Well we all know that Ford is announcing the layoff of some 30,000 jobs today. Why is it that Honda,Toyota can make a very nice small car like Civic or Corolla yet GM,Ford just cant seem to do it? Plus the GM/Ford economy cars get like 5 MPG less in the city and highway? They just dont get it plus when you factor in quality they still dont get it. Seems Fords/GMs solution to quality is to make commercials stating how Quality is job 1 and other spin yet Toyota/Honda dont even bother with that because they are putting quality into the products and the consumer knows it. I blame the bean counters at both companies because when you start running a company with bean counters you are sure to run the company into the ground. When GM/Ford were jumping on the Big Hog SUV bandwagon Honda was still working on fuel thrifty cars knowing one day Gas prices would again go sky high and they would be ready with a great product like Civic. GM/Ford could give a hoot about MPG??? I blame management at both companys yet its the American workers who again get screwed. GM/Ford Management you deserve it! On a side note we have a Mercury Mystique who's thin paint job began showing itself after only 2-3 years??? Quality isnt job one with the greedy big 3 and they reap what they sow which is loss sales. Look forward to our next car which will be a Toyota or Honda thats built in the U.S.A.