Does every new model have to be some type of SUV?
Don't get me wrong, everyone should be able to choose the type of vehicle they want. In fact, that's the point of this post.....having choices. Are our choices being taken away from us? Look at all the new vehicle models coming out each year. More and more SUV models are introduced every year, and now a lot of companies have started coming out with these mutant car/SUV models. The availablilty of all these new models in itself isn't neccesarily a bad thing, however, whenever one of these new mutants is introduced, one of the car models is dicontinued. I think people should have the choice of whatever they want to drive, but how much longer can this continue before the only vehicles we have to choose from are SUV's?
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Of course, I just don't get why every new model has to have more and more H.P. I mean, putting a Hemi in a truck, 500 H.P.!!
Given that there's not that much more in materials and labor going into the manufacturing of an SUV or large truck than a car (esp. domestics), yet the MSRP is much higher, the profit margin on these vehicles should be relatively high.
If folks were standing in line for 2-door hatchbacks, that's what you'd see in future production.
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Next year we might be looking at a discussion titled, "Why does every new model have to be a Sport Wagon?" or "... a hybrid?"
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Within the Honda family, in the last couple of years we've gotten a new Accord and TL, an all-new TSX, an upgraded S2000, a new Civic hybrid, and the RL and NSX seem to be the targets for the next big makeovers. Sure, there was a new Pilot and a new Element as well... but the balance for that manufacturer seems to be focused firmly on their non-SUVs.
Ditto for BMW which has refreshed just about everything but their SUV lately.
And hasn't Ford, having refreshed their truck line, set their sights on a plethora of car launches in '04 and '05?
I don't know... everywhere I look I see 70% non-SUV redesigns.
Honda is going to show a Pilot based "pick-up" at Auto Shows.
Still, I am sick of all the "hey I'm an SUV" to get the fashionable buyers.
Goodbye, Ford. It's been nice knowing you over the last few decades... rest in peace.
I can agree with these statements. I have to report to work no matter the weather so my Explorer's 4wd comes in handy. If it wasnt for that and the fact that the wife wants a pretty hefty sized travel trilaer I would probably get a minivan just for all the room. But there is no minivan that will tow a Travel trailer that starts out weighing 7,000lbs before adding the fuel and the options.