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JT

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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2003 11:01:00 PM

Do you feel that the automakers are doing enough to improve the fuel economy of their vehicles?
Yes
No
Not sure

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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US_ICEMAN
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 10:34:57 PM

No
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achung53
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 11:34:54 AM

I think they do.
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Skimo2012
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:15:19 PM

I have to give them credit for trying. Not easy coming up with a new car design to save gas. We got the hybrids. You can't please everybody though.
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googlee
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2011 11:04:43 AM

Sure not
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Vic_guy
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2011 10:46:36 AM

They're actually serious about it now, because:

1. Consumers are demanding it (e.g. Ford is selling lots of high mph cars; GM had to go through bankruptcy before it got the memo).

2. Tesla Motors with their all-electric cars (especially the upcoming model S midsize sedan with your choice of 160, 230, or 300 miles/charge) is scaring the pants off the old boys. (note: Tesla started by EBay founder Elon Musk, model S will be built in California).

3. They've finally come to realize that there is only so much oil around. We now have to go to the high Arctic, offshore, to many unstable foreign countries, or use yucky oilsands to get the damn stuff.
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777Aviator
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2011 9:18:19 AM

no
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DB2008
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2011 7:15:59 AM

Some are getting better, none are great.
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mattsage
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2011 10:14:10 AM

absolutely not. they are in bed with the fuel companies.
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PusaKuting
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Message Posted: May 25, 2011 4:08:41 PM

Yes
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satto
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2011 4:09:01 PM

getting more eco friendly finally !
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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2010 6:34:00 PM

only what is required in fleets avg..
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april4
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2010 5:45:56 AM

No
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g747
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2010 12:34:24 AM

Of course not!!!!! vehicles prices are out of this world.Still producing gas guzzling products.
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michigansooner
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2010 6:26:00 PM

they dont really care about it they are in the market to make money they only increase the fuel mileage ,the car gets ,when the gov makes them.

[Edited by: michigansooner at 7/27/2010 7:26:51 PM EST]
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SAVEITIL
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2010 4:29:41 AM

Yes.
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 11:13:56 PM

don't care.
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 6:39:06 PM

no
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Bill100
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Message Posted: May 28, 2010 5:54:48 AM

Let the markets drive the automobile market. Consumers with dollars drive those markets.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2010 1:15:49 PM

NO
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2010 5:59:38 AM

No
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lennypizzas
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2009 12:38:54 PM

hell no watch the documentary who killed the electric car
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QueenMother
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2009 6:19:31 AM

No
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2009 6:12:42 PM

No
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KrazyDawg
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2008 12:24:33 PM

CAFE standards were doubled in the 1970s from 13 to 26 MPG. They stopped increasing when gas prices went down. The average fuel economy is now 22 MPG thanks to SUVs and trucks. Cars in the 90s are also more fuel efficient.
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2008 12:03:27 AM

No-not at all
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gasman14
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2008 12:16:19 PM

Not sure
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2008 7:45:30 AM

certainly not!!!!!!!!!!
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2008 7:45:10 AM

no, not at all
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2008 7:45:06 AM

no, not at all
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2008 7:44:43 AM

absolutely not!
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2008 7:44:38 AM

absolutely not!
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Bill313
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2008 5:18:44 PM

No
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narcar1973
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2008 5:13:22 PM

NO!!!
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2008 4:58:45 AM

No
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in_orbit
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2008 9:23:05 AM

No, they could've done more years ago but they just kept delaying & delaying it. And now the day of reckoning is here.
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narcar1973
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2008 4:03:35 PM

NO
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roadkillGA
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2008 6:26:43 PM

No and now it is biting them .
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marley1964
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2008 6:07:06 PM

NO they haven't done enough to help with anything just like our elected officials in Washington ...the Democrats voted down the plan to drill offshore again... now what is their problem? is it because it would actually bring the price of gas down and they don't want it to go down???
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Winoscientist
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2008 11:52:29 AM

Now that circumstances have forced them to invest in fuel efficiency and alternative fuels, they can do little else if they want to have a future.
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chemist74
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2008 6:25:39 AM

They made more money on large trucks/vans/suvs and did not want to spend money on research so now they are playing catch up. A few years ago at a suppliers meeting I heard upper level people from Ford, GM and Chrysler say that their customers did not care about fuel economy.
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april4
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2008 6:17:56 AM

Not unless they are forced to do so.
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gasisoutrageous
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2008 9:14:50 PM

No
Many automakers have come out with designs for fuel efficient or exotic vehicles that are not scheduled to be on the market until 2010 or so. It would be nice if these cars would come out earlier.
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2008 5:29:13 PM

No... Pollution controls rob fuel economy by 20-30%, conservatively...

Performance parts, mufflers, air filters can do even more.

Hook'em!
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Message Posted: May 15, 2008 11:02:28 PM

No
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Message Posted: May 15, 2008 10:13:02 PM

No
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2008 10:31:22 PM

No-not at all
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2008 12:00:05 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2008 6:18:16 AM

No
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2008 5:52:43 PM

No
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2008 1:29:25 AM

No
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