: Intended for the truly stupid -- however, could be used as a badge of honor!



hueterm
08-30-10, 10:43 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2010/08/30/new-car-labels-switch-mpgs-abcs/

Nannybama found his crayons and has gone to work trying to either shame us into the cars he and his ilk want us to buy -- or to try and educate the truly stupid into what miles per gallon means.

I, however, would stick one of those big fat D+s on every window of my ZR-1 or CTS-V, or whatever would get the D+....

Kind of like a paper middle finger...

(If this needs to go in Current Issues, feel free...)

orconn
08-30-10, 11:44 PM
I don't see the necessity of a new system of rating a car's fuel efficency and pollution potential. This administration apparently feels that the public is not intelligent enough to be able to tell higher gas mileage cars from those that use more gas from using the old system.

I would suggest that if this is truly the case, perhaps the money would be better spent on improving the way we educate rather than relabelling new car stickers!

Stingroo
08-30-10, 11:55 PM
Oh my god... if we go with this system for real, like, permanently, I'm getting a pair of D-minuses to put on the wagon.

Epic fail.

93DevilleUSMC
08-31-10, 12:12 AM
For the stupid? Here.

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb254/gahamm_photos/obama_2_color.jpg

77CDV
08-31-10, 03:00 AM
I want freakin' huge D- stickers for all my Cads! Also, a license plate frame that invites the eco-nuts to kiss my a$$!

Stingroo
08-31-10, 08:38 AM
I want freakin' huge D- stickers for all my Cads! Also, a license plate frame that invites the eco-nuts to kiss my a$$!


I agree. I saw one really awesome sticker on a wagon on the forum, I'll have to dig it up...

Sevillian273
08-31-10, 10:31 AM
If this goes into effect, I'm getting one to put on each tail pipe. D-

ga_etc
08-31-10, 12:18 PM
My "D-" will out run your "A+", and that's all that matters.

Rolex
08-31-10, 07:17 PM
I'd rather have an economy rating system that was SOMEWHERE CLOSE to the actual mpg of the vehicle. I think the EPAs mpg ratings are tested on a 15 degree downhill slope in a strong tail wind.

That said, my truck would probably get an F on the proposed rating system. :D

77CDV
09-01-10, 02:35 AM
I like how there's no F grade, as though they're worried about harming the car's self esteem. Must be by the same bunch of idiots that run our public school system. :lol:

greencadillacmatt
09-01-10, 02:50 AM
^No Car Left Behind?

Jesda
09-01-10, 04:15 AM
I like how there's no F grade, as though they're worried about harming the car's self esteem. Must be by the same bunch of idiots that run our public school system. :lol:

I genuinely LOL'd

johnny kannapo
09-01-10, 03:02 PM
The intent of this rating system is to shame folks into buy a $41,000.00 sub-standard vehicle that my or may not go over 40mi. distance.

Stingroo
09-01-10, 03:05 PM
I'm assuming that's in reference to the Volt.

I actually like the Volt. It's a clever idea, and if executed properly will move a lot of units in a few years when the price drops.

77CDV
09-01-10, 04:33 PM
The intent of this rating system is to shame folks into buy a $41,000.00 sub-standard vehicle that my or may not go over 40mi. distance.

Fortunately, the notion of shame is utterly foreign to me. :D

hueterm
09-01-10, 10:45 PM
$41K for what should be a $17K Cruze....that is INSANITY!

For that $24000, you could buy 8000 gallons of gas at an average of $3/gal (for reg. unleaded). That's a lot higher than it is right now, pretty much anywhere except CA, or maybe Chicago...

8000 gallons of gas at 25 mpg average for a Cruze (don't know what it is, but probably realistic) is 200,000 miles before you'd break even.

Personally, I wouldn't want to drive either 200 feet, much less 200,000 miles -- but you would have to be insane to buy a Volt -- or just want to be a holier than thou save the planet freak. There is no financial incentive to do so -- even if Nannybama gets some kind of ridiculous tax rebate that we then all have to pay for...

Now if you're in Socialist Europe and are paying $10/gallon (which is where Nannybama and his ilk want us to be) then it makes more sense -- but short of that, no way.

GM needs to seriously look at the pricing on these if they hope to sell any meaningful number.....it shouldn't cost anymore than a Prius (which is overpriced to begin with...).

RippyPartsDept
09-01-10, 11:30 PM
what was the prius msrp when it debuted? and don't forget with lots of city drivers out there the volt won't use any gas at all.
i could drive to work and back about 3 times until i hit 40miles

RippyPartsDept
09-01-10, 11:31 PM
this extended range full electric powertrain with gas generator style of hybrid will be popular for some years i suspect