Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

 It is currently 29 May 2016, 19:07

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Today s low gasoline prices make consumers willing to

Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Director
Joined: 04 Oct 2005
Posts: 586
Location: Chicago
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

Today s low gasoline prices make consumers willing to [#permalink]

Show Tags

17 Jan 2006, 21:34
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Todayâ€™s low gasoline prices make consumers willing to indulge their preference for larger cars, which consume greater amounts of gasoline as fuel. So United States automakers are unwilling to pursue the development of new fuel-efficient technologies aggressively. The particular reluctance of the United States automobile industry to do so, however, could threaten the industryâ€™s future.
Which of the following, if true, would provide the most support for the claim above about the future of the United States automobile industry?
(A) A prototype fuel-efficient vehicle, built five years ago, achieves a very high 81 miles per gallon on the highway and 63 in the city, but its materials are relatively costly.
(B) Small cars sold by manufacturers in the United States are more fuel efficient now than before the sudden jump in oil prices in 1973.
(C) Automakers elsewhere in the world have slowed the introduction of fuel-efficient technologies but have pressed ahead with research and development of them in preparation for a predicted rise in world oil prices.
(D) There are many technological opportunities for reducing the waste of energy in cars and light trucks through weight, aerodynamic drag, and braking friction.
(E) The promotion of mass transit over automobiles as an alternative mode of transportation has encountered consumer resistance that is due in part to the failure of mass transit to accommodate the wide dispersal of points of origin and destinations for trips
Director
Joined: 04 Jan 2006
Posts: 923
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

17 Jan 2006, 21:44
Sounds like C...

since if there is a prediction of high gas prices(as we are going through now in USA, with gas at a small town like Cedar Rapids at 2.16$per gallon!), and the rest of the world is going through R&D for that , and US is not doing that because of the current consumers taste which will CHANGE(and has changed as seen recently) after increase gas prices.. I think this answer became easy in many ways because of the higher gas prices in US now hehe VP Joined: 20 Sep 2005 Posts: 1021 Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 32 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] Show Tags 17 Jan 2006, 21:49 C. Most of the others are irrelevant to the conclusion/assumption. CEO Joined: 20 Nov 2005 Posts: 2911 Schools: Completed at SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - Class of 2008 Followers: 21 Kudos [?]: 196 [0], given: 0 Re: CR-Gasoline [#permalink] Show Tags 17 Jan 2006, 23:00 andy_gr8 wrote: Todayâ€™s low gasoline prices make consumers willing to indulge their preference for larger cars, which consume greater amounts of gasoline as fuel. So United States automakers are unwilling to pursue the development of new fuel-efficient technologies aggressively. The particular reluctance of the United States automobile industry to do so, however, could threaten the industryâ€™s future. Which of the following, if true, would provide the most support for the claim above about the future of the United States automobile industry? (A) A prototype fuel-efficient vehicle, built five years ago, achieves a very high 81 miles per gallon on the highway and 63 in the city, but its materials are relatively costly. - No talk about cost (B) Small cars sold by manufacturers in the United States are more fuel efficient now than before the sudden jump in oil prices in 1973. - Nothing about past or small cars. (C) Automakers elsewhere in the world have slowed the introduction of fuel-efficient technologies but have pressed ahead with research and development of them in preparation for a predicted rise in world oil prices. - Yes this is the one using POE (D) There are many technological opportunities for reducing the waste of energy in cars and light trucks through weight, aerodynamic drag, and braking friction. - It is strengthening teh argument. (E) The promotion of mass transit over automobiles as an alternative mode of transportation has encountered consumer resistance that is due in part to the failure of mass transit to accommodate the wide dispersal of points of origin and destinations for trips - Nothing being talked about mass transit system. _________________ SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - MBA CLASS OF 2008 Current Student Joined: 29 Jan 2005 Posts: 5239 Followers: 23 Kudos [?]: 285 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] Show Tags 17 Jan 2006, 23:16 willget800 wrote: with gas at a small town like Cedar Rapids at 2.16$per gallon

\$8.75 a gallon in Osaka, yet Skylines, RX-7s, NSXs, and Twin Turbo Supras are still selling like hotcakes.

(C)
Director
Joined: 27 Jun 2005
Posts: 506
Location: MS
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 62 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

17 Jan 2006, 23:51
ps_dahiya wrote:
andy_gr8 wrote:
Todayâ€™s low gasoline prices make consumers willing to indulge their preference for larger cars, which consume greater amounts of gasoline as fuel. So United States automakers are unwilling to pursue the development of new fuel-efficient technologies aggressively. The particular reluctance of the United States automobile industry to do so, however, could threaten the industryâ€™s future.
Which of the following, if true, would provide the most support for the claim above about the future of the United States automobile industry?
(A) A prototype fuel-efficient vehicle, built five years ago, achieves a very high 81 miles per gallon on the highway and 63 in the city, but its materials are relatively costly. - No talk about cost
(B) Small cars sold by manufacturers in the United States are more fuel efficient now than before the sudden jump in oil prices in 1973. - Nothing about past or small cars.
(C) Automakers elsewhere in the world have slowed the introduction of fuel-efficient technologies but have pressed ahead with research and development of them in preparation for a predicted rise in world oil prices. - Yes this is the one using POE
(D) There are many technological opportunities for reducing the waste of energy in cars and light trucks through weight, aerodynamic drag, and braking friction. - It is strengthening teh argument.
(E) The promotion of mass transit over automobiles as an alternative mode of transportation has encountered consumer resistance that is due in part to the failure of mass transit to accommodate the wide dispersal of points of origin and destinations for trips - Nothing being talked about mass transit system.

D for me.
ps_dahiya,
Don't you think the question is asking for statement which support the argument ?

Also, When Author mentions "So United States automakers are unwilling to pursue the development of new fuel-efficient technologies aggressively. The particular reluctance of the United States automobile industry to do so"

I guess he is making the assumption that there is a scope of Improvement/Development but the US automakers are not working on it .

May be I am totally Wrong ...

What is OA ?
Director
Joined: 04 Oct 2005
Posts: 586
Location: Chicago
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

18 Jan 2006, 00:05
OA is C guys..
Even i chose D .I dont know why
SVP
Joined: 16 Oct 2003
Posts: 1811
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 96 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

18 Jan 2006, 10:55
I also got C because it directly affects tha argument because it is based on the cheaper gas. D says nothing.
Senior Manager
Joined: 16 Jul 2005
Posts: 404
Location: Las Vegas
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

18 Jan 2006, 11:24
C for me as well from the POE
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
3 Due to a sharp rise in the price of gasoline, commuters who 16 16 Aug 2010, 13:55
10 Due to a sharp rise in the price of gasoline, commuters who 33 22 May 2010, 03:23
1 Today s low gasoline prices make consumers willing to 22 02 Apr 2010, 11:20
Today s low gasoline prices make consumers willing to 11 12 Jul 2007, 09:22
Today s low gasoline prices make consumers willing to 11 08 Aug 2006, 20:31
Display posts from previous: Sort by