Obama's plan to move to better mileage cars

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    Will it work? Look at the current top selling cars from Detroit. Not exactly good MPG vehicles. Do people really want small fuel efficient cars?

    I personally got rid of my beloved truck to get a fuel efficient car and I can say I wish I still had my truck.


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    If people wanted smaller less safe more fuel efficient cars they would buy them. it's that simple

    The question is not what people want to buy but rather how will the government force people to buy smaller less safe fuel efficient cars.

    Can you say higher, much higher gas taxes???
     
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    It's not about what people want. Never has been. Traditionally the government simply brainwashes people into thinking they want this or that but Obama apparently doesn't play games - he's just gonna force you to buy what HE wants.

    I am personally partial to cars that are large, powerful AND fuel efficient.

    95% of new cars today still use more gas than they have to for their size and performance.

    There is no reason why a more powerful car should use more gas. And a bigger car should only use a little more gas than a small one.

    It should entirely be possible to build a 800 horsepower S-Class Mercedes with 40 mpg.
     
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    I also smell government inflated gas prices to encourage ( Make ) people move toward cars people apparently don't want now.
     
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    Some people will get a motorcycle to supplement their gas guzzler instead of downsizing their main ride.

    I think i may be one of those people.

    Although frankly motorcycles scare me to death. But i just don't see how i could go for less power in a new car rather than more.

    I want 0-60 in 3.0 seconds from a car. I think faster than that would be stupid.
     
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    And then when everybody's pissing and moaning about gas prices, Obama will blame BIG OIL.

    So predictable.

    I read something the other day about Prius sales being down by a ridiculous amount...something like 45 percent or something.

    I don't think the people are enamoured of our new regime.
     
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    It hasn't been that long ago the Dems promised us $10/gal. gas,, hard to do it right now though cause their economy sucks! :eusa_shhh:
     
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    Should have been done forty years ago. Now it's too late.

    The borrower is servant to the lender. Get used to being servants.
     
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