Many automobiles today, it seems to me, suffer from one of two maladies...
1) They sacrifice all comfort in the name of economy. Or,
2) They take their role of symbolization too seriously and they wear it too prominently (i.e. they're overly masculine, overly luxurious, overly expensive).
As my old car heads north of 300,000 miles, I've been giving the topic of vehicles a bit more thought lately.
The question might be: what is the vehicle for a young American fellow that's neither incapable nor a compensatory mechanism; not conspicuous consumption but also not cheap; avoids killing the earth with fossil fuel consumption without giving off the air of being greener-than-thou? What is the vehicle for a man of the modern age?