Thursday, March 10, 2011

Isn't it interesting?

The library got it's new copy of Consumer Reports today.....the 2011 new car edition. In looking through it I realized that the car industry seems to be going backward when it comes to gas mileage.  The majority of the vehicles featured, and there were lots of them, don't get as good gas mileage as my 20-yr. old Buick. That includes the teeny-weeny sub-compact models. There were just a handful that are rated at 30mpg or better. This is progress?? Who are they trying to kid?? We won't even go into prices of the new "efficient" cars.

1 comment:

  1. do you think the new gas price increase will influence what people buy? Although we have pickups that require being followed by a gas truck---most the time I drive a small car. the 2001 Ford Escort gets between 36-42 mpg. the 2009 Kia gets 35 or better. I plan on driving them until the wheels fall off or I win the lottery. Which do you think will happen first???