In reply to Mark Tapscott's piece Why aren't People Buying More Fuel Efficient Vehicles (which was in reply to an Autoblog piece Report - Sales of 30+ MPG Cars Fell 10% in the First Five Months of 2010), The Auto Prophet writes:
Comfort: Americans are not getting thinner. I recently witnessed about 500lbs of female Target shopper (a mother and daughter?) flow out of both sides of an old Dodge minivan, you could almost hear the springs sigh in relief as the ride height jumped by 2" in front. Show those women a Fiesta and they will probably laugh at you. They might then go ahead and eat it.