wtf

Justin Mason jm at jmason.org
Sun Jan 18 22:08:43 PST 2004


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Christopher Herot writes:
> Gas prices are way too low.  If gas cost the same here as the rest of
> the world, maybe Americans would start driving more sensible cars
> instead of urban assault vehicles with rhinoceros guards.

I heard a reasonable explanation recently -- in Europe, cars are often
taxed based on the size of their engines.  In the US, they're not -- so a
big engine does not increase the cost appreciably by comparison.  So, hey,
might as well buy a tank.

Although the $90K tax credit if you buy an SUV helps, too, I'd say.

- --j.
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