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Found this online at usatoday about the new it my imagination or are cars becoming more disposible?...imagine if our Supras were designed like this

"What do women want? Storage, parking, ergonomics and maintenance. Their design solutions led to some surprising features:

•No hood. The front end is designed as one large section, meant to be lifted only by the mechanic. The reasoning is women don't want to be bothered with maintenance, and the car is designed to be virtually maintenance free (oil change every 50,000 kilometers, or about 31,000 miles). When the car needs servicing, it sends a wireless message to a local service station, which will contact the owner and schedule an appointment.

•Storage space. The car has wide, gull-wing doors that allow easy access to the space behind the driver's seat. The rear seats are fold-up, theater-style, which allows more storage space. The emergency brake is electric, freeing storage space between the front seats.

•No gas cap. The car has a race-car-style fueling system in which the gas nozzle goes in through an opening with a roller-ball valve to prevent gas and fumes from escaping. Window-washer fluid is poured into a reservoir next to the gas tank.

•Easy to clean. The car has dirt-repellant paint and glass, as well as machine-washable seat covers. The seat covers and carpets come in a variety of styles for a customized interior.

•Easy to park. The car has a sensor to tell the driver if the car will fit in a parking space. It also can take over the steering to parallel park."
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Interesting topic

Hey Mike :) I found it very interesting when reading this topic :idea:

I had no idea last year that women bought 65% of all the brand new cars :? That means a big shift in car design & features itself from new market demands. This prototype car your talking about is supposed to be 225hp, a 2 door coupe, and $25-$50K. And because of the ever increasing population of indepenent+single women, not having kids till later in life and a whole lot more money to spend on themselves as well will create a big change in the auto trend :shock: Not saying its bad.

Volvo has the most women buyers @53%. And 1% of all cars sold. And %11 percent of management are women. Unlike DaimlerChrysler's HQ's in Germany thats %5. And Ford in US has 5 total.

But check this out. In Sweden, 75% of the workforce is women :D And once you have a newborn, you get 390 days leave w/80% pay$ Free day care and birth control :idea: he he he :lol: Its all from this article :lol:
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I must agree, very well said Phil :)

Thanks for the correction Dogstar :wink:
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