I love my pickup truck. It is great for doing home projects and helping people move. I guess I have to say that I am a little irritated at the move by the Obama admin to make these trucks more expensive and raise fuel economy standards. I can’t afford a hybrid and don’t care to buy a tiny little car. What are people going to do who have large families? What will this do to small business who often have their own larger vehicles to haul things?
I think they have this all wrong. I drive a vehicle that gets about 16 miles to the gallon but I only drive it 100 miles a week. I am doing far less damage to the environment than an environmentally friendly vehicle like a prius that is driven many, many more miles a week. This seems a bit elitist to me to force families pay more for vehicles which could come out to at least $1300 more per vehicle but likely much more.
What do all of you drive and how would this impact your future purchases? Are you in favor of this type of legislation?