Yes, there is a pattern here: economical, reliable, good mileage, decent handling, small for city driving/parking but accommodates reasonable amount of people/things (hatchbacks are great for that, w/ reconfigurable interiors).
Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it. We should remove the carrot and walk forward with our eyes open. -- Raistlin Majere
"How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray