Monday, June 08, 2009

No UAW at Little Tikes

"...A classic toy car is being inducted into an auto museum in Cleveland - and it outsold every other car in the U.S. in 2008.

The [Little Tikes] Cozy Coupe, a plastic cherry-red sports car...

On Saturday, it will take its place next to historically significant automobiles at the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum.

The Cozy Coupe sold 457,000 units in 2008, topping the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. In the '90s, it outsold both the Accord and Ford Taurus.

It would land in the top-20 best-selling models of all time, if considered, having sold more than 10 million units in its 30-year history..." (source)

This car puts the Prius to shame in terms of "green" factor, but I don't think that's been the key to the Cozy Coupe's prolonged success...I think the fact the UAW can't seem to get a foothold in this company may just be the reason...

...And yes, that is my little Person modeling our ancient little Coupe :)

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