Ask a group of seventh graders if they’d rather have a new phone or a car, and roughly 76.7 percent of them will want the phone.
Okay, I made up that percentage, but according to my experience, phones have become a bigger gotta-have to kids than automobiles.
I have a seventh grader, and thanks to the gods of good upbringing, he’s already planning what he wants as his first car. (A used Toyota FJ Cruiser.) His friends, though, would rather interact with friends through technology than at a common physical location that requires transport.
That’s a sad commentary on society itself, but since this is a car blog, I’ll refrain.