QOTD: Should There Be More Sedans?

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Just a bit ago I opined that GM/Chevy are being, uh, not very smart by killing the Chevrolet Malibu.

I extended that out to Ford and Stellantis, as well. While I don't think every OEM needs a sedan -- the Subaru Legacy is unlikely to be missed -- I think the Detroit Three do.

So, reader, I ask of you -- am I wrong?

This is another chance to call me a dummy in the comments below -- or perhaps you agree with me.

Is there enough demand to support larger segments for mid-size, compact, and even large sedans?

Or is it just a crossover world and I'm now an old guy* tilting at windmills and yelling at clouds?

*I am not that old. But old enough.

So, what say you?

Sound off below.

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Lou_BC Lou_BC on May 20, 2024

    Maybe someone needs to offer just sedans in brown with manual transmissions for under $20k.

    • 1995 SC 1995 SC on May 20, 2024

      Nobody would buy them new...they'd all be waiting for them to hit the CPO market

  • Namesakeone Namesakeone on May 21, 2024

    The realities of the market have spoken: with a little help of a lingering recession (in that most families need a car for every purpose, rather than affording multiple cars as once was true), and with a little advertising-prodding from the manufacturers, the SUV and crossover have, in turn, replaced the station wagon, the minivan, and now the sedan. (Or maybe the minivan replaced the station wagon. Whatever.) I still like cars, but the only votes that count are the ones that a.) come to new-car dealerships, and b.) come with money attached. Period.

  • Lou_BC Lou_BC on May 21, 2024

    This thread is EXACTLY what TTAC is supposed to be about.

    150 plus comments about cars.

    Mr. Healy take note!

  • Chuck Norton Chuck Norton on May 22, 2024

    Toolguy- I have. It's hard on the knees...