Gas Guzzler Tax

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Gas Guzzler Tax

A tax levied on manufacturers and importers producing or importing cars with gas mileage of less than 22.5 miles per gallon. Instituted in 1978 as part of a wider effort to reduce reliance on oil, the gas guzzler tax largely halted the production and sale of extremely large family cars seen previously. It does not apply to trucks or sport utility vehicles. See also: Green Fund.
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In addition to desirable vehicle attributes, the negative impact of federal gas guzzler taxes was also taken into consideration.
Both models controlled for variation across automobiles in terms of size, power, performance, safety, comfort, reliability, luxury classification, and gas guzzler taxes.
The coefficient values for the gas guzzler taxes, particularly the first and fourth tier, are generally higher than expected.