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Old 02-01-2017, 03:19 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 34.82 mpg (US)

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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
I have no doubt that the auto industry would collapse if people could only buy cars with their savings.
Boom

I for one think it is unreasonable to expect fuel economy on new cars to improve faster than I can modify it on my Civic--and that might finally convince me to get off of my ever-expanding four points of contact and work on my car.

Isn't oil subsidized, then taxed?

For the record, top oil subsidies are:
Strategic Petroleum Reserve
Reimbursing farmers for fuel taxes for farm vehicles (used on their own farms)
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (so poor people do not freeze in the winter)

Hey look, something else is more complicated than I had realized. Forbes Welcome

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