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Forum Post: How did we get 40-50mpg cars?

Posted 3 years ago on Dec. 23, 2011, 2:35 p.m. EST by JoeTheFarmer (2654)
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Was it government regulations? No. Was it government planning? No. Was it social engineering? No

It was free market capitalism that gave birth to these cars. In a sense, it was corporate greed that brought them about.



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[-] 3 points by norcal45gpw (10) from Stockton, CA 3 years ago

Guess what? In 1978 the VW Rabbit DIESEL was getting an honest 46-48mpg (I had one). Then, the Gov decided it didn't want diesel cars....mileage went down and it took 30 more years to get back up over 40mpg.