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Old 02-27-2008, 04:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
However, I don't think announcing it in advance would have helped. Doing so would have just given the manufacturers more time to organize their marketing efforts to try to mold public opinion against it and have it buried before it even launched.

It was painfully obvious that they don't want any market "interference" that lures people out of their most profitable vehicles and into smaller, more efficient ones.
Yeah you have a point. In the US the manufacturers fought higher CAFE standards tooth and nail for the last 20 years. But the moment the new 35mpg by 2020 standard was announced the big 3 immediately started showing off new FE innitatives. Ford with its eco boost engines, GM is killing off the DOHC V8, Chrysler is killing off the HEMI etc. There has to be a better way to go about this.
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