I would like to own a car by an American automaker but the products just don't appeal to me. I have seen some of the prototype designs that they are considering and they do appeal to me. But for the life of me why don't they ever bring them to market? Take the Chevrolet economy class cars: Aveo. Now here is a car that begs to be revamped. I have watched a show where they actually showed the industrial design shop where they were considering something to challenge the Toyota Scion line of cars. Hip, cool, and in your face, yes it is economy but damn cool attitude. But that was a few years ago. Nothing new on the roads though. Nothing. Boggles the mind. Ford is still trying to get its act together, and Chrysler has just been bought by a private equity firm- or at least a good chunk of it. GM has posted record losses. As has been posted here. They try to appeal to a sense of nostalgia with retrodesigns. To me it smacks of desperation. I will not be surprised if we are down to only one American auto manufacturer in the near future if this keeps up.