… a thought that I’m sure I’m not the only person in the world to think this. In these times of “global warming”, concerns about “carbon footprint” and everything else that’s going on, why is it that American cars are still less efficient than their European counterparts? We all know about these huge engine vehicles driven by Americans up to 5 litre, gas guzzlers and yet, in some cases, they only get the performance of what we’re taking from a 2 litre engine in Europe with nowhere near the same economy. Why aren’t American cars fitted with the same economical engines that their European friends have and get the same performance with better economy? Is it just me or am I missing something here?