While You Were Sleeping: Subcompact Crossover Meth, Rare Cars Are a Drug and Saturn Dealer Wants His Money Back
They’re potent, popular and can’t be stopped. Everyone wants to buy one. Every dealer wants to sell one. Just like the crack-like epidemic of SUVs in the ’90s, the subcompact crossover is the blue meth of today.
Here’s what happened overnight.
Bored Yet? U.S. Subcompact Crossover Sales Jumped 95% In May 2015 (Good Car Bad Car on Kinja)
May was a great month for the HR-V and many of its rivals.
“The 3700 was basically just a slightly modified Spanish Dart (which sounds like a euphemism for something violent or gross).”
Saturn was a loser for years — but who knew? (Automotive News)
Dealer “files suit against Deloitte seeking $13.8 million in compensation for his post-2005 Saturn investments.”
“DVLA tells motorists to destroy the papers from June 8, as they are no longer needed,” but website crashes and leaves license holders stranded.
Costco Sold Nearly 400,000 Cars Last Year (AutoGuide)
“That figure is twice as high as it was back in 2008 and this performance puts them on the back bumper of AutoNation.”
Car Transport Trucks are Big in China (CarNewsChina)
“The enormous vehicle measured at least 25 meters long, and transported only a wrecked Porsche Cayenne when I met it.”
“It has been dropped due to high re-engineering costs of fitting the new ‘Whisper’ diesel engine.”
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