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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 10:21 AM
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How many gas guzzlers did America crank out after it went to war?
Edited on Thu Jul-17-08 10:30 AM by G_j
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I don't have a number, but it is astounding that this country has been so collectively stupid and irresponsible, on so many fronts.


...duh! :shrug:
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 10:28 AM
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1. That's an interesting question. Contrast that to our effort in WWII,
when no cars were built, tires and gas were rationed. This time around we couldn't even be bothered to buy more efficient cars?
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 10:39 AM
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2. Not specifically gas guzzlers, but here's production info from the
World Almanac (rounded to one decimal)

1950 - 8 million
1960 - 7.9 million
1970 - 8.2 million
1980 - 8 million
1985 - 11.7 million
1990 - 9.8 million
1991 - 8.8 million
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 11:02 AM
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3. Every time the prices go down before an election
Joe Shit-for-brains thinks the worst is over and that things will get back to "normal," so he takes on debt over a penis extender he's always wanted, never realizing that NORMAL is now gas that will cost him over $3.50/gallon.

Then he whines after the election when the prices go back up.

Although Detroit has been stupid in not advertising the very nice small cars they make, handing the market for them to Asia, we can't blame them entirely. Were Joe not such a total bonehead, they'd have changed direction years ago.

They only make the big profit margin on a gas hog when somebody is stupid enough to buy one.

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