TTAC Rewind: When TTAC Predicted GM's Fate

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Take time away from your BBQ or the Indy 500 to check out a classic TTAC post.

We're marking the anniversary of the time Robert Farago started the GM death watch and called for the company to die.

Go check it out here and see how things have -- and haven't -- changed since May 28, 2009.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on May 30, 2023

    Some lovely Ford vehicles in this video.

    • 95_SC 95_SC on May 30, 2023

      And none of them drove the company that made them into insolvency

  • Kat Laneaux Kat Laneaux on May 30, 2023

    @NormSV650 not all companies got monies from the gov. Focus and Fiesta were being produced way before this mishap in the gov.

    At least Ford did everything it could do to NOT get the assistance. GM got a huge payout and they really didn't deserve it. As for banks...don't really care because I don't bank with huge corporates that are in it for the money, so to say. I deal with credit unions. This isn't the point.

    Any company that are manufacturing their products out of the US, gets what they deserve, unfortunately.

    Bring it home and I will gladly put them into consideration when it comes to purchasing their products. I don't want to find out later that the product that was manufactured in China now has all of my personal information and is hearing my conversations that I am having in my car because they bugged the car.

    China is sneaky and I don't buy Apple products because if that reason alone.

  • Mark Morrison Mark Morrison on May 30, 2023

    Sad it just reminded me how good TTAC once was … required daily reading.

  • Bill Wade Bill Wade on May 31, 2023

    It's worked perfectly for me. Google maps is quite good and music streaming is flawless.