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Luckily, we will all be saved by you ecologically sound Europeans!

NOT.

U.S. Automakers Invade Europe  
Hummer off-roaders plow new inroads

By RICHARD YARROW

AutoWeek | Published 10/24/06, 9:48 pm et

On the eve of the recent Paris Motor Show, 15 miles south of the city center, General Motors was making a little piece of history. Europe's first Authentic Hummer Center officially opened for business, and other are set to follow in London and Rome, supported by a network of smaller dealerships.


 http://autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061025/FREE/61024001/1024/rss01&rssfeed=rss01


by asdf on Tue Oct 31st, 2006 at 10:15:09 PM EST
Saw one the other day in Dublin. Pure conspicuous consumption: can you imagine what it costs to fuel one at €1.05 a litre, even on diesel?
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Nov 1st, 2006 at 02:56:02 AM EST
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Yeah, the Hummer store in Paris is 5mn (walk) away from where I live.
This is the inevitable consequence of our governments stopping to increase gas taxes in the mid 90s. Gas prices have steadily gone down (relatively speaking) since then, and car sizes have gone bigger.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Wed Nov 1st, 2006 at 06:15:33 AM EST
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