Although it may sometimes seem like “pick a number, any number,” the forecasts for 2002 vehicle sales are in. They range from good to not-so-hot. General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner predicts sales of 15.5 million units this year. But he adds, “Every year we say it’s really uncertain. This year we mean it.” Likewise, Chrysler Group President Dieter Zetsche says, “I’ve never seen a forecast that wasn’t off, so you can add another.” His? High 14 million to 16 million. Nick ...

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