President Obama said that he wants cars to average 54 miles per gallon of gas and that would save you $8,000 over the life of a new car. He is blowing smoke again because 10 years ago the average car was getting about 22 miles per gallon and now cars are averaging 38 miles per gallon. Are we saving money? No. Because the gas companies have raised their prices to keep up their profits. If we start getting 54 miles per gallon the oil companies will raise their prices again and you could be paying $8 to $10 a gallon.