• Jim Posted: 4/28/2011 10:31am PDT

    I think this maybe spot on in some respects, but I still think most folks like a touch of luxury in their cars and that's where to new crop of small cars an succeed. I's been the norm in Europe for some time and finally is coming here. A Ford Fiesta or Focus with leather, heated seats, sat nav, etc. One thing that should become optional is the CD player as it is now "old tech". Bluetooth should be standard as a safety-related feature. We need these cars, ones with decent performance, better gas/diesel mileage (more diesel, too), nice interiors, all without the power consuming weight and unnecessary size. Contrary to US consumer perceived needs, we don't need SUVs. Small vans like the C Max prove sufficient elsewhere and whould here, too