The badly run Big Three were walloped last year, in part, by their over reliance on gas guzzlin' SUVs that sold porously under high fuel price duress. Trucks and "APCs" are selling again, but seemingly nothing has been learned from three occasions of high fuel prices, and the automakers are suing to prevent higher fuel-efficiency standards.
Chrysler, GM and (possibly) Ford will be asking for more money later this year. Do they want to go bankrupt?
Editor's note: to be fair, Ford has been making an earnest effort to improve the fuel economy of its fleet. Examples include the Ford Fiesta and Fusion hybrid