Conventional wisdom: Half right ain't bad

After returning from a vacation drive to her ancestral home back east, one of my colleagues said she had noticed a lot fewer license plates from faraway places than she had in other years.

Not surprising, I guess, given all the predictions that skyrocketing gasoline prices would convince Americans to vacation closer to home this year.

But her other observation grabbed me: She saw a lot more domestic-make automobiles than she remembers seeing out east in recent years. No, she didn't have an explanation. And neither do I. Do you?

25

Shares

ATTENTION COMMENTERS: Over the last few months, Automotive News has monitored a significant increase in the number of personal attacks and abusive comments on our site. We encourage our readers to voice their opinions and argue their points. We expect disagreement. We do not expect our readers to turn on each other. We will be aggressively deleting all comments that personally attack another poster, or an article author, even if the comment is otherwise a well-argued observation. If we see repeated behavior, we will ban the commenter. Please help us maintain a civil level of discourse.

Newsletters