Brand Loyalty is so retarded. I used to be hands down without a doubt the biggest Chevrolet sackrider on the forum. I blindly defended the cars they produced, not caring if they were cobbled togethor fiber-glass rigs with just a bowtie logo. I thought they were the best because they were GM, and GM built the F-Body. Looking back, I feel so retarded. GM has got to be the worst company producing cars on the market today. They are too bureaucratic for there own good. They make stupid design decisions with the cars obviously at the bean-counters yelping to maximize their dollar per unit production cost ratio, and wind up losing even more money because people don't buy the pieces of shit when they finally figure out they are just buying one huge ass compromise with a rebate tag and a warranty. Even when they make a good decision, they make a bad one. Ideas that seem flawless on paper, GM somehow has the tenacity to uterly drop the ball on it. They import a European designed chassis and somehow make it handle similiar to a domestic built Cavalier chassis. They import a flawless Australian muscle car and turn it into a dismal turd by making it look like a Grand Am, when they should have realised that it would have been best just leaving the design the way it was. They make a overpriced, all steel show truck and drop in the weakest V8 avaliable, counting on "strong heritage cues" and doctors with deep pocket books to move them. Somehow they make the H3, a smaller Hummer for people who can't afford a real Hummer. However, they manage to shoe-horn a one-trick pony of an engine that does nothing special, is barely adequete, and somehow, despite the fact that it has less cylinders then a V6 and half the Horsepower, it does have similiar gas mileage to a Hemi V8. They are late to react, to anything. Even in the rare cases that GM builds a winner, they are extremly late to the market with it. The new HHR, the Pontiac Solstice and Sky, (one barely released, one yet to release) and the GTO with a properly sized engine in it. The comparable competition to these cars had already been on the market for years now, whoever wants one has already had it, and these cars really should have been on the market a year earlier then they came to market. They are totally, utterly, disconnected with the customer base. For years people have been fawning for the V8 Impala to come back, and finally, years after it axed the Rear drive variant in late 96, it finally answers the call, a stinking turd of a rebadged Cobalt with a V8 driven by the front wheels. But, GM pleads, due to inner management conflict we do not have a RWD chassis set up yet. I hope you understand the compromise. No, we don't understand the compromise. We want a RWD V8 powered door slammer, damned be the gas prices, and we will go to whoever delivers. In this case, it sure as hell isn't GM. So, to sum it all up... If you really love a certain car manufacturer or brand, the best thing you can ever do for them is be honest and if the competiton offers a better car, then buy it. All brand loyalty does is make your beloved company rest on it's laurels, confident that even if they don't make the best product out there, they will always have the sackriders out there blindly defending there product. R.I.P GM. It's been nice knowing you. BTW, here's the new Challenger concept photo. It's mean, it's lean, it's not FWD.