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Which low mpg vehicle would you own?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (21447 points ) February 26th, 2012

If you were going to own a vehicle that only made 12 mpg city and 17 mpg freeway would you want it to be a Luxury coach, an exotic sports car, or a large pick up truck?

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ragingloli's avatar

Exotic Sports Car.
The other two are useless on a track.
Btw, I would rather have a Lamborghini Aventador over the McLaren MP4–12c

Blackberry's avatar

Any V-12 sports car, lol.

john65pennington's avatar

A large pickup truck.

Then, I could haul the other two and not worry about thier gas mileage.

tom_g's avatar

Whatever one I could total the quickest to get it off the road.

jerv's avatar

Tough one, since the Nissan GT-R manages 16/23 MPG and I am not into trucks, buses, or European cars.

@tom_g You will be happy to know that a pure-electric car can usually beat most sports cars at the drag strip. Sure, the $90k GT-R can do 0–60 in 2.9 seconds with a ¼-mile time of 11.2 seconds, but the far cheaper White Zombie can do 0–60 in ~1.8s and the ¼-mile in 10.2s. Needless to say, when someone in a Dodge Viper brags about having almost 600 ft-lbs of torque, I have to laugh because the White Zombie has >1250.

gondwanalon's avatar

I’ll take a U500 Mercedes-Benz Unimog
But gas mileage is likely measured in number of gallons per mile. HA!

Seaofclouds's avatar

Thinking of just myself, the sports car!

Thinking of my family, we’d go with the luxury coach and be able to take family trips in comfort.

whitenoise's avatar

We own a Mitsubishi Pajero that does around 5km per liter. We do that because we feel we need a big car in traffic where everybody drives big scary cars.

We also make frequent trips to hike in the desert, to places you need a vehicle like that. We might consider a Toyota Landcruiser as an alternative.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@jerv If they can make a White Zombie that looks like a F1 McLaren or a Lamborghini Diablo then I am in for it.

jerv's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central I know of people who have built one from the ground up; frame, body, and all. Done that way, you can make it look however you want. Wayland was a little lazy taking a ‘72 Datsun as a base car, but it did make it easier to register. See, scratch-built vehicles are hard to be certified as “street legal”, but the _White Zombie” is a daily driver… that just happens to be the world’s fastest/quickest vehicle in it’s drag racing class.

Kayak8's avatar

Some of us have to drive trucks to carry things for work. Wish the auto manufacturers would make more mileage efficient trucks . . . or that mileage efficient smaller vehicles had better ground clearance to drive off-road.

Bent's avatar

I’d rather have the sports car, with the proviso that there’s room in the back for my wheelchair.

jerv's avatar

@Kayak8 As a former resident of rural NH, let me just say that it is possible to go mud-bogging in an ‘87 Corolla, a ‘90 Civic, or an ‘89 Golf, but not an ‘02 Jetta.

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