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Old 07-02-2011, 10:15 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Old Tele man View Post point is: the asian car manufacturers "...just DID it..." when gas was cheap; Detroit "...just DIDN'T..." until gas got expensive.
+1 on that.

My frustration has always been that the same domestic OEMs that have long standing European subsidiaries just will not bring the GOOD options that people would want for "emissions" reasons or whatever excuse that gets manufactured. Everytime our overseas brothers and sisters post about their cars, I can't help to feel a little cheated because the management running the show over here won't even give us the option, and unless you do your own research, you will not find out how much better they are.

Oh, and that pickup truck/SUV thing; all the manufacturers have had real efficient vehicles for years, especially in the South American market where the same vehicle that gets sold here is sold there with a different drivetrain, ie Ford F150, Ranger, GM Silverado and S10/15. Makes me mad just thinking about it.
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