Nov 14th, 2007 by RJ Menezes
General Motors is considering whether or not to bring a mini-car to the U.S. market. The segment is getting more and more popular with cars like Toyota’s Yaris, Honda’s Fit, and the Nissan Versa. Mini-cars, already popular in other parts of the world, are getting more and more popular.
With gas prices seemingly strapped to a space rocket, they are becoming more viable to people for the same reasons they are almost nessaccery across the big pond. I was at the gas station today and gas prices are hovering at around $3.50 a gallon for 93 octane. $3.50!! Seems it won’t be long before they are in the $4.00 range or more. That is all the advertising incentive any mini-car needs. Soon it will cost around $20.00 just to fill up my motorcycle, and that thing has got a 3.5 gallon tank. When I first bought earlier this year it cost less than $10.
So I say bring them ’cause it does make good buisness sense for GM. It will definately sell and it seems like a perfect opportunity for the General to make some well need dough.
But, wait a sec, is this just more of the same? When will I be able to buy a car that is not a compromise on four wheels? Maybe the problem that needs to be answered isn’t why we did not have them sooner but why we need them at all. Buy buying a mini-car you affectively let the people in charge of the gas prices win. What’s next, an ultra micro-mini car when gas goes to five bucks a gallon?!?! Why do I have to compromise and drive a miniature car just because of our dependence on oil companys? GM was on the right mind-set with the hybrid Escalade, a car that was good on gas without compromising.
Listen up GM, what I want is a car that does not run on gasoline. Got it? It seems you guys know how to do it already. EVen if it does not make sense to some people in the board room. Catch my drift…