Matthew 5pts Blake, I tend to agree with you that automakers will take advantage of the new CAFE standards. Fuel prices have tripled since the 90's. The result has led consumers and automakers alike, to look at small cars. The two cars you linked are both eccentric and only appeal to a specific audience. The best selling cars of 2010 are by and large, cars. Three pickups round out the top ten, and it is those trucks that I feel will be slid through loopholes. Average cars may get larger, but it is unlikely they'll get larger for the sole purpose of cheating the regulations. Ford recently conducted a survey that indicated that fuel economy is the number one criteria for purchasing a new car. If vehicles get larger they will keep the same or better fuel economy, else they will sit on the lot.