Taxpayers lent billions and billions to American automakers... so how are they doing with my money? Exactly Zero American vehicles made Consumer Report's 2009 Best Value List. link Meanwhile, GM makes announcements about underperforming brands. Pontiac goes to the guillotine in 2012. Hummer will follow if GM can't find a buyer. Saturn only to survive if dealer network comes up with a plan to buy it from GM.link Also car dealerships drop like flies in 2008. A record 881 dealerships in US close in 2008, more to follow suit in 2009.link Can GM shrink its way to prosperity?