"'Or, you could have an economy car that weighs 30 pounds and gets a thousand miles to a gallon of gas. In either case, the sticker price of a new car would be less than $50. Why haven't you guys kept up?'
"The president of GM smiles and says, 'Because the federal government won't let us build cars that crash four times a day!'"
[Needless to say, this tale is probably apocryphal.]
[What, according to Dilbert creator Scott Adams, is the "Bill Gates Effect"? The more successful you become, the uglier you must be.]