I a stagarring blow to Japan imports bragging rights, the new Fedral MPG reporting guidelines are set to bring down Japanese imports from their high horses.
The Prius is worst hit with stagerring 20% drop in claimed verses actual mileage a consumer can expect. Given the added cost of Imported hybrids its difficult to see how Toyota is going to spin this new data to promote its "efficient image".
Guys, just a recomendation: Lets try to stay away from GMI's import bashing.
This can be a fantastic site because is about the most historic auto name in the entire planet, the one established by the man that put the world on wheels, the one that has more first and milestones than any other, that is something about Ford that any domestic or import brand can't touch. Lets be happy with that and acknowledge that at this point in time the domestics have a lot to learn from the imports, some about design and manufacture and lots about marketing. There is nothing wrong in acknowledging that.
Remember, it was Ford, not GM or Chrysler that Toyota and Honda used as the benchmark to reach. Remember that it was the Taurus the car that Toyota benchmarked when they did the 1992 Camry and the F-150 the truck that Toyota has benchmarked over and over for the T-100 and subsequent Tundras.
This can be the best discussion board in the net, it only depends on us. We already have the best brand to talk about.