Theory: Small cars have no future

Okay, you would know by now that I:
So, you can imagine the smile on my face reading this piece: http://www.macleans.ca/business/markets/article.jsp?content=20080910_98410_98410.

In reality, I think the argument is a bit of a furphy.

However, one of the points raised is something I just can't fathom: "they are cheaper, so they attract younger drivers who tend to maintain them poorly". If you are younger, I think it would be fair to say the car typically represents a more significant investment that for older buyers. That being the case, you'd expect (hope?) that this significant investment would be accompanied by an interest in protecting that investment.

Maybe I'm trying to apply my love of (good) cars to the world of unimaginative disposable consumer goods?

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