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Old 08-30-2010, 08:25 PM
 
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:33 PM
 
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I get a little weary of the government treating us all like imbeciles.

If you can't grasp the concept that's already in place (mileage numbers on the sticker), then you shouldn't be driving either!

This reminds me of a conversation I had with a guy that owns a company that makes ladders. I can't recall the exact figure, but I was astounded by how much money was spent (and of course passed along to the consumer) for those stickers warning you that the top rung is not a step and that aluminum ladders shouldn't come into contact with live electrical wires!
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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"The letter grades — from A+ to D — were immediately denounced by some industry groups, which said the government should not be making value judgments for consumers about vehicles."

As a hybrid owner I agree with this above statement.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:45 AM
 
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Just say No to stickers...... Just think of all the carbon waste that goes into making a stinking sticker.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Up in the air
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I get a little weary of the government treating us all like imbeciles.

If you can't grasp the concept that's already in place (mileage numbers on the sticker), then you shouldn't be driving either!

This reminds me of a conversation I had with a guy that owns a company that makes ladders. I can't recall the exact figure, but I was astounded by how much money was spent (and of course passed along to the consumer) for those stickers warning you that the top rung is not a step and that aluminum ladders shouldn't come into contact with live electrical wires!
If people weren't so stupid and sue happy, there wouldn't be a need for stickers like that. The company is just trying to cover their collective asses from lawsuits, unfortunately
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:50 AM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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Thanks Obama... just taking another step towards the reality of Idiocracy.

This rating system could be totally misleading to some buyers, I think people should be required to use their own brain in determining what kind of letter grade a vehicle should receive if any at all.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:52 AM
 
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If people weren't so stupid and sue happy, there wouldn't be a need for stickers like that. The company is just trying to cover their collective asses from lawsuits, unfortunately
There isn't a need at all. What company are you speaking of? This is a federal government blunder.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:01 PM
 
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1 nothing electrical is gonna plow much snow well, and 2, at +10 degrees F and colder, hybrids are going to get real iffy a lot sooner.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:11 PM
 
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There isn't a need at all. What company are you speaking of? This is a federal government blunder.
I was responding to the post about the ladders.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:22 PM
 
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ladders and wires can be fun.... You don't need to touch the ladder to the wires either with in a foot or so is all you need. A little humidity helps too, and suddenly there is pretty blue sparks all over the place..
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