I got a Mazda 3 super cheap, like 25 percent off. They just introduced it so it's pretty nice. They wanted to push it into a higher category from the economy level. Looks like they won't be selling so many of that model.
Mazda car sales will probably drop to like 50k a year. They were twice that like last year. They have a new SUV coming and those still sell 100 k. But it seems that autos have an obvious weakness and SUVs aren't really expanding.
Autos seem prepared for a recession but they over invested in China. The shakeout there could cause trouble in Detroit. Gm has the biggest stake in China. There's also lots of parts makers and dealers. These haven't shrunk.
My car is full of tech. I got the base model. For a couple k more it would have had lane guilding and other stuff. I don't like that it doesn't have a key. I sometimes get out without turning it off. I press a button but it's not clear how that works.
There could be a big crash coming in tech. It seems every company was plowing into tech to the extreme. It's bigger than the dot-com era when big companies didn't do that. Most of this tech is excessive if not phony.