Our choices for transportation don’t say much for us
American automotive firms are pretty much getting out of the car business. They are going almost exclusively to trucks and SUVs. They are leaving the automobile market to foreign companies.
One cannot blame them for this – they are going where the market tells them. You and I pretty much determine what General Motors, et al manufacture.
People have gone in this direction on a large scale because gasoline is a bit cheaper these days. Gas is not costly; so, gas mileage is not much of a factor for many of us anymore.