A funny thing has happened during the stampede out of cars and into crossovers: some compact cars are growing their sales back. And curiously, they are mostly the ones that added new hatchback versions for 2017: the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Chevrolet Cruze. So far, the newly hatched competition hasn't hurt the sales of the seminal hatch that's been around for almost 40 years – Volkswagen Golf sales are also up this year. But should Volkswagen be worried?
It seems hard to believe there actually are some stretches of four-lane freeway along Crete's E-75 highway. Clearly they don't extend to the eastern portion of the island. Here, the major east-west coastal corridor narrows to a two-laner that winds around the crags and canyons of the jagged coastline. Inland, the mountain roads are the same, only narrower – much narrower. No wonder most locals drive micro-compact cars about the size of a 9/10ths-scale Chevy Spark.
Auto makers know how to build cars that can run on the smell of an oil rag. Actually selling them is the greater challenge. Case in point: Honda's unlamented CR-Z hybrid micro-coupe. It could sip along at 6.0 litres/100 kilometres, but only a few dozen Canadians a year bought it. If mitigating climate apocalypse is the goal, a better approach is to start with a relatively thirsty vehicle that sells in big numbers, and then cut its consumption by a meaningful percentage.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".