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Old 01-03-2008, 09:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by newtonsfirstlaw View Post
Isn't CAFE standards at 27.5mpg?

How far we've come...
New CAFE is 35mpg by 2020

dont forget about all those weight penalties due to crash safety and stuff. and the fact that the model T couldnt drive on the highways, or start itself without a crank.
Just for future reference... The original model T weighed in at around 1200 pounds and the later year model T's with all steel construction weighed 1500lbs.... In any case, on a flat road, constant velocity - there's no weight penalty :/
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