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econo- +‎ box


econobox (plural econoboxes)

  1. (informal) A small, unassuming automobile.
    • 2007 February 4, Bob Knoll, “A Korean Crossover Gets Its Green Card”, in New York Times[1]:
      BY now, everyone knows that South Korean automakers have come a long way since their first halting attempts to sell tinny econoboxes to Americans.
    • 2007 March 18, Lawrence Ulrich, “There’s More Than Meets the Eye”, in New York Times[2]:
      Soon after, John Cooper’s transformation of this simple econobox into a rally-racing world champion made the Mini an international phenomenon.