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Old 06-06-2010, 04:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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No, it will remain a niche. Other high-drag niche cars include the VW Beetle, PT Cruiser, Scion xB, Kia Soul, and the Smart. Okay, so it's a growing niche, but it won't become mainstream because there are too many new car buyers who care about and pay attention to fuel costs.

Of course, in my opinion, the idea of "sedan" is inferior to a streamlined body. People put up with sedans' higher fuel consumption for the sake of conformity and vanity. We need more cars shaped like the Citroen SM, Datsun B210, CRX, Prius, and the Honda Crosstour.

I guess sedans are easy enough to swallow, and streamlined bodies are repulsive enough, that sedans remain the norm in America.
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