Stuffage Deleted-Stoic Joker (August 04, 2013, 11:51 AM)
Sorry Stoic, but because of a focus problem with my browser, I can't keep all the quotes and edit.
I see where your coming from on the tech, but one big difference between Aussie cars or any other country for that matter, in the U.S. there's that dumbass Pollution Control laws that makes the manufacturers add on all kinds of crap to the engines that degrade horsepower and economy. California is even worse with their pollution control pumps that eat up more energy. What's sad is with these pollution control devices not only using more energy, but changing one type of poison to another plus adding a buttload of money onto the price of the car.
Take that nice n fast Mustang with it's 35 mpg, remove all the pollution control crap from it, and watch it gain anywhere from 20 to 40 horsepower.
Now for Caddies, I used to have a red 1962 Cadillac De Ville that had a 525 CI engine. It was basically an aircraft carrier that got like 12 miles to the gallon. Of course if it had the modern day pollution controls it wouldn't get but about 8 mpg.
I also had a 1967 Mustang GTA (Which means with an automatic tranny) with the 289 HiPo and factory Keystone Classics. My god that thing was beautiful, Midnight Blue, and very fast too. When I didn't have my foot in the carburetor I was getting around 22 mpg.