Left Promotes Driving Golf Carts To Work, Ignores Facts
As usual, local leftfield blogger soonerthought takes a stab at a subject he (like most liberals) seemingly know absolutely nothing about.... the automobile, cars... and the American driver.
Instead of looking at the facts, he puts up a post telling his reader(s) about a cute little car manufactured by Ford in Europe that can get like 60 mpg on diesel but isn't available here due to retooling problems and sales projections (or lack of) for the most part. He ignores how far we have come since the 1970's with regard to mileage and air quality.. it is amazing... yet totally ignored by the left.
The fact is that among the top 15 2009 models on gas mileage...(foreign and domestic) Ford offers 3 models in the TOP 10 with their Mercury Mariner (#4) and Ford Escape hybrid (#5) SUV's at 34mpg each and a tiny little Smart Fortwo (pictured above) which boasts a whopping 41mpg hwy on gasoline which is less expensive than diesel.!
And YES, you can get one here in the USA.
What people like soonerthought and those on the left either forget, don't know or ignore is the fact that high mileage alternative fuel cars have been available in the US (made my Chevy, Ford and Chrysler) since the mid-to late 1970's and usually simply don't perform, don't last and don't sell. I offer the Ford Pinto and Chevy Chevette as examples. Even the current crop of cars like the Prius aren't selling as predicted.
With gas prices coming back down to UNDER $2.00 per gallon again, look for consumers to once again reject the golf-cart as the family car and seek out Chevrolet Camaros, Ford Mustangs, Dodge Challengers, Suburbans, Expeditions and Cadillacs.
Diesels are fine, if you want one... go get it. I suggest at least a C2500 4 door dually for maximum comfort and pulling capability.
If you are an automotive enthusiast as I am, you are saddended by the current control of our government by Democrat environmental extremists. This fact cannot be good for the new current crop of detroit muscle cars and SUV's.
Those of us old enough to remember the last assault on American cars in the 70's know what is coming.
It may take a few years of driving a golf cart or lawnmower to work.... but the return of the
muscle car is not dead- yet!