I haven't posted a while (EDIT: First Post) but here I go. I was also a little PO'd when I heard of the Japanese sweep and read through my free copy of the CR automotive issue. Sadly, even though there may be an outside chance this will affect CR a little bit the bigger issue is more excuses and finger-pointing by a GM executive.
I work for GM like many on this board and am not one to bash the executives, but it seems like they are the worst at dealing with the press. I know it's easier for Toyota's Jim Press to stay positive since they are on top of the world right now, but I don't remember Dieter Zetsche or Carlos Ghosn always talking about things outside their influence holding them back. That's why Chrysler and Nissan are hot, and GM is on a downhill slide. Just my 2 cents.