To the editor:
When the county sales tax went up to 8.85 percent, I thought about how much more it hurts when purchasing a new car. And with some new cars that get very low gas mileage, there is an additional gas-guzzler tax. For a new Ferrari 430 Scuderia, this extra tax is $6,400. Ouch!
I have a Smart car Fortwo that gets 40 mpg in the city and even more on the highway. Why not lower the sales tax to 7 percent or 7.5 percent when someone purchases a new car that gets over 35 or 38 mpg? The same would apply when electric cars, which use no gas, become available. After all, less gas used by these cars does not harm the environment nearly as much as by Hummers or big SUVs with the big block V-8 engines.
Anyone wanna buy a Ferrari?