It's the unspoken topic of this year's North American International Auto Show: How are struggling carmakers going to convince tapped-out consumers that their cars are worth buying?
"The mood here is a nail-biter," said Jean Jennings, president and editor-in-chief of Automobile Magazine. "The only car segment that had growth was small cars and that growth went to nothing the minute gas was under $3 a gallon. Nobody is selling anything right now. What is the problem? It's a credit problem."