Sleep well, Keith Crain, things won't return to where they were ("What happens if gas prices stabilize?" Oct. 31). The popularity of SUVs and pickups for use on normal paved roads is an anomaly.
I feel the U.S. attitude toward consumption of fossil fuels and exhaust emissions is completely unsustainable.
Without any doubt, that attitude will change. The only question is: Will that change occur overnight (revolution) or during the coming five-10 years (evolution)?
If U.S. carmakers want to live, they will have to adapt. Bill Ford's rhetoric indicates he feels the urge.
Strange thing about car buyers around the world: They keep demanding faster, larger and tougher (safer) vehicles. In that sense, U.S. carmakers (and all others, in some sense) are only supplying a real demand.
Will consumers make their wishes/needs more sustainable in time, or will governments around the world force them?