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      02-21-2011, 06:05 PM   #15
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First off, nobody is going to mistake the F30 for anything other than a 3 series BMW. The design cues are very strong. As all are asking, what is the gas mileage. Perhaps the real question is what is the payback period. The EPA would have us believing that the average automobile price increase of the new gas mileage rules is low and the payback quick. When gas was $4 per gallon in the US, several economists said that even the Prius would not pay back its owner over a 5 year period. Now consider how much more high end hybrid cars are priced over their petrol and diesel siblings and where does that go? Too bad diesel availability in the US is so limited. Besides, what are we going to do with all the worn out battery packs?