Flipped through old XKCDs this morning while waiting for a supplier to call me back. Re-read this one and for whatever reason, I realized that it is a perfect way to describe how the Big 3 (particularly GM) used to operate when it came to compacts and subcompacts starting in the 70s. So let's go through history a bit, shall we?
Remember all those times
You made a shitty small car to fight imports
And then admitted it was bad when you announced the next one
And promised everyone that with this new car, you finally figured it out
Only to repeat the cycle again?
Nothing too deep is meant by this, just found it all really amusing that the cycle only broke once old GM was finally shot in the head.