Spotted this over on some blog that I read — oddly, its name escapes me:
The red one above is called the Clipper. “A family car with the lowest running cost.”
Yup: compact, economical, functional yet with a bit of flare in that it’s a convertible.
Interesting how we’ve gone completely the opposite way over time. Cars, now, it seem are nothing more than the biggest, costliest, most fuel-hungry machines on the road.*
Today, I think the Kia Soul and the Suzuki SX4 Crossover are about the most functional cars in current production. One is a larger version of a hatchback, the other a part time all wheel drive hatchback.
* Yes, I have a truck with a 350 in it that gets 11 MPG. It’s my cargo hauler and my work truck when I need to move servers around. I also have a motorcycle on which I get about 60 MPG. Guess which one gets more use.