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Description: Convertibles, such as the Ford Thunderbird in the 1991 film Thelma & Louise, have epitomized the promise of freedom that’s long fueled the popularity of the automobile. From James Dean’s Porsche (PAH3:GR) 550 Spyder to Steve McQueen’s Jaguar (TTM) XKSS, ragtops have been associated with rebels of all stripes. Nowadays, however, a sport-utility vehicle with a big sunroof is more likely to be the object of desire as wind-in-your-hair motoring becomes passé.

Source: Businessweek.com

Date: Apr 10, 2014

Link: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-10/convertible-car-sales-have-plunged-as-image-of-fun-freedom-dims#r=hpt-fs

Questions for Discussions:

  • Why have sales of open-roof passenger vehicles dropped, according to the report?
  • Do you agree with this assessment?

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