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An article about GM cars/trucks, and their futures:

http://www.motortrend.com/features/auto_news/2007/112_0711_sip_gas_or_die

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There's a mandate going around General Motors that puts on the back burner any project that doesn't have an absolute fuel-economy gain. That is, if a new car is designed in a way to ensure better fuel economy, it's a go. If it's not, it could be on hold indefinitely.

This includes cars designed to be bigger and/or more powerful, like the next-generation Pontiac G6. It doesn't matter to GM that a car might be designed to be heavier or more powerful, but would get the same fuel economy as the current model. If it doesn't add higher mpg numbers, it doesn't contribute to the Corporate Average Fuel Economy bottom line. So the next G6, still on the front-drive Epsilon platform, but designed to be substantially bigger, is one of those on hold.

The mandate certainly will affect GM's rear-drive programs, though more likely the Chevy Impala than the Buick Lucerne and Cadillac DTS/STS replacements. Pontiac's G8 is ready to hit the streets, and Chevy's Camaro is in the pipeline-they're not threatened.

WHEW!
 

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I'm a firm believer of getting my hands on all the performance cars that I can get now. This is like the second rise and fall of the muscle car.
 

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I think the deal with the UAW changed that plan. All those products are back on go now I think.
 

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Actually **** the liberal hybrid driving tree huggers who want to pass a law that'll require EVERY VEHICLE to get 35MPG by 2020.
35mpg in 13 years...That doesn't seem unreasonable, but if it turns out to be, I guarantee they cancel that bill by 2017
 

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Actually **** the liberal hybrid driving tree huggers who want to pass a law that'll require EVERY VEHICLE to get 35MPG by 2020.
I actually don't mind the idea of making cars more fuel efficent. Its our money were burning after all. Besides I like stretching my dollar as far as it can go.
 

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Poor "Big Oil". If cars were more efficient then they wouldn't get billions of dollars in revenue every month. :(
 

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I don't think gas mileage will hurt their profits. They'll just raise the prices to compensate. Without alternative fuels, I'm afraid that we'll never see our gas prices drop. I've seriously considered buying an old diesel Mercedes and a "Gas Man."
 

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LOL I'm not talking about BUYING diesel. I'm talking about making it. A little old veggie oil from a restaurant that's throwing it out anyway, and some lye...Voila. Diesel.
 

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And there is no big oil companies down there suppressing anything. Weird how that works...not.
 
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