Thursday, November 15, 2007

Going stateless

There are a number of ways to lose one's US citizenship. These include:
-Taking up arms against the United States.
-Conviction of Treason.
-Purchasing an automobile made in France.

Mrs. Lemming likes the Peugeot's alphabet soup of safety features, while I like the fact that the fuel efficiency of this family car is similar to my first motorbike.

I took LLLL into Sydney on a cool 49 mpg the other day. Even with diesel, that ain't bad.

7 comments:

Sara said...

on the plus side that means you wont have to pay US taxes anymore!

Schlupp said...

I had a 206 in Europe. I want it back! I really don't think I can buy one here in the US.... (Although I'm a foreigner anyway.)

Schlupp said...

Huh, I had assumed you to be joking, but Peugeots are indeed illegal in the US.

Chuck said...

Are you kidding me? I know they weren't sold in the US, but illegal? What, too fuel efficient? Not clunky enough?

Chuck said...

Oh, and 49 mpg is 4.8 l/100km in real units...

Chris said...

Chuck, I think passenger diesels are assumed to be very naughty by the EPA in the states (which isn't true any more). That's why all the Californians think that a Prius is the last word in fuel economy.

PS: LL, if you really wanted to be a contrarian you should have bought a Citroen.

Schlupp said...

Probably, Peugeot just didn't bother to apply for the official 'this car is legal' paper (whatever it is called), when they decided not to sell cars in the US any more.