I agree about all the crap that's added as standard. I wish they would make a true base model. You get the basic body and very little stuff. No radio. No built in Nav system. None of the extra stuff. Heck I would love to be able to buy one of the new Camaros with no stereo onstar beafy engine, plain jane wheels and tires(because I intend on replacing them anyway), and a manual transmission.
But really the thing that needs to be done is to drop the prices down. Sell more cars at a lower price and you can employ more people. I think the only way that they can do that is to remove the union from the equation. Granted that's kind of a dangerous thing. Perhaps that should be the primary focus of the thread. Whether the usefulness of unions has run it's course.