Quality-wise, they've closed the gap. As evidenced by this comment: Here's the problem: Essentially, domestic cars are "almost" as good, "virtually" as good as the Hondas and Toyotas. Should the American public therefore forgive the Domestics for the shoddy arrogance of past where they built shitty cars that broke down, just like clock-work? To beat the Hondas and Toyotas, you have to be BETTER than them. You have to give the consumer a COMPELLING reason to check you out. You can't be "almost" as good. Heck, you can't even be "just" as good. You've gotta be better. Maybe, MUCH better. As a consumer, I ask myself this: "Why should I buy a car from a car company who just recently got their act together to build quality cars, a car company that just a decade or two ago built cars that would fail regularly, a car company that didn't car for the consumer." The *ONLY* answer I could come up with is the desire to subsidize American car companies. I want to give them a chance. If I were a neutral consumer, I would not consider a Domestic, unless they were significantly cheaper.