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Fuel efficiency not driving auto sales | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 27 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jan 3, 2011, titled Fuel efficiency not driving auto sales | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

If U.S. consumers are in the midst of a green revolution, the news hasn't reached car buyers.

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Jan 20 2013

Mcdonough, GA

#21 Jan 3, 2011
Gm man wrote:
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You are totally wrong.
Overpriced? This is America, where the invention of the assembly line allowed cheaper price, better quality, and higher production. Hmmm, funny how a 100k Corvette can destroy a 300-400k euro car.
Underperforming? Ssc Ultimate Aero, Dagger GT, Hennessey Venom GT, Corvette Zr1, Dodge Viper ACR, need I say more. Oh yea, if you want underperforming, but a 2 liter Toyota. If you want the efficiency of a V-6 with power of a V-8 (yes, I know, it sounds just like the commercial), buy an ecoboost.
Tin Can? I believe most American Automakers use Hydroformed Steel to make their frames. Sorry. At least they are not plastic like Toyota.
My comment was in regard to the piece of crap, tin bucket Chevy Volt with its $20k battery. However, the minute GM became Government Motors was the minute I swore never to buy another. Not even a truck.
karon

AOL

#22 Jan 3, 2011
Actually I am sick of driving , I would rather be on a passenger train reading , or working on my computer or in the train resturant enjoying a glass of wine! Driving is such a waste of time and it is dangerous to drive on the highways!
give it a rest

Blacklick, OH

#23 Jan 4, 2011
karon wrote:
Actually I am sick of driving , I would rather be on a passenger train reading , or working on my computer or in the train resturant enjoying a glass of wine! Driving is such a waste of time and it is dangerous to drive on the highways!
The train is dead. The $400 million went to California. If your commute is that long you need to consider changing jobs or moving closer to you current one. If COTA is an option use it. Your taxes are paying for it. Carpool if you can. There are other choices!

Since: Jan 10

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#24 Jan 4, 2011
karon wrote:
Enjoy the gas hogs while you can, when United States starts having oil shortages like United States miltary is saying by 2015, you are going to be walking more or taking mass transit!
You really do not get it do you? For many people there is an option to buy a more fuel efficient car because they have no need for towing, hauling, driving through snow. Mass transit does not serve everywhere, and with the scarcity of jobs sometimes you have to drive a little further to a job. Beyond enjoying these gas hogs it is about necessity. The government should not have the ability to tell me that I have to buy a car that is more fuel efficient because that is not the democratic republic that I live in, and they have no clue as to what I need.
Um is not a word

Columbus, OH

#25 Jan 4, 2011
How did all of you enjoy seeing the 400 HP "Nutcracker" commercial for the souped-up GM pick 'em truck over the Christmas holidays? Did you enjoy seeing it 400 times? I thought it was funny ONCE -- the first time I saw it. Then I realized Obammy Motors BR549 was running those ads over and over again. And that vehicle is anything but fuel efficient.
Gm man

Washington, MI

#26 Jan 4, 2011
Jan 20 2013 wrote:
<quoted text>My comment was in regard to the piece of crap, tin bucket Chevy Volt with its $20k battery. However, the minute GM became Government Motors was the minute I swore never to buy another. Not even a truck.
The Volt is an amazing car. It costs as much to engineer as a Bugatti! An the battery is so expensive because it's been tested and designed like no other.

I'm not sure what peoples problems are. Swearing never to buy a GM car again just cause they took a bailout? Dosent make sense to me. Personally, being a taxpayer I would want to buy a GM car since I practically paid for it already. But, on that note, a lot more automakers took loans from the US government than just GM and Chrysler, and YES, Ford and Toyota are some of those that did!
Gm man

Washington, MI

#27 Jan 4, 2011
Um is not a word wrote:
How did all of you enjoy seeing the 400 HP "Nutcracker" commercial for the souped-up GM pick 'em truck over the Christmas holidays? Did you enjoy seeing it 400 times? I thought it was funny ONCE -- the first time I saw it. Then I realized Obammy Motors BR549 was running those ads over and over again. And that vehicle is anything but fuel efficient.
How is a 3 ton truck with a 400hp engine going to be efficient? It's made for labor, like trucks are suppost to be made for, not for you hippies that stick your nose to the backs if cars just to see if they have any emissions. I will admit, America needs to buy more electric cars, but enough with all this hippie stuff.

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