We're car enthusiasts. Product planners and pessimists say we have no idea what most car buyers (the non-enthusiasts) want or need and just answer brown diesel manual wagon to every question. That's largely true. But how does that brown diesel manual wagon is a bad answer for most car buyers?
Patrick thinks automakers are hitting the mark based on what they showed at this year's Detroit Auto Show. Also today, I wrote a counter to a Yahoo! Autos piece about U.S. automakers being stuck in the past, based on the products they showed off this year. In short, I said the domestic automakers understand the need save fuel in mainstream cars, not with limited production EVs and fuel cells.