We have a friend (actually the person who set-up this blog for me but doesn’t have time to read it) who bought one of these for his business:
I decided to check it out in more detail and I found this interesting fact: They import them with a second row of seats to avoid a 25% import tax on light trucks, then take them out for use as cargo vans here.
My question would be, can a government hate? Who hates the American people so much that they impose a tax like this on such an efficient vehicle then impose fuel economy standards (CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy) to help us afford them then impose safety regulations that make them so heavy they can’t achieve the CAFE standards anyway?
BTW, in Europe they have diesels with manual transmissions.