Re: Don't make 'em like this anymore

Posted by Rusty O\'Toole on 2014/6/13 23:25:22
I can't believe how heavy today's cars are in spite of their small size, cramped interiors, and lavish use of cheap plastic and light weight aluminum, not to mention all the advantages of computer controlled design and manufacture.

Would you believe a 1956 Packard Patrician weighs practically the same as a 2014 Ford Taurus? 4035 lbs for the Ford, 4025 - 4275 for the Patrician. A 56 Clipper is about 3700 - 3800 or 300 pounds lighter than a Taurus.

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