Source: Detroit News
quote: I just love the Fiskar Karma... you'd think a sports car would be lightweight?
quote: Bicycles are substantially more profitable that cars
quote: Who says poor people have the inherent god-given right to own a car?
quote: Lets hold off progress because its not fair to the poor people
quote: Keep it going, there are so many improvements that can be made in cars that haven't been explored yet.
quote: Where on earth do you people get your information from? Aluminium and Magnesium have a massive Strength / Weight ratio advantage over steel for most applications.
quote: Cummins diesel engines in light duty truck
quote: I am just not sure the US is ever going to get as into diesel as Europe has.
quote: Better gas mileage translates into less pollutants, which benefits all of us
quote: They should bring back 'selective' options. Can't stand all the useless geewhiz technocrap features that are standard and forced on the consumer.
quote: the U.S. may have to resort to driver training
quote: A bigger heavier vehicle will always preform better in a real-world crash than a smaller, lighter vehicle.
quote: That's BS. A bigger, heavier vehicle has higher inertia,
quote: which translates to longer stopping distance
quote: higher risk of rollover (SUV's and pickup trucks lead the statistics of rollover deaths in America), slower response overall.
quote: But with a larger vehicle you simply install larger brakes.
quote: Ever heard of a thing called brake fade? Sit there and tell me that you can consistently stop an SUV fitted with Brembos in less distance than a Porsche or a Lambo
quote: Have you guys ever seen a train wreck? Based on the bigger/heavier argument, you would think nobody should ever get hurt or die in a train wreck...
quote: I will never understand why Americans think heavier means safer. Probably because they didn't like physics in school.