Mrs. RickJay and i watched “The Fast and the Furious” last week. In the film, street racing types race around in Honda Civics. This is a reflection, of course, of the fact that many young people these days seem to prefer the Honda Civic as the car of choice.
But… why? Honda Civics AREN’T FAST. They’re decent value, safe cars, good for a young family, but they’re slow. Now, historically, kids who liked cars have gone in for fast cars; your average kids isn’t going to be able to afford a Lambourghini, but usually they go for something quick. Honda Civics are economy cars, and not even fast as those go. You could soup up a Civic, but you could soup up any car. Why did a very square (in the taste sense, not its literal shape) family economy car become the Gino car of choice?
How did the Civic become the big thing?