|Quoting Simps747 (Reply 43):|
Grantcv, pull your head out of your a$$. Think about it, Yes, we do drive vehicles today that are overly large and thirsty, but compared to what was overly large and thirsty 30 or 40 years ago, they merely sip fuel. Even the largest passenger vehicles today are designed and built with fuel economy in mind. That wasn't so 30, 40 years ago. This is where the technological advances come into play. Fuel injection over carburation for example. Cruisng on half the cylinders and accelerating on all 8. I can't tell you how many vehicles produced back then would make a big nasty Toyota Sequoia or a deplorable Ford F#%) with a V10 triton look like a yaris or a civic.
First of all, I take exception to the general rudeness of your opening remark. That was uncalled for and rude.
Secondly, the fuel economy of the giant size SUVs that are all over the road is little better than the station wagons everyone drove in the 60's and 70's. The big strides in efficiency we saw in the late seventies, eighties, and early nineties were lost when we forgot about efficiency and began focusing on horsepower and size again. Driving overly large SUVs that produce gas mileage in the low to mid teens is not a big improvement over the station wagons back then that produced gas mileage in the low teens. I cannot understand your comment how yesteryear's cars make a V10 triton powered truck look like a civic or yaris. By absolutely no stretch of the imagination can one make that parallel.