no really. All he cared about was looks, not even the interior, just the exterior. The Year before GM went Bankrupt its Execs were the highest paid in the global auto industry. Whose fault was that? Shareholders who voted for the Board of Directors.
OOPS! FORGOT THIS! SORRY! Smith's tenure is commonly viewed as a failure, as GM's share of the US market fell from 46% to 35%, and it took on considerable debt causing it to lapse close to bankruptcy in the early 1990s. As a result, CNBC has called Smith one of the "Worst American CEOs of All Time", stating, "Smith.....had the right idea but may have lacked the intuition to understand how his rip-up-the-carpet redo would affect the delicate web of informal communication that GM relied upon."