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Old 03-13-2010, 12:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by roflwaffle View Post
Foreign automakers tend not to deviate significantly from what domestic automakers do in America because in the past they have been hit by tariffs for offering more fuel efficient offerings. For instance, it's better for VW to sell some diesels that get good mileage than try to sell smaller diesels that get great mileage and face tariffs, which can erode any success they had.
Is this true??!!??
I know the reason is to protect makers of less fuel efficient cars and to keep the mpg thing from running away with itself and turning into some kind of big green monster etc etc.
But what is their reason for this rather childish law?


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