Posts from ‘Honda’
Class: Midsize Car
Miles driven: 679
Fuel used: 26.3 gallons
DETROIT—The 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is just around the corner (official press events begin this weekend), and Honda has already released details on one of the vehicles that will be making its public debut at the show. The Honda Insight Prototype is a sleek-looking 5-passenger sedan that reveals the design of the regular-production 2019 Insight hybrid, which Honda says will launch nationwide later this year.
You just can’t bear the thought.
Whether you’re right out of college, replacing a car that’s given up the ghost, or adding a needed vehicle to your existing fleet, “Go with the flow” has never been your automotive mantra.
Of course, many cars are popular because they’re really good cars. “Really good,” that is, for everyone else.
If you’re looking for proof that 1982 was a transitional year for the domestic auto industry, check out the dealer sales-training video for the then-new Chevrolet Cavalier below. It’s worth noting that Chevy’s cutting-edge front-drive subcompact car is being promoted with two-tone paint and white sidewall tires.
Class: Subcompact Car
Miles driven: 517
Fuel used: 16.2 gallons
As far as recessions go, the economic dip of the early Eighties wasn’t much of a downturn. Apparently the Fed overdid it a bit, and tightened the money supply a bit more than banks and lenders liked.
Years from now, 2018 will be remembered as the year America abandoned the car. Not the automobile in general—we still buy a lot of vehicles—but the car specifically. Traditional sedans and coupes have become passé.
Although consumer sentiment has shifted to crossovers of late, midsize sedans still account for a sizable chunk of automotive sales. And for more than two decades, Honda’s Accord has accounted for a sizable chunk of the midsize market.
Miles driven: 350
Fuel used: 18.2 gallons