When a hybrid today gets 40-42 mpg, and a 1992 civic got mid 40's and a vw rabbit or golf/metro etc got almost 50.What would such a car bring to the table? Something no one wants to eat, other than a few Green New Deal commuters. The Arlington, TX GM plant has 3 shifts working at full capacity just to keep up with the demand for large GM SUVs. And when you think about it, 21st century cars actually perform better and get substantially better mileage than their 1980's counterparts. Example; compare a mid 80s Z28 Camaro and, say, a 2015 Z28 Camaro. One gets 15mpg highway on a good day and runs mid 15's; the other, 25mpg or so highway and runs mid 12s. Or a 4600 pound luxury 4 door that runs mid-11s right off the showroom floor and returns 23-24mpg out on the road - my Charger. The big downside to all the safety/environmental equipment is cost.
for a daily. These would work today.
why people buy trucks. because the trucks and suv's are sold with 0.0% for 72 months.
or lease deals.
and the mid sized cars/sedans don't/didn't.
Why does the best selling vehicle 36 years running HAVE to offer 0.0% for 72 to move them?
Cuz it makes people THINK they are getting a deal. when the loan interest amount is already bured in the unit price.
They'll by a 55-60k truck when offered 0.0% for 72
over a 33k car with a 2.9%
I have old cars and trucks, and a new ranger, I'd buy a light cheap econobox. if built like the late 80's early 90's where, light and simple.
But no one wants to buy the econoboxs that are sold now for 11-15k that the oems tried to put as much features in to it. buyers know that = cheap and most likely things will fail.
I don't need the jeep g/c as a daily. But I got it, because of the price. 99% of the time it is just me in it. on the road odd hours. a small econobox would do just fine.
If I want to feel v8 power, I can drive the c-10 or cutlass or SS.