It’s good to see that Americans have finally learned their lesson about ridiculously huge vehicles. Gas prices have come down recently, and buyers haven’t flooded showrooms, desperate to buy the biggest vehicle they could find.
Wait, that’s *exactly* what they did.
According to Cars.com, the top three best selling vehicles for September 2011 were:
- Ford F-Series
- Chevy Silverado
- Toyota Camry
- Ram trucks
Toyota managed to sneak in there with a fairly fuel-efficient offering, but three of the top four are outrageously, needlessly huge pickup trucks. All because gas dropped fifty cents a gallon. My head hurts when these things happen.1
- Before you jump in and tell me how you need a big honkin’ pickup truck, stop. Chances are that you think you do, but really don’t. And even if you actually do, a huge majority of buyers don’t. That’s my point. And these folks will freak out and try to trade in their gas-swilling trucks just as soon as gas prices head north again. I’ve seen this movie before. ↩