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Old 06-13-2009, 08:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
Jim Allen
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Your Yaris is a great example of an efficient small car.

The Trabant was one of the worst-built POS ever foisted off on the world. Not to mention inefficient and gawdawful dirty out the tailpipe.

If you insist on a two-stroke... look at some of the latest snowmobiles. They are pretty much the pinnacle of that genre... such as it is. I once saw a dune buggy that had been repowered by a Polaris two-stroke snowmobile engine. 0-60 in about 4 seconds. 250 hp out of 450 cc's (IIRC). Insanely fast. Relatively easy on fuel too... in context.
Jim Allen
The Frugal Four Wheeler and Farmer

My ultimate goal is not necessarily the highest mpg but to make my trucks more efficient configured as I need them.

Old Reliable '86 Ford F-250HD 4x4, 6.9L diesel

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