quote:Thats funny because its not like that in NJ, at least the not the 300M. I know of one other student, besides me who has one at my school (about 10,000 undergrad + grad) and see maybe 2 others on a regular basis in the parking deck. None of them have huge rims. Actually I don't think I've ever seen one around here with huge rims. The trendy cars car among students seem to be mainly 3 series BMW's and the Acura TSX or TL.
Originally posted by gtx510: Chrysler 300M or Dodge Magnum on HUGE rims.
quote:College, or just out, kids: Honda Accord or anything Acura, because they don't remember when Honda's were junk, and all their friends have one. When they can afford to go from a six or seven year note to a lease payment, any BMW with a "3" in the model number, because they want to give the appearance of prosperity, without actually being prosperous.
Originally posted by The Critic: What do you think are the most "trendy" and/or "fashionable" cars on the market today?
quote:Technically a '5 door' by Mazda's account, not a wagon. Also, Hatchback. There have been threads on Mazda forums longer than Pablo's rock odyssey thread thrashing this issue out. Anyway, I have the sedan. I'm feeling very trendy. Over one million of all Mz3 types produced worldwide since '04. I think Toyota might make that many Corolla's each month.
Originally posted by Auto-Union: I forgot, Mazda 3&6. I like the 3 wagon.
quote:I totally agree. How many hybrids would sell if they weren't a completely separate model (ie Prius) or emblazoned with big stickers, have special colors and rims etc. (ie Civic). Cracks me up when people think they are saving the earth with these, when if they were really worried about the planet they'd buy an 8 year old Ford Escort, put some money into it to get it back to reasonable emissions if necessary, keep the tires inflated and drive slowly. I bought my Civic because I liked it. Fuel savings is a bonus but I'm not fooling myself into thinking that putting yet another brand new vehicle in circulation before my old one was used up is a win/win for the planet.
Originally posted by Louie's gone fishing: I think you have to combine the driver and the vehicle to get the trendy award. I pulled a Civic Hybrid out of a ditch with a '50 Chevy 1-ton pickup. Driver error. After pulling the car out, the driver told me I should be more considerate of the environment and drive a more eco friendly vehicle. That owner came very close to being put back into the ditch. I think some of these eco friendly cars trade on the idea that some people are better than the rest of us. They know it, and when they drive one of these arcade game cars, then we know it too. I'll bet that's whey the Prius will outsell the Civic and Accord. It's got that litttle bit of extra appeal. That Civic from the ditch had a great big decal on the back that told the world that this was a driver that cared.