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Why do we hold 30 MPG up as the gold standard for fuel efficient cars?
Why aren't we demanding 40 and 50 MPG? I know some of the hybrids
get over 40 MPG, but I think ALL cars should get at least 40 MPG.
I had a 92 honda civic vx hatch and it got 48 city and 55 highway with no hybrid stuff, pure gas. They can still do that but they don't want to.
Now the Bonneville is a fine ride. But if I want to get better mileage I have to trade down to one of these butt ugly cracker boxes for 6-8 more MPG? I don't think so.
The technology for better gas mileage has been out there for decades, even on the old carburetor engines and bigger cars. 30-50 MPG V8's. Why aren't we seeing it when Detroit has the ability? Big oil, the EPA, and Washington control the show.
I don't care where the supposed home office of a carmaker is - ownership is all global nowadays. This household has two Hyundais and one Kia and all were built by American laborers in the USA.
How many Ford, GM, and Chrysler products are anymore and how long has that been the case? The last 3 Dodge/Chrysler minivans we had all were made in Canada while our first two were made in St. Louis.
Don't bash the brand until you know the facts. We are at the point now where a lot of Americans are building cars in the USA for overseas corporations. At least they have opened plants in the Stateswhile we in Illinois have watched GM close Fisher Body and Chrysler close Belvedere.