This past year will go down in history as the year when carmaking almost shriveled up and died, but so much more happened. Here's our list of the ten biggest automotive stories of 2008.
We've no doubt 2008 will go down in the books (if they print books in the future) as one of the most important years in automobile history. When selecting the biggest stories of the year we had to ignore our bias towards the most popular and entertaining stories, of which there were many, and focus on what events had the biggest impact on the car industry and culture we cherish. Here they are, from least to most important stories of 2008.