(Something to consider is that the forum community (ie hardcore small car fans) do NOT represent an equal share of the pie.)
I currnetly own and drive full time a 92 Ford Ranger Supercab and am looking to add a small,high MPG,fun to drive car and if that makes me a hardcore small car fan then I guess I am.
All I know is a Focus ZX3 looks better to me and suits me taste better than a ZX5. Does that make me that much of an oddball ?
And before you say if I like the ZX3 I should buy one,I did buy one for my son to drive and at the time I was looking to buy it for myself to drive until the Fiesta comes out next year for just the reasons I mentioned before. I guess that is part of being a parent. SACRIFICE for the better of others.
We have a winnar!!!!!!!!What the most interesting thing that I saw in the photos is that it appears that Chevy/GM think that a small 2 door hatch will sell and help bring them out of trouble. Ford ,I am sure, has heard people wanting the 2 door hatch on message boards such as this but they insist that we don't really want that. So too protect us from what we think we want they just are going too make that decision for us ?
Well luckily we have Golf who knows better than the manufacturers do...ya know, based on all of his opinion, err, experience and stuff.We have a winnar!!!!!!!!
Yes the so called consultants that these auto mfrs hire surely know what the customer wants better than the customer himself. Isn't that right?!!!!
The best thing Ford and GM could do is actually LISTEN DIRECTLY to the potential customers ..Ford claims they are with the Fiesta.....except that even though the Fiesta crowd in the US likes the car the way it is Ford insists it needs to be "improved" for the US market. Ahhh Yeahhhhh..
Actually the consulting companies tell the mfrs (at least in the USA) what they want to hear. Which is that a larger or more expensive product is what the "people" want...Which of course leads to bigger profits.....