Yes. This is a tough marketplace. But the whole idea of bringing suppliers in early, utilizing their best ideas, their best technologies, is something that I'm absolutely dedicated to do.