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Old 03-13-2014, 12:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
Hersbird
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In 1990 I used to commute Tacoma to Bremerton everyday in a 71 Plymouth Sebring. It actually got 20 or better with highway gears but man... Those rainy days were harry. I'd start dragging the brakes a mile to Gorst as the backup would jump out some days and soggy drums are really soft.
I did run that car for fun at Bremerton's raceway but it was only good for mid 16's with a stock but fresh 318 2bbl. Then drove it all the way to San Fran and averaged 22 on the trip not even trying to save gas.
In 1990 that seemed pretty good but double that and all the comforts of a modern Prius would be much better!
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