Lloyd, it would be interesting to analyze the numbers of economy cars vs luxury cars, mini vans vs sport utilities, and most of all pickups (which are actually used like or at least configured to be used like trucks vs. the 4-door, short bed, sport utility replacement pickups which seem to amount to a very high percentage of sales in the segment).
I don't know that we would find practical outsells impractical though it might depend largely on the subjective placement of the practical goalposts.
But back on pickups, I'm not sure how practical the current 4-door short bed pickups are compared to their smaller 2-door long bed predecessors.
And I should say I like the segment, but most people who drive them seem to need them as much as the mom driving alone in the Escalade. Mid-size pickups are as large or larger than full-size pickups a mere decade or so ago and full-size pickups are so big they can't even fit in parking spots anymore.
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