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Old 11-03-2010, 11:16 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I agree. The role of weight loss varies by situation. When I owned an 87 CRX-HF that weighed 1700 pounds and had 58 hp, I could see the difference in a 5mph difference climbing the Colorado passes. A 100 pounds of camping gear in the back could change my MPG measurably. But with my 2700 pound, 200 hp Acura, weight makes a far smaller difference in both speed and mpg.

What does surprise me is just how many cars are still over 3,300 pounds. Seriously, in this day and age of aluminum and plastics, how is it possible to even make a car that heavy?
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