With gas prices skyrocketing, when in the world are the car manufacturers
introduce cars that give decent gas mileage? By 'decent', I don't mean a
promised 30 mpg, but 50 or 60 mpg. We all know it can be done. But
instead, I keep seeing ads on TV for SUV's and sports cars that have 300+
horsepower or out-accelerate a SAAB jet. How far out of touch with
consumers are those ads?
Of course, it really takes the politicians pushing the oil companies' hands
out of their pockets, so how realistic is my hope of relaxing government
regulations on emissions and safety to allow more fuel efficiency? In
Europe, they have cars that get much better mileage and still have good
performance. Countries like Germany and France are VERY 'green' oriented,
so we should be able to live with their standards. Over half of their cars
are diesels, also, so why not have them here? Regulations.......
Speaking of Europe, I was on CNN's website and looked up worldwide gas
prices. I was amazed to see that gas prices in France and Germany are STILL
about $5.40 a gallon, which is what they were the last time I was there two
years ago! While our prices have more than doubled in that time period,
their prices have stabilized. How can that be unless we are really being
gouged? This brings us back, once again, to politicians allowing such
things to happen. Even more amazing is that gas in Puerto Rico is only
$1.80 a gallon! Gas in Venezuala is $0.12 per
How do we stop this gouging and get fuel efficient cars????? We are
basically screwed because we have absolutely no say in the situation.
Hyundai probably has the cars we need but aren't allowed to introduce them.