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Old 06-09-2009, 09:05 AM   #11
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For highway driving, a car doesn't have to be small or light to be efficient.
Truer words have never been spoken here!
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:34 PM   #12
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Have you driven one of those Fortwos? I don't care for them much as is but make it awd with a nice turbo 4 and it'd be a rockin little get around car.
Lots of ice and snow in Albuquerque?
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:27 AM   #13
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How are US standards different anyway? Are they stricter than European ones or just different?
Much stricter in emmissions and safety regulations. Even more so in California.

And for large, highway efficient cars, you need look no further than any GM 3800 powered car in good tune... Even the full size ones can get 35mpg highway. Not shabby at all for a late 90's gasoline boat of a car.
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Lots of ice and snow in Albuquerque?
Nope, but plenty of dirt and gravel roads!
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I was just on YouTube, and saw this. I wonder what ever became of these cars. It was released before the 70's oil crisis. Chrysler should have been perfectly positioned.

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I like watching those old commercials. Like this one!
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"And you can have your Wagonaire equipped with caliper disc brakes" Something you don't hear anymore lol
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I remember my grandfather talking about those years ago. He said the ads for that car used to show a refrigerator sitting upright in the back of the car.
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LOL, the baby riding on the floor in the open rear with the dog and the unsecured pool slide...
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I thought about that too, but cars didn't have seat belts back then.
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