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Old 10-06-2023, 11:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
redpoint5
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Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 24.19 mpg (US)

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90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

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90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

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90 day: 26.68 mpg (US)

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90 day: 17.14 mpg (US)

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Why aren't trucks wide enough? Jason question.

Just noticed that every truck recently made has wheels that extend out wider than the body, which is why the fender flares have to be added to enclose them. Why not make the body wider and thereby increase interior volume instead? Can't afford the extra frontal area?

Had that thought while looking at the Cybertruck and noticing the plastic fender flares that look out of place.


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