Posted: 3/2/2011 11:17:46 PM
5 bucks a gallon aint garbage Europeans pay more already.
I think Toyota and Honda are scummy for builiding such big cars. American cars are always giong to be big but the Japs arent building cars with 1.2 liter engines like the ones which sell the most in Europe. They make them to be barely more feul efficient than American ones. Go look at a Fiat 500 and ask if you can buy a similar car over here other than those smart cars. A Ford Focus is a big car over there.
I feel sorry for rural Americans. And rent in cities near public trans will go up. But isolated communites will be devastated even more, everyone outside major cities will be relying on the government for handouts if gas goes too high.
5 bucks a gallon would be OK if the Japs built their cars over here like they do in Europe. IT will take a year or two but they should shrink and get 35-50mpg.
But they arent, they build the cars to get about 30 now and try and keep them normal sized so they are equally nice to the American ones. When Toyotas and Hondas came on the scene they weighed 1/2 as much as american cars. Now they weigh the same. fool, they build them to be equal in size and try and convince people they are more feul efficient.
Also there are less hybrids being made in 2010 and 2011 than the years prior. Its not worth the extra money for one when you get decent efficiency without it.
Any american who drives one is a friggin lowlife scumbag anyway be a friggin man and buy yourself something nice from the General with leathers and a v8.
Consumerism drives America if you want things to change start spending money on stuff you like and encourage others to do so too. 1.2 litre engines will emerge and people will be able to handle 5 bucks a gallon. It wont help the small communities where people need to drive trucks and stuff decent distances though rural areas aren't going to have thier economic status improve.
AND darn THE JAPS THEIR CARS SHOULD BE LIKE SMALL EUROPEAN ONES NOT THE SAME SIZE AS MIDSIZE FORDS AND CHEVYS COCKSUCKERS!!!! If they were rinky dink little peices of garbage (there just midsized peices of garbage) we would be golden for whatever raises were coming up as poor peole could go out and grab a 95-2007 model. Now only rich people who can afford new cars will be able to drive. darn THE JAPS. ITS THEIR FAULT FOR DESIGNING THIER CARS TO darn AMERICAN MANUFACTURERS.
Most of this country deserves to be slaves to chairman mao and china anyway fuckin sheep. People will lap up Charlie Sheen and think we are a liberal society bullshit America is more conservative than ever the way Cops bust balls to raise money is disgusting most people in the legal system did nothing wrong.