I don't know how many years they did it but Ford also used the remote gas doors on the Ford Contour for awhile. My '96 Contour has it. Even my '84 Mazda B-2000 had a locking gas door but not a locking cap.
My Nissan Sentra has the remote unlocking feature as well. No syphoning, no sugar in the gas tank, but the one feature it doesn't have is a reminder to close it after I'm done refueling. Other drivers pointing as I'm driving down the road, help with this issue, though.
During the spate of tank drilling going last year though I was wondering whether to leave Marvin's gas cover open...
That's one's a remote cable unlock.
I remember The RoadWarrior..To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time..the world was powered by the black fuel & the desert sprouted great cities..Gone now, swept away..two mighty warrior tribes went to war & touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel, they were nothing..thundering machines sputtered & stopped..Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice
My Civic has a cable-actuated fuel door as well. Didn't stop someone from prying it open and attempting to siphon some gas out last year. It has a locking cap as well now. My wife's Taurus has the same kind of fuel door as well.
That (the new civic thing the thread was about) sounds pretty nifty. I'm sure it has no advantages as far as fuel savings, and may have lots of problems a few years down the road. I'd like to see one of those in person and see how the mechanism seals up
alot of cars have those locking gas lids. i do remember those K cars and thier incredibly powerful fuel doors. i dont think anything will be as tough as our old 77 capreces "fuel door" / liceseplate lol
even so 2 seconds with a screwdriver will break the plastic lids/latches so theres no advantage at all with having one.