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    This is not the fault of any one administration but rather it shows what happens within a bureaucratic government agency, this happens to be the EPA, at work. "Common sense goes out the door."



    : VW Passat 78.5 MPG in the UK

    VW Passat 78.5 MPG in the Uk
    THIS IS NOT ONLY WORTH WATCHING BUT SHOULD BE A MUST.




    VW Passat 78.5 MPG in the Uk


    This is definitely worth watching and listen to.


    I wish everyone of our politicians heard it and answered WHY.

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    bump for legitimate outrage
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    However, we should also note that the people of the UK aren't being allowed to enjoy their fuel efficient vehicles either.

    My optometrist and I were talking about the price of gasoline and I was complaining that the US military expenditure for commerce protection (oil and shipping) is recouped by European countries in the form of a huge gas tax. So the largest "transfer of wealth" is that the US is subsidizing European fuel, while European governments charge that subsidy to their citizens. My optometrist said that when he was in Scotland recently, gasoline was $6 per LITRE.

    That seems a bit high. But even using the $8/gallon figure we generally associate with European countries, that means that a car getting 50MPG is paying the same for fuel as an American getting 25.

    They are going to fuck us over as long as we permit it. Exxon will gladly charge us $15 if we get cars that get 75mpg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    However, we should also note that the people of the UK aren't being allowed to enjoy their fuel efficient vehicles either.

    My optometrist and I were talking about the price of gasoline and I was complaining that the US military expenditure for commerce protection (oil and shipping) is recouped by European countries in the form of a huge gas tax. So the largest "transfer of wealth" is that the US is subsidizing European fuel, while European governments charge that subsidy to their citizens. My optometrist said that when he was in Scotland recently, gasoline was $6 per LITRE.

    That seems a bit high. But even using the $8/gallon figure we generally associate with European countries, that means that a car getting 50MPG is paying the same for fuel as an American getting 25.

    They are going to fuck us over as long as we permit it. Exxon will gladly charge us $15 if we get cars that get 75mpg.
    All Exxon's fault, you really are an expert, what in remains to be seen.
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    I am highly dubious of this claim. I can't do audio at the moment, but I can find the Volkswagon UK site. One handy tool that they have on the site is the ability to sort cars by MPG. And look what you get:




    One model with 78 MPG, and that's not a Passat. It's a Polo. If you've ever been in a Polo, you know that it's roughly the same size as a Smart. IOW, absolutely freaking tiny. And to achieve that 78MPG figure, you have to get VW's "Blue Motion" 1.2L diesel engine with a manual transmission. "Blue Motion" cars have been "designed to have a smaller impact on the environment," and presumably there is some sort of computer gadgetry that will cause this to happen, but it ads an additional £4500 to the pricetag, bringing the cost for the basic model that will get you the magical 78MPG figure £15,265, or $24,780. That's a lot, IMO, for a ludicrously anemic rattletrap that takes fourteen seconds to get to 60 MPH.


    My guess is that the reason this car isn't sold here is because Volkswagon knows that no American would buy this car.
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    I have been complaining for years that America does more than it's fair share of pollution control, but we don't get credit for it. The hysterical left, the party who is always complaining that "we have only 2% of the oil and use 20%" insists on the policy of self flagellation and punishment for our "sins".

    "Addicted to oil!" they scream. Then they give Al Gore a 10 car police escort to the airport so that he can go to his next appointment in a private jet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    I have been complaining for years that America does more than it's fair share of pollution control, but we don't get credit for it. The hysterical left, the party who is always complaining that "we have only 2% of the oil and use 20%" insists on the policy of self flagellation and punishment for our "sins".

    "Addicted to oil!" they scream. Then they give Al Gore a 10 car police escort to the airport so that he can go to his next appointment in a private jet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    I have been complaining for years that America does more than it's fair share of pollution control, but we don't get credit for it. The hysterical left, the party who is always complaining that "we have only 2% of the oil and use 20%" insists on the policy of self flagellation and punishment for our "sins".

    "Addicted to oil!" they scream. Then they give Al Gore a 10 car police escort to the airport so that he can go to his next appointment in a private jet.
    The environmental policies, regulations ,restrictions ,practices etc in the USA would utterly collapse the economies of most other countries.
    The 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeus View Post
    The environmental policies, regulations ,restrictions ,practices etc in the USA would utterly collapse the economies of most other countries.
    You are absolutely right. Every time the gov't tries to throttle the economy, American businessmen find a way to become more efficient.
    It make me crazy, Z., absolutely crazy the way people connect two dots that are on different pages and get passed off as intelligent. The U.S. uses 20% of the world's annual oil production, and in so doing produces 25% of the world's GDP.
    There!
    Those two figures are related.

    The relationship between oil usage and oil possession are not relevant. If they were, Japan would be assigned zero usage, Saudia Arabia...lots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    All Exxon's fault, you really are an expert, what in remains to be seen.
    How much do you pay for electricity?
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