To the Editor:
Media overreaction to General Motors' corporate restructuring neglects to note that virtually one in every three vehicles on the road today came off a GM assembly line, and that's a hard act to follow.
The fact is that GM is winning award after award after award for initial quality and dependability from J.D. Power and Associates and other industry-assessment experts.
GM is poised to increase its market share with the launch of vehicles such as the redesigned Chevrolet Impala SS and Monte Carlo SS that cruise effortlessly with GM's renowned small block V-8 with high-tech active fuel management.
I can picture Jackie Gleason, alias Sheriff Buford T. Justice, in pursuit of the Bandit after trading in his hardy 1976 Pontiac LeMans Cruiser for a pavement-peeling 2006 Grand Prix GXP. However, in all likelihood, the Bandit would be fleeing in a 0-to-60-mph-in-3.7-seconds Corvette Z06.
Old Herman Munster, down in Transylvania, would likely deem a new Chevrolet HHR in "Dark Vader" black as the optimum eye-catching vehicle in which to visit cemeteries at midnight.
Tough times come and go in the automotive industry.
But let us recognize what counts, and that is that an exuberant GM remains No. 1 in both sales and selection here at home and abroad.