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Originally posted by ken10
Well, I've seen this before and its partly to the car doing 75 miles per UK gallon 4.54 litres as opposed to 3.78 litres in a US Gallon !
And the rest is something to do with some epa emission regulations bs that the US government are using as an excuse.
Originally posted by Bone75
Yet another reason to hate politics in the good ole USA. After watching the video, I had to do some research because I thought for sure this was pure sensationalism... WRONG! What the guy is saying is 100% true.
I'm not sure how to embed the video so if someone could help I'd appreciate it.
This makes me sick. Basically the guy is saying that there are cars built here in America that are amazingly fuel efficient, but they are shipped overseas and we're not allowed to buy them.
It seems like every day I learn something that should have everyone taking to the streets and demanding our country back... yet here we sit. What is it gonna take to get people off their butts? How much more are we willing to take? All I here about the occupy movement is that they are a bunch of dope-smoking hippies who don't know their azzes from a hole in the ground, and I can't help but wonder... who's fault is that? Anyway I hope this ruffles your feathers as much as mine.
With 185lb ft of torque at 1500rpm, it mates well with the optional seven speed dual clutch gearbox, providing sufficient if not overwhelming levels of performance along with impressive of refinement and, with a combined cycle average of 58.9mpg, outstanding economy.
Originally posted by Ookie
States depend on fuel taxes. If all the cars got 80 mpg then the amount of fuel being bought would go way down. Those states would lose tons of money and the roads wouldn't be fixed because they would not fire the higher ups. So they need cars to get no more than 40mpg or else it ruins their spreadsheets and they can't make money. So that is why we can't have 80mpg cars. If we did, they would raise the price of gas to compensate. Like to oh say, $8.00 a gal like they have in Europe.
Originally posted by Cassius666
In Europe distances to drive are shorter most of the time, so thats why our fuel is more expensive, because we use less of it on average. But yeah, if less fuel is consumed the price goes up, because of, supply and demand...edit on 20-6-2012 by Cassius666 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
I will never buy an American vehicle, they are poor inferior quality cars compared to German cars. All three of my cars have been German.