Here’s a chart that compares car and truck sales over the last decade. Ostensibly, it shows how increasing gas prices have led to more and more people buying cars instead of trucks.
[via Washington Post.]
I don’t know. To me it says that nobody is changing much, or that the “shock” of gas prices is fairly short-term. Even though “gas is cheap” now, it’s hardly reached the low levels from a decade ago.
Agreed, there’s hardly correlation here, let alone causation. The increase in truck sales in the early 2000s is more likely related to the expansion of SUV offerings than anything else.
^ To that point, what determines whether an SUV is a truck or a car?
Not a useful graph.