UNITED STATES
                           Washington, D.C. 20549-1004

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                                November 3, 2002
                            (Date of report; date of
                            earliest event reported)

                         Commission file number: 1-3754

             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

                  Delaware                               38-0572512
        (State or other jurisdiction of                (I.R.S. Employer
        incorporation or organization)                Identification No.)

                             200 Renaissance Center
                         P.O. Box 200 Detroit, Michigan
                    (Address of principal executive offices)
                                   (Zip Code)

                                 (313) 556-5000
              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)



On November 3, 2002,  a news  release was issued by General  Motors  Corporation
(GM). The release is as follows:

                        GM Names Feldstein to Lead GMAC

DETROIT - General Motors today announced the appointment of Eric A. Feldstein to
lead General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC),  succeeding John D. Finnegan,
effective immediately.  Finnegan,  53, GMAC chairman and president,  resigned to
become president and chief executive officer of The Chubb Corporation.

Feldstein,  43, currently GM vice president Finance, and Treasurer,  is promoted
to GM group vice president and president of GMAC,  reporting to GM President and
Chief  Executive  Officer Rick Wagoner.  In this new position,  he will become a
member of the GM Automotive  Strategy  Board and assume the position of chairman
and president of the GMAC Mortgage Group. A successor to Feldstein will be named
at a later date.

"Eric  brings  strong  first-hand  GMAC  experience,   financial  expertise  and
leadership  skills to this new assignment,"  Wagoner said. "I know he will build
upon  the  great  work of the  GMAC  team to  continue  to be a  profitable  and
preeminent financial services company.

"John  has  accomplished  much  in his 26  years  at  General  Motors,"  Wagoner
continued,  "and led the tremendous  growth at GMAC in recent years. We will all
miss John and wish him well at The Chubb Corporation."

General Motors (NYSE:  GM), the world's largest vehicle  manufacturer,  designs,
builds and markets cars and trucks worldwide, and has been the global automotive
sales leader since 1931. GM employs about 355,000 people around the world.  More
information on GM can be found at www.gm.com.

Feldstein bio

Eric A.  Feldstein has been General  Motors vice president of Finance since June
2001, and corporate  treasurer since December 1997. In this position,  Feldstein
has been responsible for GM's Detroit-based Controller's Staff and Worldwide Tax
Staff, as well as for GM's treasury  operations in New York,  Detroit,  Brussels
and Singapore. The global treasury operations include capital planning, business
development  and  analysis,  risk  management,  worldwide  pension  funding  and
analysis, worldwide banking, and overseas and domestic finance.

Feldstein  joined GM in 1981 in the GM  Treasurer's  Office.  He was promoted to
regional treasurer -- Europe, based in Brussels in 1991. In 1993, he returned to
New York as assistant  treasurer before being named executive vice president and
chief  financial  officer of General Motors  Acceptance  Corporation  (GMAC) and
chairman of the GMAC Mortgage  Group in March 1996. At GMAC,  Feldstein  oversaw
corporate staff activities responsible for general finance, audit, and worldwide
borrowings.   He  also  had  managerial   responsibility  for  Motors  Insurance
Corporation.  In November 1997 he was named General Motors treasurer and elected
a GM vice president the following month.

Born June 17, 1959, in Brookline,  Massachusetts,  Feldstein earned a bachelor's
degree in economics from Columbia University in 1981. He received an M.B.A. from
Harvard University under the GM Fellowship Program in 1985.

Finnegan bio

John D. Finnegan has been chairman and  president of General  Motors  Acceptance
Corporation   (GMAC)  and  an  executive   vice   president  of  General  Motors
Corporation,   responsible  for  GMAC's  activities  worldwide,   including  the
company's auto finance,  insurance,  mortgage and commercial finance operations.
He also served as  chairman  of the GMAC Board of  Directors  and  chairman  and
president of the GMAC Mortgage Group Board of Directors.  Born Jan. 31, 1949, in
Jersey  City,  New Jersey,  Finnegan  earned a  bachelor's  degree in  political
science from Princeton  University in 1971, a law degree from Fordham Law School
in 1975 and an M.B.A. from Rutgers University in 1976.

In 1976, Finnegan joined GMAC's Tax Staff in New York as an analyst. In 1977, he
transferred  to GM as an  analyst  in its New York  Treasurer's  Office.  He was
promoted to director of  International  Banking in 1981 and,  four years  later,
transferred to GMAC's headquarters in Detroit as director of Strategic Planning.

Finnegan  was  promoted  to  chief  financial   officer  of  the  GMAC  Mortgage
Corporation in 1986. The following year, he was promoted to assistant  treasurer
of GM's Worldwide Benefits and Compensation Staff in New York, and, in 1989, was
named assistant  treasurer of  International  Operations.  In 1992, he served as
executive  vice  president  and chief  financial  officer  of GMAC,  adding  the
responsibilities of chairman and president of GMAC Mortgage Corp. in 1994.

From 1995 until 1997,  Finnegan was vice  president  and  treasurer of GM in New
York. He returned to GMAC in November 1997 as vice president and group executive
of GM and  president of GMAC.  He was  promoted to his current GMAC  position in
April 1999 and assumed the interim  position of GM chief financial  officer from
September through December 2000.


Pursuant  to the  requirements  of the  Securities  Exchange  Act of  1934,  the
registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                     GENERAL MOTORS ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION

Dated:        November 4, 2002       /s/   WILLIAM F. MUIR
              ----------------       -------------------------------------
                                     William F. Muir
                                     Executive Vice President,
                                     Chief Financial Officer and Director

Dated:        November 4, 2002       /s/   LINDA K. ZUKAUCKAS
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                                     Linda K. Zukauckas
                                     Controller and Principal Accounting Officer