OK first of all what i feel a lot if not the majority of people don't understand is that the government is not just handing over 25 billion dollars. They have specifically chosen what the money can and can not be used for. The 25 billion is to retool manufacturing plants to build more efficient vehicles such as hybrids, electrics, and other alternate fuel sources. That will not get GM out of the water. as a matter of fact it won't even help.
What we are going to see is a serious reduction in the variety of vehicles produced. We already saw the end of HUMMER and i think the same ill happen to Buick. also instead of chevy making a cobalt a malibu and an impala I think they will whittle it down to just the malibu maybe.
Even with gas prices down there still won't be a market for new vehicles. GM, Ford, and Chrysler will all be forced to cut production way down and completely eliminate certain trim levels, certain models, and even certain companies all together.
Secondly, GM WILL NOT sell 80,000 camaros a year. there is just no way demand will be that high. not in the next 4 to 10 years at least. people are cutting back on luxuries and are managing their money more wisely and a new sports car just doesn't fit into most peoples lives.
I love camaros don't get me wrong. I am just giving you the cold hard truth. I hope I am wrong but we as a country and a world are facing tough tough times ahead and now is just not the time to be splurging.....