3 Things That Could Save The Big 3 in 2009

America’s automakers may still be in business, but if they don’t start selling cars soon, they won’t be for much longer.

Pie in the sky hydrogen-powered vehicles and extended range electrics like the Chevy Volt may be the future of the industry, but you can’t make money today from cars that won’t exist until tomorrow. So how are the domestic automakers supposed to turn things around this year? Focusing on the strengths of today while developing the cars of tomorrow.

We take a look at three things that may help get the Detroit 3 back on track before their creditors — that’s you, the taxpayer — come calling.

No. 1: Full-Size Pickup Trucks.