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Old 06-01-2006, 12:12 PM   #11
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Yeah, I was a bit upset when i heard about GM's gas deal. It seems like they just want people to buy the SUVs and other guzzlers that are not selling good.
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Old 06-01-2006, 12:21 PM   #12
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Yeah, I was a bit upset when i heard about GM's gas deal. It seems like they just want people to buy the SUVs and other guzzlers that are not selling good.
The possible upside of this is that GM might stop producing these vehicles. If the only way they can get rid of them is by bribing the buyers with gasoline discounts then I believe the future of the hummer is not very promising.
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Old 06-01-2006, 02:01 PM   #13
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I think gm is just trying to keep the 15mpg stuff afloat until it can push e85 enough to make people not care again about getting bad mileage, *shrug*
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Still, someone needs to come up with some American competition to the Prius and Insight. I really don't mind Japanese cars, but at least the American manufacturers should somehow prove that they care. Come on, Chevy! Build a hybrid Metro!

Suzuki/geo/Chevy already makes a hybrid, the Twin Hybrid, (seats 4, I'm pretty sure)

slightly smaller then the metro, got 85mpg, a few years back it was in Popular Science magazine in the list of "cars amaricans don't want" because it was "funny looking" and "not smooth enough" but what do you exspect for a $9000 car? so they did a good job of killing off the demand for it, thanks Poplular Mecanics!
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Old 06-02-2006, 06:02 AM   #15
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Was on the news this am. Ford is going to follow GM's we will give you gas if you buy our junk type promo.
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Old 06-02-2006, 07:04 AM   #16
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Suzuki/geo/Chevy already makes a hybrid, the Twin Hybrid, (seats 4, I'm pretty sure)

slightly smaller then the metro, got 85mpg, a few years back it was in Popular Science magazine in the list of "cars amaricans don't want" because it was "funny looking" and "not smooth enough" but what do you exspect for a $9000 car? so they did a good job of killing off the demand for it, thanks Poplular Mecanics!
What a cool car! I'd buy it.
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Suzuki/geo/Chevy already makes a hybrid, the Twin Hybrid, (seats 4, I'm pretty sure)
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slightly smaller then the metro, got 85mpg, a few years back it was in Popular Science magazine in the list of "cars amaricans don't want" because it was "funny looking" and "not smooth enough" but what do you exspect for a $9000 car? so they did a good job of killing off the demand for it, thanks Poplular Mecanics!
No kidding...I'd buy one too. Were they ever actually released? Now I'll have to do some Googling...

http://www.jcars.ca/index.cfm?spec=28
http://www.drive.com.au/Editorial/Ar...articleID=4127
http://www.stevejarvinmotors.com.au/suzuki/concept/

Crap...they're japanese only minicars. Two-seaters, but rated at 75 mpg...easily 100+ mpg with FE driving. Check out this dash! Definitely based on the Swift-clone line I would say - just look at those wheel covers and wiper/turn signal controls.

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Oh it is so cute. Like a cross between a metro and a beetle
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i'd still buy GM if the price is right. Still waiting for their cheap affordable hybrid, hey if it gets the same gas mileage (in terms of hypermiling) more than a full fledged hybrid (ford escape) I'm all ears!

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i'd still buy GM if the price is right. Still waiting for their cheap affordable hybrid, hey if it gets the same gas mileage (in terms of hypermiling) more than a full fledged hybrid (ford escape) I'm all ears!

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I figure they owe me a free car. Im in the hole about 100k the way I see it from buying and driving there junk!
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