I dispute the idea new mileage rules will make cars more expensive

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    New mileage rules: Pay more for cars, less at pump - Yahoo! News
    Imagine the options with this $20,000 car you move 200,000 units of a year. Its a 3400 lb family sedan with 3 engine choices. A 180horse 32 mpg 2.2Liter 4 banger no one buys. A 250horse 26mpg 3.3Liter V6 which is the most popular choice, and a 399 Horse 22mpgTurbo 6 cylinder which is the "face car" of the model.

    What will it take to make this car get 35mpg?

    Not much. Make a 140 horse 4 cylinder your main model. Your company probably already has this engine in production for your economy gas getter. Don't say 140 horse cars aren't acceptable. I'm not the oldest one here and I remember cars in the 80's doing 70mph just fine.

    Where does the increased cost come from?
     
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    You know...Bush actually wanted to get to 35 sooner then the Dems did so they blew him off on the idea. They wanted to own the issue...not him.
     
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    Oh you'll be paying more at the pump as well.
     
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    Interesting factoid on the W. I'll use it at work to build support for this. Got a link? I can find stuff about the 07 bill he signed which put these similar standards in place by 2020. Read some references to a plan about "reduce gas use by 20%" by xxx years.
     
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    Well I guess doing what we can to kill the demand for middle eastern oil is supported by the troops.

    You agree offering less powerful engine options in cars won't raise the price?
     
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    Getting to more then 35 would be a good thing. I think we should shoot for 100.

    Problem is the Dems keep cutting off ideas. They only want to try what they want to try and none their ideas work in the real world.

    Their goal is to raise the price of gas slowly..

    What was it Obama said; "It's not that the price is too high...it's that it went too high too fast."

    Obama cuts off other sources of energy while he's playing face time to this phony exploration rhetoric. He has no intention of allowing drilling. He's just allowing them to explore....which costs millions.....with no profits on the horizon. It's total bullshit.
     
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    As MPG increases, people tend to drive more (its cheaper), and so gasoline consumption remains relatively constant. MPG standards won't even dent our dependency on foreign oil.
     
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    Right...and because the tree-huggers run the Democrat Party they have no intention on letting us drive more.

    The goal is to get us off fossil fuels completely....but then they don't have any viable alternatives.
     
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    Well, we all disagree with the Associated Press and have decided 35mpg cars are as cheap to produce as 30 mpg cars.

    A valid point. Can I politely agree 80% or so?

    If gas was $.30 a gallon still I'd drive more than even I do (about 20k miles a year). I just don't have THAT much time to drive even further to fish or vacation or whatever.
     
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    Of fuel?
    New taxes are coming .
    The dollar is being deliberately weakened everything is going to cost more.
    The financial crisis hasn't even started yet.
     

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