Obama: Fuel-efficient cars an answer to gas prices

Mar 3, 2012 Full story: Athens Banner-Herald 67

President Barack Obama says higher auto mileage standards set under his administration and better cars built by a resurgent U.S. auto industry will save money at the gas pump over the long term, a counterpoint to Republican criticism of his energy policy.

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Teach

Danbury, CT

#64 Mar 4, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
My husband never wanted a foreign car. We had 3 new American made cars at any given time, had trouble with all 3, mostly from built in obsolescence. In 2009 he bought a VW, and he loves it. Says it is the best handling car we ever had, takes it on long trips for hardly nothing. Yes, he over looked the American Union workers, but maybe, just maybe they should have thought of that when they gave Americans faulty mercandise. They laughed at the American buyers, now it isour turn. They can eat their cars.
A friend of ours owns an auto repair business that he started in a small, three bay rental about 30 years ago, and today, his business takes up a whole city block.

Needless to say, he works on lots of cars. And when the subject of American versus foreign comes up, he says neither is better than the other. It seems more like luck of the draw because he sees the same cars all the time. You either get a good one, or you don't.

My wife and I have had vehicles from all three major American companies, and the only one we had repeated problems with was a Chrysler product back in the mid to late eighties...all those electronic parts. Yet we had another Dodge that went to 274,000 miles without any major problems...aside from the undercarriage starting to rot, which was why we finally got rid of it.

Just sayin'.
ObamaCar

San Diego, CA

#65 Mar 4, 2012
Powered by hot air!!!
Cat74

Mchenry, IL

#66 Mar 5, 2012
Maybe you are right. Maybe we just had Monday cars, built bu hungover Union workers, full of mistakes. However, it will be a cold day in hell when we uy another one. And it won't be a $45,000. one if we do buy one. Pres wants one, why isn't he in one right now. Secret Service could follow him around, and they could bullet proof it. He knows it is a piece of crapola.
Churmudgeon

Mountain Home, AR

#67 Mar 5, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
Maybe you are right. Maybe we just had Monday cars, built bu hungover Union workers, full of mistakes. However, it will be a cold day in hell when we uy another one. And it won't be a $45,000. one if we do buy one. Pres wants one, why isn't he in one right now. Secret Service could follow him around, and they could bullet proof it. He knows it is a piece of crapola.
The price of a new car is more than my house cost me to build it 10 years ago. and they arent any good to boot. The US car makers havent built anything any good since 1972. and how dumb would you need to be to go buy a volt because Obama tells you too.
Who

United States

#68 Mar 5, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
Maybe you are right. Maybe we just had Monday cars, built bu hungover Union workers, full of mistakes. However, it will be a cold day in hell when we uy another one. And it won't be a $45,000. one if we do buy one. Pres wants one, why isn't he in one right now. Secret Service could follow him around, and they could bullet proof it. He knows it is a piece of crapola.
Actually even if the prez drove one, it would be the best reVOLTing ever made, we would never hear what a piece of crap it was because his people would keep it running on our dime. Everytime you saw Obastard in it he would tell us what it was the best car he ever owned.

Obastard can't not lie.
Boston Bloviator

Marlborough, MA

#69 Mar 5, 2012
ObamaCar wrote:
Powered by hot air!!!
Powered by wasted taxpayer monies that were extorted to buy Obama union/UAW votes.
Boston Bloviator

Marlborough, MA

#70 Mar 5, 2012
Churmudgeon wrote:
<quoted text> The price of a new car is more than my house cost me to build it 10 years ago. and they arent any good to boot. The US car makers havent built anything any good since 1972. and how dumb would you need to be to go buy a volt because Obama tells you too.
Churmudgeon - your are spot-on!!!!!!!

GM has been turning out CRAPPY cars ever since Toyota, Honda and Datsun first arrived on our shores in the early 70's.

It is time to put the toe-tag on GM.

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