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

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-05-2008, 11:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
Lurking footless halls
 
Silveredwings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: northeast
Posts: 249

Dark Horse - '16 Ford Mustang GT convertible Premium

Gutless Beauty - '19 Toyota Corolla SE
Thanks: 3
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Trends in Auto Marketing

Auto Marketing never fails to keep me wondering. For instance, I'm always looking out for new offerings of 4-door hatches that aren't SUVs. There are surprisingly few. When I see sensible products like this Toyota:



I realize it's not coming to America: it might displace sales of gas guzzlers here...so we can't have them.

And then, some things happen that seem so contrary to a sensible product direction that I want to scream. For example, take the Toureg Cabrio:




I just shake my head and remember nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public. It seemed the epitome of the "wrong direction" in so many ways. I had to look at it a few times before I saw that it was a "day of the innocents" joke. I'm so jaded, I fully expected it was a real product.

__________________
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. - Clarke's Third Law

Last edited by Silveredwings; 01-05-2008 at 12:14 PM..
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 01-05-2008, 11:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 21,580

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

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.8 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: 66.29 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,363
Thanked 6,155 Times in 3,189 Posts
My jaw dropped at the sight of the VW. For a second, anyway.

Is this an example of the trend being bucked?

Saturn's 4-door Astra? Arriving pretty much unchanged from the Euro version, to the delight of the reviewers I've read...


__________________
Latest mods: 3-cylinder Mitsubishi Mirage. EcoMods now 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
Old 01-05-2008, 11:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Daox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Germantown, WI
Posts: 11,116

CM400E - '81 Honda CM400E
90 day: 51.49 mpg (US)

Daox's Grey Prius - '04 Toyota Prius
Team Toyota
90 day: 49.53 mpg (US)

Daox's Insight - '00 Honda Insight
90 day: 64.33 mpg (US)

Swarthy - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage DE
Mitsubishi
90 day: 56.69 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,436
Thanked 2,485 Times in 1,499 Posts
Nice looking car. If it has a good economical engine they got a real winner on their hands.
__________________
Current project: A better alternator delete
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2008, 12:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
Lurking footless halls
 
Silveredwings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: northeast
Posts: 249

Dark Horse - '16 Ford Mustang GT convertible Premium

Gutless Beauty - '19 Toyota Corolla SE
Thanks: 3
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
My jaw dropped at the sight of the VW. For a second, anyway.

Is this an example of the trend being bucked?
I think this is an example of how an April-fools-day-type hoax seamlessly plays into what we've come to expect in aotomotive trends. The question is why is the trend so Machiavellian?

__________________
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. - Clarke's Third Law
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advanced auto parts Lazarus The Lounge 4 01-03-2008 09:06 PM
Canada's ecoAuto feebate program leads auto makers to tweak models for better MPG MetroMPG EcoModding Central 2 12-12-2007 12:50 PM
DIY decel fuel cutoff; alternator regulation; auto start/stop MetroMPG EcoModding Central 0 11-29-2007 02:04 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com