Like the wayward turkey seen here engaging in a bit of self-inspection courtesy of the Ford Motor Company, Thanksgiving is a time of reflection. Autoblog's staff has much to be thankful for this year, including an industry whose health is improving while developing better performing, more environmentally friendly cars each year. Simply put, cars are better than ever.

We're thankful for everything from the spread of direct injection technology to Porsche refusing to give up on the development of manual transmissions.

What automotive things are you thankful for this year? Drop your fellow Autoblog readers a line or two in Comments and let us know.

From all of us at Autoblog, best wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving.