Source: The Detroit News
quote: would I love a 54MPG V8 SUV, you bet. but its not possible due to basic physics.
quote: The Federal Government has no right, whatsoever, to involve itself in matters of consumer choice.
quote: This combined with the economy-killing subsidies for EV's are a clear and present threat to capitalism and the auto industry at large.
quote: That's only something that GM can do. The company that pioneered planned obsolescence and the worst mass produced engines in the world.
quote: Why build a product that can last a lifetime when you can build something that forces the customer to buy again in a shorter amount of time that you can control(to a certain extent)?
quote: You're probably one of those idiots that thinks EV's will eventually cost $20k too.
quote: Its entirely possible for this to occur (albiet in 15-20 years) using an extrapolation of existing price reduction lines. Now I am talking 20k in 2010 dollars.
quote: That does NOT makes ANY sense at all and it NOT in keeping with reality (which is car prices continuing to RISE like it has been).
quote: Here I will explain: If a product is planned to stop working/break after a certain time then the customer would be forced to buy another product. Why build a product that can last a lifetime when you can build something that forces the customer to buy again in a shorter amount of time that you can control(to a certain extent)?
quote: I would be concerned as well if you don't understand what is now widely used concept.
quote: CAFE is an illegal and unconstitutional mandate. It needs to be stopped. The Federal Government has no right, whatsoever, to involve itself in matters of consumer choice.
quote: Fuel prices are far more effective than CAFE in promoting fuel efficient technologies.
quote: You left out ineffective, inefficient and political chicanery.
quote: I see it like this. At some point the endless spihon of gas will run short. it will likely be political, or possibly supply based, but at some point, demand will outdo supply and when it happens, prices will skyrocket, and the ecomony of the entire planet will crash, and crash hard.
quote: The free market cant/wont see that. The free market will buy V8 SUV's until a crisis happens.
quote: If we aren't pushing these technologies, when it happens, we will be screwed. Not might be screwed, we will be screwed, all of us.
quote: So why not develop and live at the same time simultaneously?
quote: If we do nothing but build V8 SUV's and Hummers until it happens, its too late. Its quite simple really.
quote: Its called planning.
quote: I am not in favor of CAFE specifically, but at least can see why to try and that is all my post meant.
quote: You need to get laid really badly dont you?
quote: by retrospooty on February 14, 2012 at 9:25 PM
quote: Errr.. you seem to have the same problem.
quote: This crap has been going on for decades.
quote: Common Sense is not at all common.Someone's common sense is another person's crazy talk.