How the “Crossover” Has Replaced the Sports Car

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When you picture a status car, you probably imagine a sleek low slung Porsche, a Maserati or a Bugatti Veyron -- all cars built to impress. Well, those might soon be the status cars of yesteryear. BMW’s head of sales says, sports car purchases have plummeted since the recession of 2008, and some car market watchers say they’re not coming back. Matt Hardigree, Editor in Chief of Jalopnik, a website that covers cars, car culture, and the automotive industry, says we might be seeing the end of classic sports cars as the ultimate status symbols.