Skip to comments.Car dealers fear Obama fuel standards will make new vehicles unaffordable
Posted on 07/30/2012 3:34:27 AM PDT by tobyhill
The White House is expected to OK federal standards in the next few weeks that will nearly double vehicle gas mileage for vehicles by 2025, as automotive dealers warn the changes could slam the recovering retail car industry because they will come with sticker prices that will keep buyers off their lots.
The recommendations call for fleet wide gas mileage of 54.4 miles a gallon by 2015 -- essentially the average gas mileage for cars, trucks, vans and all other vehicles in a model year.
The Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration submitted their proposed 2017-2025 fuel-efficiency recommendations in mid-July to the administrations Office of Management and Budget.
Dealers support fuel economy increases, Bailey Wood, a National Automobile Dealers Association spokesman told FoxNews.com Saturday. But if dealers cannot put vehicles on the road, we cannot reduce greenhouse gases or our dependence of foreign oil.
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-——but they are not imported in large quantities-——
Because they are made in Tennessee, South Carolina and Alabama
Like a Yamaha XJR1300 with a 5 speed...disc brakes? That would be a fun golf cart.
(of course it would now need a re-body kit.)
It is time to buy all the F150’s,Silverodo’s and Rams you can find put them in storage and in a few years you will be rich.
True, but they are not imported in large quantities. Even Ford and GM sell more diesels and more diesel models overseas.
I think that's in part because it's just easier to buy gasoline than to buy diesel fuel. Back in the post-Nixon/post-Carter oil crisis days of the 1980s, many manufacturers sold diesels -- the "Big 3" in the US, plus Toyota, Nissan, Volvo and Audi -- in addition to VW, BMW and Mercedes. There were probably others that I can't think of. Since most manufacturers sell diesels in the Rest of the World, it wouldn't be awfully difficult to sell diesels here in the US again. I think the main issue is a lack of demand.
If driving a lot of diesels and coal-powered (electric) cars is better for the environment than what we're driving now is debatable. But that's a different debate.
If I was pResident I would decree that ALL vehicles must run on Pixie Dust and that their exhaust emissions must consist completely of Skittles.
That’s about as realistic as the shiite these arseholes are spewing.
can’t get there with ethanol in the gasoline....
Rebuilding and reconditioning old cars is going to become one of the top 3 growth industries of the next decade.
Can’t wait until Cuba is opened to all of us...my first purchase will be a ‘57 Chevy.
Of course, the way it’s going, it will be the Russians buying up these oldie-goldies
pResident Cloward-Piven's only goal is to overwhelm the system.
Well, they have been promising us flying cars for decades.
Enviroweenies can have my sport ute when they pry the keys out of my cold, dead fingers. Until then, stay away from the front bumper.
The other thing is that the smaller, high mileage cars just have to be produced. Not one has to be sold and leave the dealers' lots.
Last July I decided to trade my Ford Ranger for bigger truck. Looking around I decided on a Silverado. I didn't want anything out of the ordinary except I didn't want four wheel drive.
Silverados were scarce. Really scarce. I had dealers tell me the demand was great and folks that wanted to get rid of a Silverado usually sold it themselves because they could get top dollar. They also said "Cash For Clunkers" had really screwed up the used market.
It took me until Thanksgiving to find a truck: 2004, big V8, auto, air, towing pkg, etc., extended cab, 76K miles, nice truck.
Max interstate speed limit here in Illinois is 65 - for any vehicle.
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