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Gas-guzzling German cars bashed (by enviro-wackos)
TheLocal.de ^ | 4 Dec 12 09:32 CET | (AFP/mry)

Posted on 12/06/2012 11:45:16 AM PST by Olog-hai

Environmental campaigners have taken aim at famous German car brands like Porsche, Audi and BMW, criticizing their high CO2 emissions as well as Germany’s tax system they say promotes petrol-guzzling vehicles. …

“Germany has the most absurd policy in the world of making incentives for polluting cars,” said Patrick Huth from pressure group Deutsche Umwelthilfe (German Environmental Aid or DUH). …

The DUH group has calculated that the tax regime on cars owned by individuals is also one of the least strict in terms of carbon emissions in Europe. And Huth criticized Germany's famously speed limit-free motorways, “the only case in the industrialized world“ as an “incentive to buy souped-up vehicles.” …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Society; Travel
KEYWORDS: cahs

1 posted on 12/06/2012 11:45:24 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
/off to hug his Audi A6 2.7L (twin-turbo) Quattro

Be right back.

2 posted on 12/06/2012 11:48:11 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Olog-hai

I own an ‘02 911 Carerra. At Interstate speeds I get 26 miles per gallon. On premium straight gasoline.


3 posted on 12/06/2012 11:49:52 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Olog-hai

What an idiots. Germans are building sporty full-size sedans capable to go 160 mph at better mpg than Prius.


4 posted on 12/06/2012 11:50:13 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: 1rudeboy

I’m going to hug my ZR1


5 posted on 12/06/2012 11:52:38 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Olog-hai

My Mercedes diesel averages 30 mpg, has a sufficiently-large and comfortable interior, and unlike fuselage of old, is quite peppy and fun to drive. Even with 183k miles on it.


6 posted on 12/06/2012 11:52:45 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: cunning_fish

they’re not really interested in facts, they are attacking the class of citizen that purchases these cars


7 posted on 12/06/2012 11:54:06 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: NativeSon
they’re not really interested in facts, they are attacking the class of citizen that purchases these cars

YES!! We have a winner. Anything that the takers can do to keep the makers from enjoying the fruits of their labors is OK with the Takers. Bring everyone down to the lowest level - 0bama's goal and the goal of the Democraps and their accomplices and supporters in this country.

8 posted on 12/06/2012 12:01:16 PM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Olog-hai

German cars are not “throwaway” cars. This gives them an overall much smaller environmental footprint, since the environmental impact of autos is mostly the manufacturing of them.

But environmentalists are tools of new left and elites, who define what environmentalism is, so they never have thought about manufacturing.

And even at that, a lot more is recycled today than use to be, and manufacturing is much cleaner than it used to be in developed Western nations.

China, of course, is the greatest environmental problem at this point.

Most wacky activists don’t realize that they are pawns.

Elites control any major initiatives that involve government. Politician A sits down with experts X, Y and Z, who explain the facts of life to them, then offer them good ideas for helping their own career and doing “what needs to be done”.


9 posted on 12/06/2012 12:14:27 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Olog-hai
If I had no limitations upon my choice of gas burning devices, I would buy Italian...


10 posted on 12/06/2012 12:18:31 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

now thats a sexy car....


11 posted on 12/06/2012 1:03:49 PM PST by hotsteppa
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To: hotsteppa
It even looks good from the rear...

..which I imagine, is the angle from which most other drivers on the road will view it.

12 posted on 12/06/2012 1:14:26 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I think i would have sex with that red car. Marketing geniuses those Italians.


13 posted on 12/06/2012 1:21:55 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Olog-hai

I’d like to remind Patrick Hitler that Germany’s cars are also built with a large eye towards export-Yes, Patrick that means the U.S.A. where many people buy foreign.


14 posted on 12/06/2012 1:43:41 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: Olog-hai

I had my share with the these anti-car zealots. Like my very liberal manager at my last company. He gave me and a different guy a rash of $h!t for driving Subaru WRX Turbo’s and told us how we need to buy an environmentally conscious vehicle and the ****er himself had a pickup truck. He also gave me crap about getting speeding tickets and pontificated about how good 55 mph was. I know a neighbor of his who seen him drive reckless in the neighborhood and on the highway.

I remember back in 1990 when after Kuwait got invaded, I got a lot of crap for owning and driving a Mustang GT. I usually got 20 mpg in the car and I drove it 80 mph most of the time.

A lot of these leftists and elitists are the puritans of our age and they need to be resisted. I remember back in the 1980’s the Green’s were wanting to impose a national speed limit in Germany akin to our much hated 55 mph limit.


15 posted on 12/06/2012 2:02:55 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: Olog-hai

Bugger off greenies.

16 posted on 12/06/2012 2:23:48 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I hope that has a 12 cylinder engine it it.


17 posted on 12/06/2012 2:54:10 PM PST by Disambiguator (America chose...poorly.)
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To: Disambiguator

Nope. Just a little ole 4.5 liter V8.


18 posted on 12/06/2012 2:56:15 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Liberty Valance

Great show!

19 posted on 12/06/2012 3:00:38 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: cunning_fish

Since a Prius can’t go 160 mph it’s difficult to make that comparison, isn’t it, LOL.


20 posted on 12/06/2012 3:00:38 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: colorado tanker

I love that show!


21 posted on 12/06/2012 3:01:31 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Olog-hai
Souped-up.......now there's a term that I hadn't heard in a while.

In the first seven months of 2012, the average horsepower of the engines of new cars sold in Germany stood at 138 hp, up from a previous record of 135 hp seen in 2011 and 130 hp in 2010.

Some how, that just don't sound right. I wonder how the average HP of America's new car sales compares?

22 posted on 12/06/2012 4:51:03 PM PST by rightly_dividing (Left behind; 4 Americans in Libya)
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The Euros buy a lot of diesels which are not so big on hp but LARGE on torque. Germany about half.

http://www.thedieseldriver.com/2012/01/2011-diesel-sales-repor-market-share-in-germany-hit-49/


23 posted on 12/06/2012 4:54:21 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

I knew that diesel passenger cars were more popular there than over here, but I didn’t know how big their sales were.


24 posted on 12/06/2012 5:01:24 PM PST by rightly_dividing (Left behind; 4 Americans in Libya)
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To: nascarnation

In fact modern Euro diesels outperform gas engines in hp as well. And they are “greener” than Prius too.


25 posted on 12/06/2012 6:27:25 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: nascarnation
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26 posted on 12/07/2012 6:43:17 AM PST by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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