quote: The survey is for everyone, but car makers only cater to the desires of new car buyers. ~40% of them earn $50-100k, and ~30% earn $100k+. Not only do they place lower priority on fuel cost than the general public, but dealers also convince them to choose bigger engines.Most people, however, buy used cars, and are stuck with the shortsighted choices of others. Sure, they can influence residuals for fuel efficient cars, but that has too limited and indirect of an impact on new car purchases.That's why they overwhelmingly support CAFE and don't trust the automakers and new car buyers to give them what they want. They may not make this realization as explicitly as I have, but they do own used cars and wish they delivered much better economy.
quote: If the automakers want to make a gas guzzling car they can, but you'll just pay penalties for it.