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Old 07-04-2011, 05:43 PM   #57 (permalink)
jamesqf
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Originally Posted by cleanspeed1 View Post
I have a counterpoint for you. The automakers have been around for a very long time, and consequently know what works and doesn't work.
Oh, really? There's a long, long list of contrary evidence, starting with the Edsel, continuing through "it's just not technically possible to meet these emission/fuel economy (repeat that one with variations, every year or two), and finishing with "we can go on selling SUVs forever".

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This is big business protecting themselves and maximizing profit, at the expense of the end user.
So your argument is basically that all "Big Business" is in a conspiracy, and GM, Ford, & Chrysler are willing to sacrifice their own profits - indeed, risk their very existence - in order to prop up oil company profits. Sorry, but I just can't buy that sort of altruism from the automakers. As was said earlier, it's important not to mistake incompetence for evil.
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