It's long been a dream of mine to go to the Detroit Auto show, see the excitement first-hand, and ask a string of burning questions with the hope of getting one or two that might shed some light on something new.
Asking details about concept cars on display to show people in Houston is often met with puzzled looks, or as in the case of the Pontiac G6 I saw introduced some years back (that for some reason had an empty engine bay or something similar), I'd get responses that most people on this forum who are in the know would go slack-jawed at like "I think it's going to have a 3.8L V6". And that's coming from the "expert" that was called in by someone who was clearly baffled by my list of questions and quickly scurried away.
In short, asking questions at the Houston show was about as productive as asking questions about as yet unreleased E85 Impala trim levels to uninterested salesman who just wants to get me into one of a line of new Tahoes sitting on his lot.
All that changes this year. I'm headed to the Detoit Auto Show.
Best of all, I'll be there during Press Days, representing GMInsidenews.com.
I take the responsibility seriously, and barring any unforeseen problems with my airplane or having them deny me entrance at the door (that's taken care of, NSAP assures me ), I'll be there in under a week, with access, I hope, to ask the kinds of questions that we care about. Oh, and I'll take a ton of photos, too, of course.
So rather than go in there myself and ask about things that interest me, or pose next to car models with a silly grin, I want to give you guys a chance to come up with some really good questions to ask.
When I say 'good' I mean that questions like "When is the new Firebird coming out!?!" are likely to be dismissed with a smile and a "we don't discuss future product, but thanks for asking" --- so I'm hoping you all can come up with some questions (to add to my own) that are things a GM Exec actually can answer.
I promise to find someone at the show to ask 10 of the best questions here, and more if there are a whole bunch of good ones. I can't promise the best answers, but I'll try.
So as the thread title asks: What would you ask a GM Exec?
If the question is good enough, you may get your chance!