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Old 23rd May 2007, 17:00   #1
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Thumbs up Honda and Toyota get Green Vote (Automaker Rankings 2007)

A report just released by the Union of Concerned Scientists gives Honda and Toyota the thumbs up in the who-is-the-greenest-auto-maker-of-them-all sweepstakes, while ranking Daimler Chrysler bottom of the league.

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Automaker Rankings 2007


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Strange how the same trend is observed in reliability and customer satisfaction surverys too.
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But, where would these 2 automakers rank in the Aspirational ratings?
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But, where would these 2 automakers rank in the Aspirational ratings?
Pretty good I think. While everybody might want a Ferrari/Porsche/Lambo. Most aspire to buy a Honda/Acura or a Toyota/Lexus. Should probably add the other Japanese makers too. Evo's and Subaru's !!!

If wishes were cars, then beggars would drive. (plagiarism of "If wishes were horse, then beggars would ride") :-)
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Most aspire to buy a Honda/Acura or a Toyota/Lexus.
Thats new to me. Currently how many cars from these stables does not fail to bore the driving senses. (Count the Lexus IS series out)

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Should probably add the other Japanese makers too. Evo's and Subaru's !!!
Probably right, but how green or reliable are they in their aspirational versions?
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The environmental effect is due to the engine sizes.most Toyota and Honda cars have a 2.5L to 3.5L engines and few or no diesels + they have hybrid vehicles, GM sell many high engine capacity trucks.Hence more emissions from the larger engines.Same with DiamlerChryshler(exluding Mercedes) with their Dodge and jeep brand.
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