really? i just plowed through this turgid drivel
and can't find any such dictate. where do you get your information?
can you post a cite?
there's nothing saying they have to be thicker. they just have to be
stronger. and of course they have to be even stronger than before to
withstand the weight of an even heavier car than before.
but getting back to the stronger point, have you ever looked at the
windshield pillar on a convertible? did you know that that pillar has
to be strong enough to support the whole car, and that to do so without
additional connected structures such as the roof, requires more strength
than the pillars on a conventional sedan? with those key points in
mind, have you ever asked yourself why the convertible's pillar is still
the same size as the sedan????
iow, you're just making this stuff up tegger. there is nothing in the
regs dictating pillar size, simply strength. and increased strength, as
evidenced by convertible versions of sedans, shows it can be done
seriously tegger, where do you get this stuff?
myth, propaganda, b.s.
it's got nothing to do with "activists", and everything to do with oil
companies fighting to increase vehicle weights to keep gasoline
consumption up as engines become more efficient. perhaps if you weren't
so blinded by your irrational hatreds of anything to do with u.s.
regulatory environments*, you'd be able to actually see, and comment on,
* something i have to say is bizarre for someone who doesn't even live here.
absolutely. But for usefulness, both the Prius and the Volt are way
more suited to everyday life than the Leaf could ever hope to be.
Also, isn't the *base* Prius significantly less than that?
My '07 base (as in, so base the dealers didn't carry that model) was
something like $22K. Surely, it hasn't gone up that much since.
That may be.
In which case, the Volt is *still* superior--because the majority of
American drivers drive less than 40 miles per day, but some days do
significantly more and want/need the flexibility to beyond that hundred
It doesn't make sense to have a specialty vehicle, like a $40K scooter,
to do a narrow range of things.
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