For the longest time GM and Ford has been battling it out for yearly sales, but recent statistics show that Toyota now holds the second place in rank (GM being number one). What this statistic failed to tell us is that Ford didn't include the sales that Mazda had made for that year, so having said this Ford still holds the second place. I personally love Toyota, Lexus, GM and its umbrella corporations, so I was a bit sad to read this. Also what kind of ties does GM and Toyota have? I saw that some GM automobiles have the VVT engine in them. This is a Toyota engine. I know that the Vibe and the Matrix were pretty much identical (with the exception that one had a Toyota badge) as well as the Echo and the Aveo. Is it just pretty much designs and engines that they share?