And I think your statement that the market is taking care of this is correct. The local Ford dealer is selling loaded up Expeditions (new) for under $30k...almost getting competitive with DCX minivans. Years ago, these Expeditions would go for $10k more.IAfarmer said:The large vehicles are being dumped left and right.
You haven't answered Jason's question yet,and I think it's the most important question raised in this thread. Do you propose to charge this tax on vehicles using E85? Like I said, on E85 I get better gas mileage than a Toyota Prius, if we're just talking about the amount of gasoline used. Do you still categorize my Caravan as a "gas guzzler" if I am using less petroleum than your Jetta does?icatfishman said:I do not mind being opinionated, but I hate to cite wrong numbers. Regardless. It alters nothing. Inefficient vehicles need to pay a surcharge. I really have nothing more to say on this issue.
You have two separate statements here:icatfishman said:Anyone reading this thread who does not believe that government intervention into alternative fuels funding and development is necessary to make any changes is NUTS. The government MUST FORCE ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND CONSERVATION DOWN OUR THROATS or it ain't going to happen quickly.