I asked Fritz Henderson (see previous two posts and CC transcript link) if GM will make more profitable, small high mileage cars. His end response was: “..we are committed to delivering consumers the kind of car they want with industry-leading fuel economy.”
Let’s hope so, since automotive tastes are going to radically change over the next couple years. Saturn in Virgo (9/2/07-7/22/10) demands fuel efficient, reliable vehicles that fit the budget. (The last time Saturn transited Virgo was November 17, 1977 to September 21, 1980.) The popularity of large pickups and SUVs corresponds with Pluto in Sagittarius (big, sporty) since 1995. From January 27 until June 15, 2008 and then from November 28, 2008 until 2024, Pluto will be in Capricorn. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn. Smaller vehicles will be in. Quality, fit and finish will be important at all price points. Saturn/Capricorn relate to things that are timeless. Consumers will keep their vehicles longer.