Article from Road & Track: It would seem the era of the proper small car is here. Mind you, companies like Honda and Mazda have been doing it right for years, but for many automakers the words “small cars” and the “U.S.” just didn’t jibe.
There have been small cars, but it’s the word “proper” that makes the difference. As an example, the Chevrolet Chevette of many years ago was a solid and reliable little machine, but about as much fun and as interesting as a canker sore.
So when Chevrolet gave us a chance as the first journalists to drive the new Sonic, we had our doubts.