There's some debate as to whether selling cars is a zero sum game, but there's generally a certain quantity of people looking for mid-sized cars, sports cars, compact cars, et cetera. With that as a given, relative rankings become important as people look to buy new cars. Lately, America has been doing better when compared to what seemed like a Japanese juggernaut. Just today J.D. Power & Assoc. announced the initial quality results and two American cars, the 2008 Chevy Malibu and Ford Fusion, were in the top three.