[Vwdiesel] CRX milage, etc

Chris Geiser geiserfam at sprintpcs.com
Tue May 15 23:36:29 EDT 2007

"The main issue about high mileage cars, well to put it bluntly, it's  
not cost effective. By that I mean the car manufacturers are in bed  
with big oil."

Maybe, but a simpler explanation is that people expect small cars to cost
less... in reality, there's very little about a small car that costs less to
make than a full size car or even a pickup.  The actual difference in
material costs of a small car and an SUV are very small, labor for each will
not be substantially different.  

So as a car company, given that production costs are not appreciably
different, would you rather make and market small cars that people expect to
pay very little for, or make SUV's that people expect to pay a lot for?


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