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Old 11-15-2006, 10:11 AM
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If the government built a car, what would it be?

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Old 11-15-2006, 10:13 AM
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One whose engine was a big, inefficient Daddy's boy who burns oil like there's no tomorrow.
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Old 11-15-2006, 11:01 AM
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Yep....

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One whose engine was a big, inefficient Daddy's boy who burns oil like there's no tomorrow.
That about covers it.

(This thread should get entertaining.)
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Old 11-15-2006, 11:31 AM
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A big gas guzzling Humvee so the oil industry can rack-up more huge profits. Who cares about oil conservation when money can be made by reduced inventories.
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:29 PM
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Each passenger would be in their own sensory deprivation chamber with their own steering wheel, so nobody knew what direction the other passengers were trying to turn in. One passenger would have the transmission control, another the brake and another the gas pedal. It would only have reverse gear. The brakes would engage at any time for no good reason. It would cost six times as much as MSRP, but you wouldn't find that out until you'd driven it for a few years.
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:44 PM
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The UK version of the Governmentmobile would have to be something like the Reliant Robin:
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:54 PM
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The government would never build a car, but would tell me that I had the right to build any car I wanted.

Every year on April 15 they would insist that I remove 1/4 of any accessories that I bought

They would keep some of the accessories, and give the rest away to other people who could not afford accessories for their own cars.
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Old 11-15-2006, 02:02 PM
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I don't know what the SUV would look like but they would regulate that every gas station would have to have a lane for it with the large high flow nozles like the truckers use.
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Old 11-15-2006, 02:12 PM
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A Checker Cab.

They built that thing from the late 50's until I think the late 80's or early 90's with very few changes.
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Old 11-15-2006, 02:23 PM
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Something like this if Congress were involved.
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Old 11-15-2006, 02:37 PM
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If governments built cars…

USA – something with the stamina, styling and grace of a D-9 but every 4 years you would have to vote to replace the engine and even then it wouldn’t matter what was voted in because you'd still have fundamentally the same machine. There would be many components in each vehicle with unknown, yet duplicated functions.

UK – a fine handling saloon with great styling and leather upholstery but would only be drivable in foggy, damp conditions in Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Australia. And, you would have to put on a goofy powdered wig to start it up.

France – a strange, lozenge-shaped sedan with a lame name like “dolphin” or “lemon”. Comfortable to ride in, plenty of ashtrays and lighters but would only run about 14 weeks out of the year. It would smell like a locker room and the suspension would make rude sounds when adjusting to foreigners.

Italy – Fiat. ‘nuff said.

Germany – a station wagon available in two models: executive models would be capable of continuous, high-speed operation. The utility models would achieve incredible economy and function for years. All components would be interchangeable. The Finns would exploit this interchangeability to create fire-breathing ‘economy’ cars with 400+hp. The only colors available would be a strange, yellowy mustard color and a bright orange called Englisch Rot.

China – A three wheeled truck-like vehicle, powered by a soft-coal burning, low-pressure steam engine. The frame would be copied from a 1920’s US railroad locomotive and be made of cast iron at a foundry that used burning tires to smelt the metal. It would be capable of carrying incredible amounts of weight and could be quickly converted to pedal power or to burn rice straw. It would be painted blue.

North Korea – There is only one. It’s reportedly made from imported Chinese truck parts but nobody has ever seen it and even the North Koreans are not sure if it works.
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Old 11-15-2006, 02:45 PM
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A Chevy Chevette that would cost $50K.

But after careful cost cutting they would pat themselves on the back for reducing the price to $40K, while maintaining the same quality.
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Old 11-15-2006, 02:55 PM
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a lada?
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Old 11-15-2006, 03:35 PM
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Garbage with lots of cupholders.
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Old 11-15-2006, 04:00 PM
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If purchased, you would still be upside-down on payments, even when paid for...

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