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Big Three Turnaround Votes Cast: And The Winner Is...

Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 9:47 AM ET

I asked, and you told me--which of the Big 3 has the best chance to turn things around. A lot of you think General Motors has the best shot. This was not a scientific survey of course, and to be honest, I received a slew of e-mails from people who think Ford and Chrysler are the two automakers that will get their act together first with new models that sell.

So here are a few comments that reflect what many of you are thinking:

V told me, "...maybe GM would lead the pack since the styling has improved and the anticipated release of the Volt."

Piet added, "There is no question in my mind that GM cars--over the years I driven primarily GM cars--are now on par with imports, if in doubt check the current ratings on Buicks,..."

But some of you sent me notes specifically saying GM is NOT the best bet for a rebound. James wrote about GM's ability to get it's act together is, "...Not likely because the company is run by moneymen not innovators/engineers. They will continue to focus on profit and their bonus money."

What about Ford and Chrysler? Debra wrote: "My answer to your question is Ford. Showroom activity is up like never before."

As for Chrysler, Barbara summed up her feelings saying, "Chrysler! They have a Great Team."

I should point out I also heard from some of you who said, in general, the Big 3 will never get their act together. But that's a discussion for another day. Have a great weekend!

Questions? Comments? BehindTheWheel@cnbc.com

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  • Phil LeBeau is a CNBC auto and airline industry reporter based in the Chicago bureau and editor of the Behind the Wheel section on CNBC.com.

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