Sorry about that thought Cork was in the unjustly occupied part of Ireland.
We do sell a lot of foodin Europe. So our troubles do have an affect if nothing more than price.
Why so much power. Fuel was cheap and its a hell of a lot of fun. My truck is a work truck and I only use it when I needed it, its power and mileage penalty are are un avoidable. But yeah its a beautifully simple machine that is very efficient.
If Obama was realy about the energy policy he would not have let the axing of Saturn be a condition for GM to get the Bailout. Saturn was profitable and the most efficient cars in the GM fleet
Saturn was not just an American car other than Corvette was the only completely American built car. They were a study in efficiency in operation. They were an average siz American compact that got the mileage of the mini match box cars I could fit in when I was in Europe. Not to mention they are decently fast cars overall and one of the faster N/A sport compacts.
Simplicity is the key to this and flies in they face of the unneed coomplexity of European cars.