Originally Posted by imageWIS
Aha. I was unaware of that. Well, I guess that would change everything. Why are the fuel standards unfair?
The fuel standards could force manufacturers to build cars that are outside of their segment. For example, Porsche would have to come up with some of higher fuel economy vehicle to balance out their fleet of performance cars, but GM can continue as normal, since they already have a balanced fleet. This is very similar to the fuel standards being proposed in our country.
I think the best way to go, and the way Europe has done it for a while, now, is to heavily tax the fuel and cars and let the market sort it out. If you want to buy a high performance car, then you pay the extra tax on it at the pump and at the time of purchase. Instead, what the EU an US want is to limit the number of performance cars and water everything down into some kind of mediocrity.