The Corvette is not changing classes, the new MSRP is in-line with inflation compared to the introductary MSRP of the C5 in 1997. Maybe a bit higher, but not enough for folks who have the money to buy a Corvette to bat an eyelash. There's alot of mixed opinions on the new GTO, but I think they'll sell the snot out of 'em nonetheless. The styling is derivative of Cavalier and Grand Prix, BUT, it's clean and not unattractive, and will appeal to a more mature crowd that's not into flashy in-your-face muscle. And the interior looks awesome, and it's supposed to really drive fantastic. There's a market our there for fly-under-the-radar in comfort car like the GTO, even if it may not be your cup of tea. The F-body wasn't screwed up in the last 3 years, it was screwed up from the moment it launched in 1993. It was an ill-conceived package that had plenty of performance potential, but made for a very impractical CAR. The packaging and ergonomics were totally out-of-synch with what the public wanted in a car (yard-deep dash, sitting on the floor like you're in a hole, big long heavy doors, engine under the cowl, long dated looking front and rear overhang, just a terrible job of "packaging"). That, and bad quality issues, and a lousy and harsh vibrating 6-banger, was why it tanked. Had nothing to do with mismanagement in the later years, it's fate was sealed early. I think if GM took another clean-sheet-of-paper swing at the F-body, they could do something fantastic with it. Keep in mind that while Ford has been financially bloody and against the ropes in the last couple years, GM's been making money. Your views of GM seem to be highly tilted toward blind subjective emotion, not objective thought.