Thread: New Ford Engine
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:51 AM
sketchman sketchman is offline
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Default Re: New Ford Engine

A lot of bull. I'm sorry, but my old Ford Festiva with a 1.3L 4 routinely did 42mpg with my teenage(not so conservative) driving in our hilly twisty WV roads. This garbage about 38mpg today when the Festiva dates back to 88 in the US is just plain stupid. It ticks me off to hear big car companies bragging/advertising about stuff like this like it's some achievement of modern technology. Oh, and my Festiva was N/A and carbed.

Oh, and I bet the "lookie lookie this engine can fit in a backpack" is said before the thing has even been developed at all and most likely one of the many "optimistic" design goals that won't happen.
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