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Old 02-21-2018, 10:43 AM   #9 (permalink)
JSH
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Originally Posted by Stubby79 View Post
Your Camry comes from the era of cars when they got overweight(for safety, size and features), but before they started making cars/transmissions/engines any more efficient. It's probably because they got so big and heavy that, after a while, forced the auto makers to start making them more efficient, because modern cars are both heavy and fuel efficient.
CAFE standards forced automakers to make cars more fuel efficient. Congress passed new standards back in 2007 and suddenly automakers "found" the technology to make cars 25% more fuel efficient over 5 years after 20 years of stagnation.

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