Why own a $57,000 Infiniti M56 if it can’t be driven at half the speed it was designed to reach?
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Economy cars — the real deal — can’t be sold here. At least, not recently. Remember the three-cylinder Geo Metro? That was an economy car. It got better gas mileage (50-plus MPGs) than a 2010 Prius — and it cost half as much.
Naturally, no one bought it.
People also snicker at 40 mpg diesel tanks like the old Benz 300D. Too slow. Not “sporty” enough.
Meanwhile, people bitch about $3 gas.
Meanwhile, millions of hausfraus putter around suburbia in 5,000 lb. 4WD SUVs and AWD “crossovers” that will live their entire lives on the tarmac.
Am I the only one left who can see the man behind the curtain?
Go back 25 years or so and the only people who drive 4WDs were country people or working people who needed them and actually used them. All-wheel-drive was nonexistent, but all of a sudden, almost every new car has it or offers it. Millions of car buyers suddenly believe they’ve just got to have it.
The PR flacks created a need — and the industry is eager to fulfill that need.
It’s capitalism, of course.
But that doesn’t mean it’s always smart.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?