We're in another cheap gas = huge vehicle sales boom again. Ford is even completely eliminating several passenger car lines in favor of small SUVs. Those SUVs naturally get better mileage than an F-150 but not as good as the cars they're replacing. Any way, this post isn't intended to be political, merely pointing out that automakers will take huge risk that they MUST know could go horribly wrong, chasing quarterly incremental earnings increases. I'm sure we'll be there again when they crash and burn.