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Old 07-21-2009, 02:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by The Atomic Ass View Post
Which is exactly why I hope that they will ultimately fail. They've shown themselves for who they are, perpetuates of the gas-guzzling economy.

If they had accepted my resume last November, there wouldn't be a single a 2010 GM model being offered with a "standard" drive train.
What came first, the chicken or the egg?

If customers buy more large vehicles than small ones, what's a manufacturer to do? Even Honda has bent to the customer's will.

If a model is offered with a base engine and an optional H.O. engine and 95% of the customers order the H.O., it doesn't matter what's on your resume. The customers have a lot of say in what gets built.

That said, I do wish all the manufacturers would be more proactive in educating the consumer about energy use.
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