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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

gas-guzzler

n. a large automobile that uses much gasoline. The old gas-guzzlers were certainly comfortable.
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The most welcome of the increases suggested in a wide-ranging package proposed by the South Shields MP, is upping taxes on gas-guzzling 4x4 vehicles.
"I wanted to show that they could be just as fast--or even faster--than a car that runs on petroleum." To prove that a car can be fast and environmentally friendly, Brent had to figure out how to maximize the speed of an electric car so that he could leave the gas-guzzling competition in the dust.
Using less fuel altogether is another approach: Some Americans are already trading in their gas-guzzling S.U.V.'s for smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles.
While many blame "gas-guzzling" SUV drivers for our unsustainable dependency on fossil fuels, most people are unaware that the typical commercial office building accounts for 65% of total electricity consumption in the U.S, 36% of total energy and 30% of greenhouse-gas emissions (1).
said Tuesday it plans to reduce its daily production of large gas-guzzling vehicles at its Alabama factory in the United States from April through the end of this year.
lust by switching from gas-guzzling SUVs to fuel-sipping hybrids like the Prius in my driveway, we'll strike a major blow for energy independence and a safer environment for all.
There's nothing "hot" or "sexy" about driving a gas-guzzling vehicle.
As the counterculture hippies evolved into yuppies and traded their Volkswagen Beetles in for gas-guzzling SUVs, they were not selling out; they were merely following the natural path laid out for them by the core assumptions of the counterculture.
They're seen by a growing number of people as oversized, gas-guzzling polluters that pose an increasing threat to other road users.
Despite the fact that the price of gasoline seems stuck around $2.00 per gallon, gas-guzzling SUVs and pickups remain as popular as ever among Americans.
chancellor of the exchequer Gordon Brown to adopt in his forthcoming pre-budget statement such measures as an increased tax on "gas-guzzling" vehicles and the establishment of cash incentives encouraging motorists to purchase "greener" cars.
Vandals with a grudge are striking in late-night raids on the bulky gas-guzzling vehicles
"Well, when those critics and columnists write about these vehicles, they think gas-guzzling is a brand name."
Even though the OPEC-engineered oil price hikes have signaled a need to use less oil, the United States has been rapidly expanding its fleet of gas-guzzling SUVs, boosting oil use and imports.