High Mileage Cars Forbidden for Sale in the US


Did you know that people in other countries can buy Fords and VW automobiles that get over 70 miles to the gallon.  Volkswagon Passad gets 78.5 miles per gallon and is sold only in Europe.  A Ford model sold only in Europe gets over 70 mpg.  Neither car is available in the US and that is because of government regulations that forbid them.  And Toyota has a very good non-hybrid plug-in electric car.  Ask yourself, who is it that is benefiting from this!  

VW is not allowed by the US government to sell high milage cars to US consumers. VW even makes the cars here that get 78 mpg but must ship it overseas. I have added this link that shows a test drive world record with the passat which was 75 mpg US


This has been going on for decades.


5 thoughts on “High Mileage Cars Forbidden for Sale in the US

  1. Considering we consume more oil than any other country in the world (somewhere in the neighborhood of 25% of the world’s supply, I believe I read someplace), this doesn’t surprise me in the least.

  2. Reason: states and feds would lose a lot of tax money, the four oil companies would not sell a lot of fuel. Nest question

  3. I read early this morning that North Carolina is working to ban the sale of Teslas.

    “By the time most customers go to a local dealer, he wrote, they have made up their mind to buy the same kind of car they had before. If Tesla could only sell cars in dealerships, it would lose the chance to educate consumers about its new kind of car.
    On top of that, Musk argued, since dealers sell primarily gasoline-powered cars, they have a reason not to push Teslas:
    Existing franchise dealers have a fundamental conflict of interest between selling gasoline cars, which constitute the vast majority of their business, and selling the new technology of electric cars. It is impossible for them to explain the advantages of going electric without simultaneously undermining their traditional business.

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/north-carolina-may-ban-tesla-sales-2013-5#ixzz2THebRXpH

    Makes me wonder how many people there have investments in big oil and want to stall this. They say it’s because buying new cars must be through a dealer – and they don’t want to have that competition. I sense a back story here.

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