Do you really need spoonfed www.ford.com??
Or how to google "ford auto off technology"??
It only got 79,600,000 hits.
How about a Dallas "FIX"? Works for me!
I have not checked the accuracy of this, but it sounds good, anyway.
Recently, the city of Dallas, Texas passed a ďNo InsuranceĒ ordinance: if you have no car insurance, your car will be towed.
To retrieve your car, you must show proof of insurance, pay for the tow, a $350 fine, and $20 for each day the car is in the lot.
After the ordinance was passed, the impound lots were full after nine days. Most of those cars were driven by illegals. Not only are more uninsured drivers off the road, but it is taking away the illegalís vehicle who wonít pay for accidents or might endanger your life.
Get them off the road WITHOUT making them show proof of nationality.
Wonder how the ACLU or the Justice Department will get around this one.
FWIW, remember this 'oldie-but-goodie'???
The person who calculated this bit of information went to high school in Pittsburgh , Pa. He is now & has been a professor at The University of West Virginia in Morgantown , West Virginia for the last forty-some years.
A clunker that travels 12,000 miles a year at 15 mpg uses 800 gallons of gas a year.
A vehicle that travels 12,000 miles a year at 25 mpg uses 480 gallons a year.
So, the average Cash for Clunkers transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per year.
They claim 700,000 vehicles so that's 224 million gallons saved per year.
That equates to a bit over 5 million barrels of oil.
5 million barrels is about 5 hours worth of US consumption.
More importantly, 5 million barrels of oil at $70 per barrel costs about $350 million dollars.
So, the government paid $3 billion of our tax dollars to save $350 million.
We spent $8.57 for every dollar we saved.
I'm pretty sure they will do a great job with our health care, though.
Stories like this are sensationalized and serves to rile people up. I wonder why they didnít publish the story about GM re-opening its Orion, MI plant to build the new Chevrolet Sonic, and the additional $145 mil. they invested for additional tooling to build the new Buick Verano there as well. That plant will put 1,500 Americans to work, 1,100 of whom had been laid off. Or, what about the $43 mil. GM invested in the new plant in Brownstown Township, MI that will build the battery for the new Chevy Volt and future electric vehicles? It will only employ 100 right now, but that is 100 more new U.S. jobs.
The problem with faulty math:
So, even if oil is $80 per barrel, that’s $880 million PER YEAR. It would only take 4 years to exceed the $3 billion that was spent. After year 4, its all savings.
However, the goal was not to save money. It was to reduce our dependency on oil, which it did by almost 11 million barrels per year. But, if you want to look at savings, 480 gallons of gas per year will save each car buyer about $1,440 per year (with gas at $3 per gallon like it is now). That would certainly increase discretionary income. That’s money they can spend on goods and services that could stimulate the economy, which was the other goal of the program.
Those oil companys sure are mighty charitable.
A barrell of oil costs $90 and makes 20 gallons that is $4.50/gallon.
And I can buy it for less than $3/gallon after transportation, refinery and taxes.
I've got to call me broker and tell him to divest me of all oil stocks ASAP
Funny math is as Funny math does regards
There are 42 gallons of crude in a barrel of oil. You get about 19 - 20 gallons of gasoline, about 10 gallons of diesel fuel, 4 gallons of jet fuels, and about 7 gallons go to make other petroleum based products. The rest goes to make heating oil and other heavy fuel. You actually get about 44 gallons worth of petroleum products from a 42 gallon barrel of crude. Iím not sure how that works, but it does. Donít worry about the oil companies, theyíre making plenty.