Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Off-Topic > The Lounge
Register Now
 Register Now
 


Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-08-2009, 10:56 AM   #11 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 22,118

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 64.03 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,754
Thanked 6,567 Times in 3,404 Posts
So sounds like it's probably mainly the "Walmart" effect for Hyundai/Kia. If I'm not mistaken, Walmart sales typically rise in a recession as consumers go "down market" to save $

__________________
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: Oops, I did it again! Bought another cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage. Mods in progress...
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 04-08-2009, 11:54 AM   #12 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 595
Thanks: 106
Thanked 113 Times in 71 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by cfg83 View Post


One of my friends just switched from a leased Jeep Liberty to a leased Subaru Forester. His Jeep dealer went belly-up and no one would take his Jeep back. He tried to look at Toyotas, but the feeding frenzy salesmen turned him off, and he got a Subaru. He still has the Jeep. Right now we're betting that no one will come by to claim it.

CarloSW2
Your buddy should apply for an abandoned vehicle title, ASAP!


My opinion on Hyundai's success? They make darn fine vehicles, that look very stylish and contemporary, feel solid, and have a 10 year warranty for less than almost anyone else can even touch. I could say more but that's really it. Sorry every other car company but Hyundai just owned you and their sales prove it. I don't even own a Hyundai - but I want to - what's that say?

Subaru, it's a niche, I think it's also relevant that their cars tend to be highly functional without being minivans. - in other words a practical type at any income level can own a Subaru without any class implications. They're a mid priced car that a low income family can justify because it's so darn useful and has a reputation for longevity - but also a very high income family can park at their estate and not be even the least bit "ashamed" of it because its functionality and appearance are classy enough to park in any driveway. It is this breadth of market share that I would bet is responsible for their success.

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com