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Old 02-27-2008, 01:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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This didn't sound like a very well thought out law. The cut off point was completely arbitrary and gave manufacturers no heads up in what to expect. Honda had a very legitimate concern when the Fit missed out on a $1000 tax rebate by .1L/100km. A progressive system with multiple brackets would be much more effective. It should also be announced at least 2-3 years ahead of time to give manufacturers time to design vehicles to the upcoming FE standards. You can always count on politicians to screw up a good thing.
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