Ok so I noticed that a lot of car companies (honda, toyota, vw, probably more) have several car models that aren't available in the US, but are more fuel efficient. If that makes since. IE their most fuel efficient models aren't available here. Is the explanation for this as synical as I'm hoping (maybe even grounds to move this to PO ) or is there something else going on here that I'm not considering? Also, what about cars they used to make like the VW lupo (sp?). Little diesel car that got +/- 60mpg, according to the guy from top gear. Are they still available? In the US? Anybody have good reasons for this stuff other than the whole 'craaazy oil company/car manufacturer conspiracy' thing (which, so far, is the only thing I can think of)?