New cars are great, aren’t they? On top of looking all shiny and perfect, they also just smell new. It’s a unique odor, isn’t it? And it goes away after a few weeks, never to appear again. But it’s great while it lasts. Or is it?
I am none too impressed by the new cars and dream vehicles on display at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. American carmakers don’t seem to be grasping that $3 a gallon gasoline will force a sea change in consumer thinking. Once again, the most innovative small cars and ready-to-go green vehicles were from Japan.