Sorry, I have been missing for a while. It was a busy week or two at work and I was blogging stuff on two of my other blogs:
Work 1: http://maineascd.blogs.com/
Work 2: http://www.jebswebs.net/blog/
So, I have been collecting news clippings and notes on stuff to write about and finally had the time this afternoon to comment.
The news that Toyota has now surpassed General Motors in selling more cars elates me. I helped to contribute to this news by purchasing a 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid last summer. I traded in my 2004 Mercury Sable which on a good day was getting 27 mpg and on a bad day was getting 23 mpg. The Camry on a good day gets 38-39 mpg and the worse was 25 mpg during the depths of winter. I'm not sure why, but others are also experiencing this.
But that's not my message, my message is the American automobile industry has their heads up their...you know whats. I mean, they are bleeding red ink all over the place and all of the research is showing them that people was fuel efficient cars. So, what does Ford do? It ramps up the advertising for their gas-guzzlers. What a bunch of boobs.
They did this in the 1980s too. When the price of gas skyrocketed, they were still pushing the big guzzlers and when they finally responded, all they did was put crappy small, underpowered engines in their cars. I had a 1982 Mercury LN-7 which was a "sporty," two-seat version of the Ford Escort/Mercury Tracer. What a piece of crap.
So, good for Toyota.