What car will you buy before the government tells you you can't?

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    With Obama's new fuel standards, possible because the government now owns the auto business, we will soon have less choice when it comes to what we are allowed to drive.

    That being said, what cars and/or trucks do you want to buy before 2016?

    My first choice:
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    6 speed manual transmission
    6.1 liter Hemi.
    425 Horse Power before tweaking.

    Choice 2:

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    I currently own a 2004 Pilot. It only has 35,000 miles on it and I will keep the thing till it falls apart. The car that replaces it will be sizable, possibly another Pilot or SUV. Will big cars be completely gone in the future? I don't see that; there's a demand for 'family' type vehicles, imo. If my family of 5 plus the dog were to take a vacation down the shore for a week, we currently all fit into the Pilot. If we owned two small cars (Corollas or the like) two cars would be taken because we simply don't all fit. How's that better?
     
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    I don't buy cars on whim... and I generally go for the best buy with the best mileage for my personal needs
     
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    I am not a big buyer. I've only had 3 cars in my life, and I'm 43. My car right now is a 2001 Camry with 120k on it, and I'll probably keep it for at least another 5 years, babying it along at this point.

    It's paid for, what can I say?
     
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    oh they won't be gone. They will however be unaffordable. Obama wants us all to drive those faggy little lighter than a tin can Smart cars

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    I want my flying car!

    They promised me I'd be driving one by now in my weekly readers back in the 1950s.

    I want my flying car and I want that atomic gnerated electricity which they do not meter because its so cheap to produce.

    I'm beginning to think the future isn't what it used to be, personally.
     
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    When the death toll starts rising sharply because these little tin cans can't hold up in a crash, things will change again. It's a trade off - great fuel efficiency and smaller, lighter cars or less fuel efficiency and bigger, heavy cars. I'll take the latter.
     
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    Being a centrist, and a working mom on a budget, I think I'd like something in between. Like my Camry. ;)
     
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    there were lots of small cars in Europe when I lived there (89-95). Primarily that was because people had so little disposable income. The primary lesson though, and I believe it underlies some of the thinking in The Prophet's administration, was that these cars mostly did duty in highly populus areas. Like the east coast is: Boston-Washington corridor.

    Believe Washington is playing a much bigger game. The Cafe standards topic is just the tip of the iceberg. At the end of the day, I believe we need to move to electric cars and nuclear energy. I think they are taking the old approach to easing everyone into whatever they are really planning so the whole movement cannot be voted down to being still born. Ever watch the expressions of some of The Prophet's domestic agency heads? I see quiet cats with birds in their mouths. These are agenda people.
     
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    just hope you're not one of the statistics that change everyone's mind
     

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