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Not nearly as exhausted or long-winded at Sweet Peet D.'s year-end extravaganza, the Chicago Tribune's Jim Mateja nevertheless highlights some of the year's more random stories, including this chestnut:

"The prestigious J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study that measures satisfaction after three years of ownership ranks three GM vehicles tops in their class, the Chevrolet Prizm the top compact car, the Chevy S-10 the top compact truck and the Buick Century the top premium midsize sedan. Power neglected to mention that none of these vehicles is produced anymore."


For more brilliant moments in industry over the past year, check out the article.

Rearview mirror look at a skiddy year [Chicago Tribune]

Autoextremist's Year End Wrap-up [Internal]

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