Posts from ‘Fuel Economy’
The Gas Guzzler Tax is a federal tax on certain vehicles with especially low Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated fuel-economy ratings.
A lot can happen in the span of eight years. An industrious student can get through medical school, the United States can elect two presidents, and the television show Full House can run its full eight-season course.
We recently shared a list of Consumer Guide’s thirstiest gas guzzlers of 1973—you can check out that post here.
When you hear the number 8 1/2, there’s a decent chance your mind turns to a film by that name, directed by Italian surrealist Federico Fellini. Released in 1963, 8 1/2 is the story of a movie director who is slowly losing his grip on reality. Fellini’s fantasy-like treatment of the lead character’s confusion led to popular use of the term Felliniesque, used to describe a situation that seems unreal.
With the benefit of a few years’ time, I can now look back and safely say that the “Cash for Clunkers” (CFC) program was one of the strangest auto-industry events of the past 50 years.
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage SE
Class: Subcompact Car
Miles Driven: 387
Fuel Used: 12.6 gallons
2016 GMC Canyon 4WD SLT Crew Short Box
Class: Compact Pickup Truck
Miles Driven: 253
Fuel Used: 10.2 gallons