There was a period several years ago when the Tacoma was starting to decline in sales. Not that the product had slipped, it's just that people wanted larger trucks. Well, those same gas-guzzling behemoth trucks aren't selling so well now with gas rising above $4 per gallon.
TOYOTA SIENNA - Nothing has changed much in the mini-van world. Although the impressive Kia Sedona is closing the gap and some other offerings are solid mini-vans as well, the top dogs, as they have for many years, remain the Sienna and the Honda Odyssey.
When I think of manufacturers that produce dependable vehicles but with very little panache, Subaru and Volvo quickly come to mind. They both make automobiles with plenty of enviable qualities, yet will leave some car shoppers looking elsewhere simply because of their appearance.
What's the first consideration for many convertible car owners? Fun. Sure, it's a simplistic approach to buying a vehicle, but it remains a guideline for folks who like the top down, wind in their face, and taking meaningless drives just for the heck of it.