You read it here first: Small cars staging a big comeback

On September 10, Mike wrote about the return of small Japanese cars to North America; CNN Money wrote about it today. "In this market segment, cars have two major selling points. They're dirt-cheap and they're fuel-efficient. Prices for the Aveo, for example, start at less than $10,000 and the car gets an EPA-estimated 35 miles per gallon on the highway and 27 in city driving."::CNN Money
The Environmental Economics blog reminds us about the quality issues the last time small cheap cars were rolled out in the oil crisis of the 70's: "How do you double the value of a Ford Pinto? Fill the gas tank!" ::Environmental Economics