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.