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gas guzzler

A vehicle that consumes more than the average amount of gasoline during normal usage. Every time the price of oil rises, people trade in their gas guzzlers for more fuel-efficient cars.
See also: gas, guzzler
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My vehicle today may well be a gas guzzler, but I only drive 3,000 miles a year in it.
The results: Caterpillars are gas guzzlers, and remarkably slow ones at that.
gt; Reward as well as Penalize Automakers: A sliding scale of tough penalties on dirty gas guzzlers balanced by rebates for the leanest and cleanest would tell Detroit and Japan what to do.
The combined effect of the credit crunch and increased taxation on gas guzzlers has seen the top end of the market grind to a halt.
Of course, the main reason for these increases are to remove the so-called gas guzzlers and therefore reduce pollution, maybe.
Research by Co-operative Insurance found the region's favourite cars are actually very eco-friendly and few are enticed by headline-grabbing gas guzzlers.
DRIVERS of gas guzzlers will have to pay pounds 25 a day to enter London's congestion charge zone from October.
He quite openly stated he's going to hit the gas guzzlers but he forgot to say he was also going to make everyone else pay.
James, 36, said: "Many top players drive gas guzzlers.
What you should be doing is penalising the old gas guzzlers, the business class airlines flying around with low load factors and people encouraging connecting travel, which requires people to take two flights to get to their destination instead of one.
With gas prices reaching record highs across the country, and expected to go even higher, seeing more than 100 gas guzzlers race around the track, burning fuel at an alarming rate, was well, gluttonous.
CHELSEA tractors - those vast 4x4 gas guzzlers that belong on farms and not on school runs - came in for the Greenpeace treatment with a raid on the Range Rover factory.
But we must also encourage people to make the right choices by cutting car tax on the most fuel efficient cars and increasing it for gas guzzlers.
But we also need to encourage people to make the right choices by cutting car tax on the most efficient cars and putting it up for gas guzzlers.
Despite growing awareness of problems such as global warming and a willingness, expressed in many opinion polls, for a fuller range of mass-transit options, Americans are depending on their gas guzzlers more than ever.