Looking for a quote to sum up the economy in general and the auto business in particular?
Try this: "The only thing certain about the next 15 to 18 months is uncertainty."
I'll give the credit to my boss, Keith Crain, speaking at a staff meeting last week.
No one knows what's in store, and anyone who professes otherwise is the worst kind of charlatan. As 2009 approaches, be wary of sales predictions for the new year.
One thing is certain: Solving the credit crisis — and doing it quickly — is paramount to the health of the auto industry.
Every phase of this business operates on somebody else's money.
Without credit, manufacturers can't buy steel and glass and rubber. Dealers can't order new cars and trucks, and customers can't buy them.