I'm always aware of random coincidences that become patterns. You know... those observations that make you go hmmm? It's definitely a trick of trend tracking, but most times, it just pieces things together to make me realize that something is occurring that is worth registering.
The latest for me is what I'm calling the attack of the PT Cruiser. The "gangster" Chrysler. I don't know enough about the design of the car to understand what the consumer profile was for this car. Who were they designing for? But whoever they were designing for, is not happy.
As of late, they have realized their car is an albatross, no vroom, a ridiculous exterior... and they are angry. At one point last week, I got cutoff by three different PT Cruisers in the short span of 10 miles!! These are not happy people. And they're taking it out on the rest of us. Within the past two weeks, everywhere I look there's a PT Cruiser on the road, doing something PT Cruiser-ish, including trying to pass a Porsche 993 on an incline. Silly car!
Yes I'm a car snob. I love well designed, preferably German cars. I make assumptions about cars and drivers without knowing who they are. That's why I'm going on the record to say that those people in the "gangster" Chryslers are none too happy with the stereotype and out to prove it wrong. Silly drivers!