PALO ALTO, CA – A weak housing market has replaced high gas prices as the auto industry’s top anxiety in recent weeks. Still, Vice Chairman Bob Lutz says he’d rather see a General Motors Corp. flush with new products, even if 2007 gets off to a shaky start as expected when it comes to new-vehicle demand. “In a relatively weak market environment, the guy with the new product wins,” Lutz says in an interview with Ward's. “A weaker overall market always represents a more difficult market. ...

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