quote: WHY not make it MORE aerodynamic, lower to the ground, almost sports car like. Oh wait, with most of the US FAT, no one could get into it that's why.
quote: But still lower those damn cars, Fit, Aero, Spark, ect - why are they ALL tall and skinny, make them sort and WIDE!
quote: They cannot make them wider on that short of a wheel base because it will be unstable and cause more drag.
quote: It's worth pointing out that lower drag coefficient doesn't automatically mean lower drag. To calculate actual drag, you multiply the drag coefficient by the surface area of the profile the car presents to the wind, times a few constants.
quote: I never said lowering drag will increase unstability.
quote: Yes they can and have and lower CG does NOT make a car more unstable. It does the opposite. These cars are tall to give the impression of roominess, that's all. Wheelbase comparison Chevy Spark: 93.1 inches Pontiac Solstice: 95.1 inches Track comparison Chevy Spark: 55.5/55.7 inches Pontiac Solstice: 60.1/60.7 inches Overall width comparison Chevy Spark: 62.9 inches Pontiac Solstice: 71.3 inches