If it can get 40-50 combined mpg without hybrid technology that would be great. But, I don't really believe it will. I personally don't think the Spark is that attractive, but for many younger people I think the style will be entertaining. The Sonic is something of a disappointment because it gets no better mileage than the Cruze. It seems that weight and size are meaningless these days. The Fiat 500 has a small engine yet very disappointing mpg and uses premium fuel to boot. The Scion IQ looks like a light weight metallic bulldog, yet it can't break the 40 mpg barrier. The Focus gets the same mpg as the Fiesta. The Smart has an absolutely archaic transmission that makes it miserable to drive. It looks like my next car will probably be a Prius C. At least Toyota is talking even better mileage in a smaller package with the same power train as the regular Prius. That's what I like--smaller, better mpg, lighter weight and lots of features and zip.
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The Spark could be a good idea if: 1. They offer all the features the European model does like automatic climate control (pictured) a feature the otherwise awesome Camaro still don't! 2. It improves Chevrolet's average MPG so the next generation Caprice flagship sedan can finally be sold to the public! I look at small cars as a give and take with our "annoyingly government influenced car makers" So traditional American size cars can survive! I speak for all cars!