In a small shop it is a big event when someone buys a car. I thought it was pretty instructive this morning, as I was listening to the various comments that people made after the arrival of a new one.
Here's a slice:
"Boy, I'm glad (s)he didn't cheap out and buy the Element."
"I need one of those."
"Love those big wheels."
"What a beautiful car. Looks really comfortable."
"What kind of gas mileage? 16? Wow, that's not bad."
"I'm thinking that would look good in my driveway."
"Good job trading in the mini van for that."
And so on. This car is a Buick Enclave, which will be used by one person to commute to work. I leave it to the curious to do comparisons.
Apparently I'm the only person in the shop that thought it was an awful choice. I think it's too big, too inefficient, too expensive, and too bad. But that's just me. (I have the Element and I love it).