[rescue] What a load of...

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Mon Oct 1 08:51:15 CDT 2007

On Mon, Oct 01, 2007 at 09:28:39AM -0400, Dan Sikorski wrote:
> It is my understanding, and please correct me if I'm wrong, that US
> sportscars are overly expensive in Europe, making them rather unattractive
> for European drivers. One example is the Ford Mustang GT. Here in the US,
> if you're looking for muscle (and can turn a blind eye to handling) it's
> hard to beat for the price of $25k. However, raise the price 5-10k, and
> there are many better cars to choose from.

Also note that fuel is very heavily-taxed so vehicles with a low mpg are
unpopular outside of the conspicuous consuption set. Our fuel taxes have
just gone up *again* today, and it's going to break through the pound a
litre mark (about $7.50/gallon) once that filters through the supply chain.

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