Auto Lovers, Enjoy The Performance While It Lasts

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  1. TriShield

    TriShield Super Moderator® Super Moderator

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    Because if these Senators get their way it's going to be the 1970s/1980s all over again.

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]The Golden Era of High-Performance.

    When 400HP sedans and 500HP and 600HP sports cars are commonplace - and the 1000HP Bugatti Veyron supercar exists as the ultimate statement at the absolute peak of this latest Golden Era high-performance era - it was inevitable that the pendulum was going to swing back the other way eventually. And it looks like the party is over.

    A movement is growing in the Senate that does not bode well for the auto manufacturers or for high-performance enthusiasts. Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, and other members of the Senate Commerce Committee are out to pass a law that would require new cars and trucks to average 35 mpg by 2019 - 40 percent higher than today's combined average. But the most ominous train of thought from the Senate Commerce Committee came from one Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., who suggested that the auto manufacturers spend too much time and effort developing technology that goes into attracting consumers who want high-performance or bigger vehicles - and he's thinking a law would cure that real quick.

    The tone and temper of the discussion in Washington is definitely swinging against the automobile industry. When you start hearing Senators talking out loud about limiting the performance of vehicles or restricting the vehicles you can buy - even though they are utterly clueless about what they're talking about - we'd say the pendulum is heading back the other way at an alarming rate.

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  2. herpes

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    they need to re-write that. the CCX-R is now the pinnacle. 1018hp baby :coold:

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    now, wtf.. they dont realise companies like GM put out supercars ( :mamoru2: ) that can get 30mpg hwy? maybe they should focus their sights on imports like ferrari and lamborghini that put out cars that get worse gas mileage than K5 blazers on super swampers
     
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    great...like the car companies aren't about to tank anyway.
     
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    Or give tax breaks to people who buy actual cars that average say 25mpg
     
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    This isn't just about sports cars either, it's about family cars with over 300hp which is becoming common now. If these idiots get their way it will affect virtually all vehicles sold.
     
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    Dot.

    You let me write off a car capable of 30MPG and I'll buy one tomorrow.
     
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    I buy a real car like a Chevrolet Impala, Honda Accord, etc.

    No sales tax ftw

    Just give a spiff to encourage people to buy a car.
     
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    :ugh: what the fuck do they care what we drive...more government FTL
     
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    I can't see a law like that getting passed.
     
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    so sell a 299hp version of the car with a coupon for a free software upgrade that'll take it up to 350+hp? :dunno:
     
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    Figures a democrat is the front runner of this whole thing :mamoru:
     
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    and there's no such thing as a real republican in Maine.:greddy:
     
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    seriously :rofl:

    ibfactoryturbocarswithadjustablewastegates
     
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    Eh, no sales tax wouldn't give me enough incentive.

    Now, writing off a 25k Accord (or however much they cost) would have me buying one immediately :o
     
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    Taxing "the shit" out of fuel is not a good idea.
     
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    actually, this would be good impetus for making cars lighter :dunno:
     
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    Hooray, more government regulation of our lives. History has shown that this can do nothing but good! :ugh:
     
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    whatever will we do without quiet steel? :noes:

    i think its funny my 1984 buick regal weighs less than a ford gt :mamoru2:
     
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    europe sucks

    /youridea
     
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    you know, if they gave a fucking goddamn about fuel consumption and smog, they'd learn how to time the fucking lights so that you don't have 200 cars slowing down, stopping, idling, and accelerating at every damn light. you burn so much more gas due to crappily timed stoplights as compared to regular driving.
     
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    just add an extra econo gear onto the high end sports cars that will let them get 35mpg.. so what if they can't accelerate at all in it :o
     
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    half of that problem is because people take their sweet ass time to start moving from a red light and slow down way too early for turns
     
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    that's a good point: my '88 535i was 300lbs lighter than the new 530i.
     
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    indeed it is.
     
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    So what are they going to do? Stop allowing cars to be imported?? And WTF is this gas guzzler tax then??
     

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