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Goodbye to gas guzzlers
Goodbye to gas guzzlers
2009 Chevy Tahoe

With auto sales plunging, it's the worst in the company's history. Speculation about a looming bankruptcy mounts as GM reports that, as of the third quarter ended Sept. 30, it has $16 billion left in the bank and is burning through $2 billion in cash a month. In a bid to avoid bankruptcy, company executives plead with Congress for a handout. Meanwhile, the company pushes ahead with a 45-MPG car, the Chevrolet Cruze, and the all-electric Chevrolet Volt - signaling the end of the SUV era.

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Last updated November 25 2008: 7:53 AM ET
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