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Old 05-04-2011, 01:04 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
But the Mini isn't anything like an economy car, or a good-gas-mileage-car, or a typical european car.
Yes, that's my point. It's not an economy car which doesn't sell because it is perceived as cheap. It's a car which gets better than US average mpg by virtue of being small, and that smallness is part of its sales appeal. Fuel economy is just a side effect.

Same has applied to a number of other cars, like the Honda CRX & older Civic that now get modded. Or we might consider the fact that Lotus regularly comes in at or near the top of the CAFE rankings, and they sure aren't selling on fuel economy :-)
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