In 2008, when the price of gasoline broke past $4 a gallon for the first time, many drivers started to question the wisdom of owning a large vehicle—especially when most of the time, we travel solo (all too often stuck in traffic). Suddenly, two-seater cars, compacts, and subcompacts started looking like a smart move. Gas prices will continue to go up and down, but the appeal of a growing list of gas-powered, hybrid, and all-electric coupes is here to stay.

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