An international group of journalists has given GM 4 of the 6 finalist slots in the North American Auto Show's North American Car of the Year and the North American Truck of the Year for 2008.

The 3 cars making the 2008 finals are the Cadillac CTS, the Chevrolet Malibu, the Honda Accord.

The 3 trucks making the 2008 finals are the Buick Enclave, the Mazda CX-9 and the Chevy Tahoe.

Voting journalists came from 46 US and Canadian publications and media outlets, including MSN Autos, the Toronto Star, Car and Driver Magazine, AutoWeek, the Chicago Tribune, MotorWeek, USA Today, Autoline Detroit,, Road & Track magazine, the San Jose Mercury News, Consumer Guide, the Boston Globe, Automotive News and Fortune magazine.

The Car of the Year and the Truck of the Year will be announced next week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. To be nominated the vehicle had to be either "all new" or "substantially changed" from the last model year.

Nailing that many finalist slots proves that the designers at GM are on the ball but good looks aren't the only thing needed to pull US cars out of a sales slump. Quality and good prices are needed too. When US automakers learn to balance all three facets, then they'll retake the marketplace.

Until then, the factories will keep making lemons and we're be right here to help you get rid of your lemon car or lemon truck. Helping consumers fight manufacturers who build lemons is what we do every day. If you've got a lemon, let us help you get rid of it. Call or email us today.