quote: And 31 mpg isn't bad for a full size sedan.
quote: then Chrysler IS doing things right
quote: My thing is this, everyone else can do it.
quote: A) Its 2011 now. Don't ya think maybe 14 years of goal based innovation may yield some improvements?
quote: B) Not all cars need to be hybrid's, its a "fleet average" that must be met
quote: C) Check Ford. They are well on their way to the CAFE std with non- hybrids.
quote: Remember these are FLEET wide standards.
quote: No ICE engined car will be able to make these standards.
quote: i'll clue him in on a strategy: stop putting HEMI's in every fucking car.
quote: She's never been attractive.
quote: Now Jennifer Aniston....
quote: Well you are just another example of how the conservative brain works. Fear of change. Fear of progress.
quote: Why would car makers have bothered putting the R&D into fuel efficiency if it weren't for these standards?
quote: All developed without ANY regularization dictating it.
quote: With this type of thinking we wouldn't have catalytic convertors and would still have leaded gasoline. What about seat belts and airbags? The car makers began to include seat belts as a standard option but many people didn't wear them until government laws forced them to. So even having the option doesn't necessarily mean they will be used or wanted by the consumer.
quote: Do you really think that any of the advances in safety that have been implemented would be in place across the board if auto manufacturers were left to do it themselves?
quote: By that token, I don't have a problem with the government extending that to fuel economy standards.
quote: Hell, if it were up to me, I wouldn't have even bailed their asses out (the second time). I would have let them rot on the side of the road for the vultures to pick apart.
quote: he 54.5 combined CAFE is for cars and trucks together -- but the EPA windows sticker rating will be much lower (what consumers will actually be looking at).
quote: Maybe a large number of people think the Government knows more about providing for the general welfare than the people engineering vehicles for a living.
quote: The decisions of the auto industry affect more than just the auto industry.
quote: Customers don't want fuel injection
quote: Customers don't want ABSCustomers don't want traction controlCustomers don't want stability control
quote: It only need to convert the few products to hybrid to achieve the CAFE standard.
quote: AND they have a choice to not purchase a hybrid.
quote: That's a hefty price to pay for RWD
quote: The Charger V6 weighs 3,961 The Camry V6 weighs 3,420 The Charger V6 is rated at 18/27 The Camry V6 is rated at 21/30 That's a hefty price to pay for RWD
quote: (which I deem much more important than fuel economy)