Americans choose gas guzzling over fuel efficiency
WD would never stand between the average Joe in the US and a cheap car/petrol deal.
US motor vehicle sales boomed in November, traditionally a slow month. The sales of 1.3m cars was the best month for 14 years. The driver, as it were, was the purchase - an astounding 59% of sales - of 'light trucks' e.g. SUVs and 'pick-ups'. It seems as though the cheap price of petrol (about A$0.72 per litre - US fuel taxes are about one third of Australia's) has weaned Americans away from the fuel-efficient and back to the gas-guzzling.
After last week's article, W&D posits that cheap petrol is Viagra to the average American Joe.
And notice the stone-motherless-last VW. Could things get any worse?