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Old 02-21-2018, 10:29 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
There are many factors leading to that, so it's quite pointless to expect a gutless 4-cyl to be more fuel-efficient in a landyacht only because it has fewer cylinders than a V6 or a V8 that would be more favored by the low-end torque and better gearing, for example. But anyway, I'd still rather get a 4-cyl instead of a V6 with the same (or just marginally higher) displacement.
The Camry isn't a land yacht, at least not in the USA. Back in 1999 it was still a midsized car. (The Camry is classified as a large car today)

THIS is a land yacht: Ford Crown Victoria. Huge outside but only slightly larger passenger compartment than a Camry

About 15 years ago my parents told me they were going to get a "fuel efficient car" to replace their full size conversion van. I was shocked when they called back a week later and said they bought a Crown Victoria. I guess they thought 18 mpg was fuel efficient compared to 13 mpg.
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