Smart Car...Stupid Congress

Dennis Putnam dap1 at BELLSOUTH.NET
Wed May 28 16:27:08 MDT 2008


JD wrote:
> Back in the late Eighties, Honda made a stripped down Civic and CRX
> that got over 50 mpg and Volkswagen had a similar Rabbit.  With $1.00
> gas, they both bombed of course but why can't "they" bring these back?
>
> JD
Mainly because they would have to be totally redesigned to meet federal
safety standards and would not meet emissions standards. The redesign to
meet these requirements is what you have on the market today.

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