There's a big difference when you build something for a purpose vs. build for a buck.
Damn Straight! That's why after 50 years of technological "advancement" the cars we have now are shit compared to what was available in the late 60s and early 70s. Yeah they're all child safe and cuddly and "Eco Friendly" and squirt butterflies out the tailpipe ... but performance???
1968 Dodge Charger (Auto) 0-60 mph 4.7 Quarter mile 13.3
2013 Dodge Charger Police Car 0-60 mph 5.1 Quarter Mile 13.7
2013 Dodge Charger SXT 0-60 mph 6.5 Quarter Mile 14.9
...What's up with ^that^
They're not even eco-friendly.
1988 Chevy Nova. (1.6L 2bbl carb, ~70 horsepower curb rating)
I measured 38-40 MPG consistently with this as long as I stayed away from E10 gasoline, it absolutely hated that E10 crap.
The 2011 Ford Fiesta Hybrid- state of the art when I was driving that old Nova, was making a mere 35 MPG... on a HYBRID.
Where have we gone so wrong?
Oh and the E10 thing is a load of crap too. How exactly am I protecting the environment when I have to burn significantly more fuel to get from point A to point B when using E10 compared to straight gas.
That Nova I mentioned in my earlier example, the measured MPG dropped into the low 30s when using E10 instead of the straight gas it was designed for.