I have a copy of the May 2006 issue of Car and Driver (magazine). The
magazine has an excellent article beginning on page 58 related 6 foreign
made cars that cost about $15,000 per car. They are really small cars (aka
These are the companies that make the economobiles:
Honda Fit Sport
Hyundai Accent GLS
Kia Rio5 SX
Nissan Versa 1.8L
Toyota Yaris S
The car that came in first place in the comparison test was the Honda Fit
Sport. It actully "sailed through the lane change test 6 mph faster than a
Corvette Z06." The Honda Fit is now sold in 70 countries and is known in
Europe as the Jazz.
One of the reasons that Americans buy GM cars and Ford cars is because of
their low prices compared to cars made by Honda and Toyota. Now that Honda
and Toyota will be selling the Honda Fit and the Toyota Yaris at a cost of
about $15,000 per car, it means those people that plan to buy a low priced
new car in 2006 or 2007 will probably be buying a Honda Fit or Toyota
Yaris instead of a low priced Ford or Chevy. Do you agree? Do you agree
that this could be the final nail in the coffin for GM and perhaps Ford?
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