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post #1 of 23 Old 09-22-2007, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Agency says sorry, we like buying American cars, too

WASHINGTON -- A federal official expressed regret Thursday over a newsletter sent to his agency's 67,000 workers, suggesting they consider owning one of 12 cars -- all made by foreign-based companies -- to cut their energy use.
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post #2 of 23 Old 09-22-2007, 04:05 AM
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A want to see the link to this.

Someone's going to get heat for this.
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post #3 of 23 Old 09-22-2007, 05:40 AM
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Yea so would I....

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Where's the newsletter and list of cars?

How does buying another car cut on energy use anyhow?

It takes energy to make the new car and how much energy is used at your place of business over X year/years to earn enough money to purchase the car? How much energy was used in transporting them? Do the execs have to jump on a plane and fly to Japan or where ever. How much energy does that take?

I'd like to see the break down of petroleum and other resources to make a car in the first place. I believe I read in an article that it was around 2340 gallons of gasoline. That's 3-4 years of driving for the average American.

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[QUOTE=USA1Camaro;23838]Where's the newsletter and list of cars?

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I think this is the list of cars:

http://www.dailyfueleconomytip.com/?p=296


Honda Civic GX (actually runs on natural gas)
Toyota Prius
Honda Civic Hybrid
Nissan Altima Hybrid
Toyota Yaris
Toyota Corolla
Toyota Camry Hybrid
Honda Fit
Kia Rio5
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post #7 of 23 Old 09-22-2007, 12:49 PM
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So basically they suggested economical cars.

Someone here surely knows of a few that can compete with the ones on the above list, no?

I call BS (read: politics) on this one.

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Funny how they mention the Toyota Corolla, but not the Pontiac Vibe which is THE EXACT SAME CAR.
Idiots.

American cars that should be on that list:
Chevy Aveo
Chevy Cobalt
Chevy HHR
Pontiac Vibe
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Isn't it the toyota Matrix or whatever?
Don't forget the Jeep Patriot and the Jeep Compass..which is the Jeep version of the caliber with available 4wd.
Patriot is more of a boxy Jeep look..the compass is like the last gen Liberty..all bug-eyed and feminine.



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post #10 of 23 Old 09-22-2007, 03:57 PM
 
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hmmmm interesting...... more political bs..... seems to be an everyday thing anymore
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