Cars on Death Row
It’s been said that people don’t choose their cars… the cars choose their people.
To an extent, I agree, because cars have an incredible power to make us want them. Even if a new car is nowhere on your radar screen, you could see one in a parking lot or get sucked into a slick TV ad only to find yourself rationalizing why you need it.
I know it’s happened to me, and I am 100% positive it’ll happen again (probably soon, now that I’ve decided to keep my current car at least 3 more years!).
Be careful though, because some cars might catch your heart only to disappear by the time you’re ready to buy. Here are some cars on the chopping block, not likely to survive until the next model year:
2009 will be the final year for the highly praised roadster from Honda. If you’re looking for a reason why this once popular car is heading for the history books, look no further than December 2008 sales numbers: 72 of them were sold.
I’ve been ready to see this one go since the novelty of its design wore off in 2001. Some people, though, still like it… so if you’ve been yearning for a new PT Cruiser, your window of opportunity is closing fast.
It was easy to fall in love with this affordable and sexy roadster. Now, though, the entire Saturn line could be headed to the gallows. Want a Saturn? Better act quick!
My thoughts are simple on this one: The H3 should’ve never even been produced. Maybe instead of just stopping production, GM should collect all that are still on the road and destroy them to eliminate all evidence they ever existed.
When the SC exits the Lexus stable, the company will be left without a convertible. Lexus isn’t really known, though, for powerful roadsters, so removing the SC keeps Lexus focused on what they do best: posh cruisers in the form of sedans and SUVs.
Cadillac only sold 1,250 XLRs last year, so its demise shouldn’t come as a big surprise. Caddy is replacing the $87,000 XLR with a CTS coupe that’ll be priced closer to $40K. Killing the XLR actually appears to make some sense!
Mercedes is debuting their new E-class, which will mean the end of the popular (at least in America) CLK.
What cars would you put on the chopping block?