When automakers are doing well, they tend to get creative and do unusual things, taking a gamble on something that may or may not pan out in the market. Great cars like the Pontiac GTO and the Mazda Miata came out of this type of experimentation and immediately began building huge fan clubs of enthusiasts that persist today. When times are bad, car companies tend to do the opposite and pump out volumes of samd-old, same-old. So we get minivans and Buicks. Unless you count retirees as “enthusiasts,” nobody collects these cars.