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Old 07-28-2009, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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50 years, same argument

Notice any similarities?
Study: Cars Have Grown Bigger and Faster But Not As Efficient : Gas 2.0
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THE HORSEPOWER RACE: It Doesn't Endanger Safety - TIME

You could probably find a similar argument being made every year in-between.
What was justified as not so excessive last year becomes the inadequate base-line next year.

Another interesting thing I found:
http://pubs.its.ucdavis.edu/download_pdf.php?id=1305

In 2009 the average car actually had more horsepower than the average light truck. (In the chart at the bottom)

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A few months ago I returned home just as my neighbor pulled into his driveway. It was cold (around freezing) with some rain and sleet, and he yells to me: You rode your bike? In this weather?!?

So the other day we both returned home at the same time again, only now the weather is warm, sunny, with no wind. And I yell to him: You took the car? In this weather?!?
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I like that time article.
Hilarious; and so "how everybody i know" thinks; well outside ecomodder.
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...notice the "date" on that TIME article, 1955, a great year for Corvettes and T-birds

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