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  • n. Plural form of econobox.


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  • But GM's vice president of global design, Ed Welburn, made clear that the goal isn't just to turn out "econoboxes" that post good mileage ratings.

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  • Sharp-looking, affordable cars like the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus and Fiat 500 aren't like the econoboxes you remember.

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  • But as WSJ's Joseph B. White reports, consumers are overlooking boring 'econoboxes' for stylish, fully-equipped small cars that still get 40 miles per gallon.

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  • Cheap econoboxes have big ole 'ZipCar badges on the side, but the BMWs only have a discreet little sticker on the bumper.

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  • For all the money carmakers spend on design, real innovation comes around only once a decade or so, from the '60s "" pony cars' '(like the Mustang) to the' 70s "" econoboxes '' (remember the Chevette?) to the '80s minivans.

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  • The oil shocks and recessions of the 1970s led to Detroit's disastrous effort to "downsize" its barge-mobiles, creating ugly econoboxes.

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  • Many (obviously not all) people seem to feel that without a 2500 sq ft home, 2 vehicles (not econoboxes!)

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  • The Fortwo's $12,235 starting price puts it in the same range as other econoboxes like the Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris, but most people shopping for low-bucks transportation are unlikely to regard the Smart as a viable alternative.

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  • Sustained high gasoline prices are pushing more drivers out of their gas-guzzling SUVs and into what were once called "econoboxes."

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  • Impact of Higher Prices For car shoppers, the run on econoboxes has a downside: Consumers have to pay top dollar for small used cars, even as they get lower trade-in values for their large vehicles.

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