Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Gas prices got you down?

Well, maybe it's time to purchase a fuel-efficient subcompact. So, what should you buy: a Yaris, a Smart Car or a classic Saturn SL1? Efficient fuel misers each, but, they all lack the style of the BWM microcar known as the Isetta. Powered by a single-cylinder 300cc motorcycle engine, this post-war (which war? World War Two) Isetta makes a top speed of 53 mph and achieves 45 miles-per-gallon. Not sure I'd want to tackle the interstate in it. Merging with semis could be. . . well . . . taxing. The Germans called it the coffin car . . wonder why?

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