Do you get as upset as I do about people that continue to repeat old worn-out arguments? It seems like every expert panel on television and radio business programs is loaded with all sorts of pontificates exposing “expert knowledge” about the automotive industry. These wizards keep repeating a four decade old chant. It goes something to the effect of, “well if Detroit would build what people wanted it would not be in this problem.”
This has been particularly disappointing lately as the industry has had a remarkable rebound. Detroit’s auto makers are still not getting the respect of the media and many car buyers that it deserves.
It was very obvious in April, 2009, the world's last major independent automaker, the Ford Motor Company, sold 201,000 vehicles. During the same month, Toyota USA, widely acclaimed for selling what people do want, only sold 126,540 units according to Auto Observer.