For several months, a number of domestic automotive executives and pundits have been saying that the business model is broken. This certainly seems to be the case. During 2001, the second-highest production year ever, losses at Chrysler Group and Ford Motor Co. were in the billions, while General Motors Corp.’s auto profits were down 80% over 2000. And while GM’s market share in December rose slightly, the combined market share of the domestic OEMs has continued the decline that began in ...

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