5th Jun 2010, 13:33

An excellent commentary on why the U.S. is one of the most wasteful, environmentally unfriendly countries on the planet.

29th Apr 2014, 08:53

The reason why the cars are made with cheap plastics is because Americans will not pay the price for quality workmanship. European cars are not full of cheap plastic because they pay more for their cars and so get better quality (notice how GM are halting sales of their Chevy brands in Europe because Europeans don't like the cheap crap).

As for fuel economy, how about smaller, more efficient engines? The average engine size in Europe is a 1.4 (turbo).