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Old 10-25-2008, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Top five fuel mizers

Saw this article from Popular Mechanics on Yahoo

Retro Fuel Efficient Cars - Classic Mega MPG Economical Car - Popular Mechanics

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Old 10-25-2008, 01:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Heh heh, not surprised by most of those picks. I didn't know Rabbit made trucks back in '78. Neat.
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Old 10-25-2008, 02:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My brother has a Rabbit pickup...they're funny to look at in person, because they're so small. There's hardly any room inside, but it does get good mileage. He doesn't drive it anymore because it's falling apart, but he did get good mileage with it commuting an hour to work everyday. He couldn't go very fast though, I think it topped out at around 75, downhill, with wind assistance
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Old 10-26-2008, 12:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hiya,

Quote from the Metro page:

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But since the car weighed just over 1600 pounds, it had descent zip.
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hmmm, maybe a touch of irony?
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Those Rabbit pickups are still sold in other parts of the world!

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