"This is this curious and inexplicable thing in the US, where the US government hates its own automobile industry. I've said it before and I don't mind it being on the record. This is the only country I've ever worked in where there is this inexplicable hostility on the part of our elected representatives towards our own industry. It was unbelievable what these people said about their own automobile industry, and all of it incorrect."
- Bob Lutz, GM to Sydney's Daily Telegraph