And you never see a Corolla or Civic from the Vega/Pinto era on the road but you do see Vega's and Pinto's.
not where i live. i saw a vega the other day and it startled me
. hey i owned a pontiac astre and i doubt there was a worse car made tho the pontiac J and cars were pretty close. i also owned a pinto wagon....one of the years that would turn into a funeral pyre if rear-ended.
but we digress.
my point is the japanese cars hold their values much better for whatever reason. price a 10-year-old taurus against a camry or accord.
another thing. i will agree that the civic and corolla are nothing special these days but the prius and honda fit are.
when i decided to buy a small car i had i narrowed down to the honda fit or the focus. i had driven a rental focus for three days and i liked it alot. the fit on the other had looks too futuristic to me and it is gutless.
an hour after the test drive of the fit i was driving off the lot with my new focus.
so i bought the focus based on looks and performance but there's little doubt in my mind that the honda will require less maintenance over the long haul and will have a better resale value. i bought the car i wanted to drive.