Maybe Ford, GM, and Chrysler should resort to the old tactics they used in the early 70's of urging Congress to impose high tariffs on Japanese imports to stifle competition and "promote free enterprise"! Remember: "What is good for General Motors...is good for America!" :?:
All this says is Ford is selling as many Escape/Mariner hybrids as it can produce. And it wants to produce more.Spike said:http://www.cnn.com/2005/AUTOS/09/20/bc.autos.summit.ford.hybrids.reut/index.html
I hadn't looked at it that way. My personal opinion is that it should be all or nothing. In the long run, less consumption is better for the country than auto sales #s.DanMan32 said:Well, the gov't has tried to level the playing field by giving 60K hybrid vehicles from each manufacturer a credit, and they have about 3 years to do it. This may give the american mfrs a chance to catch up, if the public decides their cars are worth it.
We'll see how it all plays out in a year when Toyota purchases no longer qualify for the credit.
Go find a Jetta or a Passat and close the door hard. It goes "thunk".KTPhil said:Where you see "heft and quaility" I see flab and old school manufacturing methods. In the eye of the beholder, I guess...