Small Car Fuel Efficiency

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by gocoder » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:06 am
GMATGuruNY wrote:
Correct: The manufacturer produced more cars this year than last.
Conveyed meaning:
The manufacturer produced more cars this year than [the manufacturer produced cars] last [year].
This comparison is logical.
Prices at the producer level are only 1.3 percent higher now than a year ago and are going down.

Under the same context, would the highlighted text convey the following meaning ?

Conveyed meaning:
Prices at the producer level are only 1.3 percent higher now than [ prices at the producer level] a year ago.

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by jaideep.bhatta » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:56 am
GMATGuruNY wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:59 am
gocoder wrote:
GMATGuruNY wrote: Incorrect: The manufacturer produced more cars this year than those last year.
It seems to imply the following nonsensical comparison:
The manufacturer produced more cars this year than cars last year produced.
The implied meaning is incorrect because of the passive construction in the later part of the clause or because the phrase "cars last year produced" can refer to all cars, irrespective of the manufacturer, produced last year ?
Incorrect: The manufacturer produced more cars cars this year than those last year.
Conveyed meaning:
The manufacturer produced more cars this year than those last year [produced cars].
Since those is standing in for cars, we get:
The manufacturer produced more cars this year than cars last year [produced cars].
The implied comparison is nonsensical.

This issue is that those last year seems to be serving as the SUBJECT of the second clause, implying-- nonsensically -- that cars produced cars.

Correct: The manufacturer produced more cars this year than last.
Conveyed meaning:
The manufacturer produced more cars this year than [the manufacturer produced cars] last [year].
This comparison is logical.
Hi @GMATGuruNY - per the red you mention

Incorrect: The manufacturer produced more cars cars this year than those last year

Because this implies cars last year [produced cars]

But isnt this structure exactly like the OA

According to this logic, even the OA is saying

.....cars at any other time in production history [make small cars that are more fuel effecient]