Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationBuying & Selling · 2 months ago

Why are car manufactures getting rid of small cars?

They got rid of the ford fiesta, chevy sonic, honda fit, and toyota yaris. Why are car manufactures getting rid of small cars? 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Its a shame too. It used to be common to buy a new small car with a stick shift that was affordable and got excellent fuel mileage. As the price went up, people bought SUVs so the automakers quit making these small cars. Very often young families would buy small cars just like I mentioned as the couples can each have their own new car that's reliable and cheap. Sure they might not have had all the bells and whistles as many, but there was pride in driving a stick shift car at all ages! It is getting far and few to get a new vehicle with a standard transmission as most younger drivers will never have that fun experience of driving! Yes automatics have come a long ways and are now superior to a standard, but standards are a lot more fun unless you actually have left leg and knee troubles for clutching and right arm troubles with shifting. The price of all vehicles is getting out of hand as a ''cheap'' car is over 20,000 and a truck is over 40,000 depending on the size and if its gas or diesel.

  • 2 months ago

    Automakers are killing vehicle models at a steady clip – largely because buyer preferences are changing. It's all part of a sweeping shift into SUVs and crossovers, which offer more space, a higher stance and fuel economy that's vastly better than a decade ago.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    They're responding to the trends. Sales of ordinary cars is down while trucks, SUVs and crossovers is up... and more profitable. So that's what they're focusing on.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    not enough sales on there models or not enough profit .

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  • 2 months ago

    Nobody wants them, that's why.  It looked like a good idea at the time, but none of those models you mentioned sold very well.

    There's a rule amongst car manufacturers:  Give the customers what they want, or your competitors will.

  • 2 months ago

    They are not selling enough.  SUVs are much better at earning profits than small cars.

  • 2 months ago

    The companies are responding to the market. People aren't buying those cars. The company ends up having to reduce their price to sell inventory, and eventually its just not profitable. Dealerships only have room for so many vehicles and it just doesn't make sense to take up space with a car that is hard to sell and brings little (if any) profit when you can use that space to have another SUV or truck in stock.

    Most of those cars are still manufactured and sold in other countries.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Three things --  they get more profit from big cars, in the U.S. gasoline is dirt cheap, and the majority of stupid Americans want BIG.

    That last is problem -- while you may want small, most people think small is unsafe.  Not to mention they need a car that can do at least 120 mph -- the news/magazines cream over big fast vehicles.

  • 2 months ago

    A big vehicle costs 10% more to make but can be sold for 50% more.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    They're not. They're just rebranding they're small cars. Now pop off and buy a Fiat 500 or a Mercedes Smart Car.

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