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Thread: Why don't today's economy cars get 50 mpg?

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    Re: Why don't today's economy cars get 50 mpg?

    >>And an air-cooled Beetle from the '60s needed closer to 30 to do the deed!<<

    And a slight downgrade!

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    Re: Why don't today's economy cars get 50 mpg?

    The great thing about a drag race between a VW Microbus and a Fiat 500 is that no one would suspect they were witnessing a contest of speed.

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    Re: Why don't today's economy cars get 50 mpg?

    >>The great thing about a drag race between a VW Microbus and a Fiat 500 is that no one would suspect they were witnessing a contest of speed.<<

    Kinda like two turtles after the same bug!

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    Re: Why don't today's economy cars get 50 mpg?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    The great thing about a drag race between a VW Microbus and a Fiat 500 is that no one would suspect they were witnessing a contest of speed.
    Which kind of makes it fun!

    I have always enjoyed running low-performance cars hard; it's the rare moment when your own abilities as a driver are well above the limits of the car!

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    Re: Why don't today's economy cars get 50 mpg?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    The great thing about a drag race between a VW Microbus and a Fiat 500 is that no one would suspect they were witnessing a contest of speed.
    Which kind of makes it fun!

    I have always enjoyed running low-performance cars hard; it's the rare moment when your own abilities as a driver are well above the limits of the car!
    I agree. Driving a slow car fast is a hell of a lot more fun than driving a fast car slow.

    I've never driven one, but my favorite slow car is the Citroen 2CV.

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    Re: Why don't today's economy cars get 50 mpg?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    The great thing about a drag race between a VW Microbus and a Fiat 500 is that no one would suspect they were witnessing a contest of speed.
    Which kind of makes it fun!

    I have always enjoyed running low-performance cars hard; it's the rare moment when your own abilities as a driver are well above the limits of the car!
    I agree. Driving a slow car fast is a hell of a lot more fun than driving a fast car slow.

    I've never driven one, but my favorite slow car is the Citroen 2CV.
    I used to have a '64 Corvair coupe; it was lots of fun because I could push the car to the edge of its limits, chassis-wise, without carrying excessive speed, etc. That made it possible to hone my driving skills without getting "nuts" on public roads!

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    Re: Why don't today's economy cars get 50 mpg?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    I've never driven one, but my favorite slow car is the Citroen 2CV.
    2CV racing is great fun - it may be slow, but it's close!

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    Re: Why don't today's economy cars get 50 mpg?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Brand
    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    I've never driven one, but my favorite slow car is the Citroen 2CV.
    2CV racing is great fun - it may be slow, but it's close!
    2CVs are rare sights on this side of the pond!

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    Re: Why don't today's economy cars get 50 mpg?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    I've never driven one, but my favorite slow car is the Citroen 2CV.
    Never drove one, but I rode in several in France.

    I'd love to have one. And I understand you can buy them, in kit form.

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    Re: Why don't today's economy cars get 50 mpg?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    2CVs are rare sights on this side of the pond!
    Rare sights on the roads over here now - the last one was built in 1990, so most of them have rusted into oblivion.

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