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CylonRed
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join:2000-07-06
Bloom County
reply to mob

Re: Wow, what a boring car

The power to weight ratio sucks and makes for lousy mpg. I drove a late 200x Malibu - hated every second in the car.
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Brian

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Insight6

join:2012-08-25

said by CylonRed:

The power to weight ratio sucks and makes for lousy mpg.

You nailed it. My old Ford Mustang GT 5.0 HO V8 with two valves per cylinder got 27 miles a gallon doing 75 MPH on the freeway and on cruise control. The car only weighed 3000 pounds and the high performance engine just didn't have to work that hard to move it. Cruising at 75 MPH the engine was only doing 1900 RPM. Heck the thing idled at 650 RPM.