As today’s post on Barack Obama’s Model T vs. SUV comparison indicates, there’s a lot of auto-related misinformation swirling around the court of public opinion. Seeing as you are the autoblogosphere’s Best and Brightest, it’s time to bust some myths. (Or at least engage in some of the usual punch-ups.) What are the automotive myths that simply won’t die? Our Ronnie Schreiber correctly flagged ye olde 100 mpg carburetor, which pairs nicely with the “GM killed the electric car” conspiracy. On the other side of that equation, PCH101 routinely confronts the idea that Japan manipulated its currency to kick Motown’s ass. There’s also this idea out there, somewhere, that a Chinese automaker is just itching to invade the U.S. market and kick some D2.8/Toyondissan ass with ridiculously inexpensive products. My [least] favorite myth: GM is the blameless victim of a bad economy. What auto-related mishegos stick in your craw?
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