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Old 05-03-2012, 04:42 PM
MarcusF MarcusF is offline
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Originally Posted by md2000 View Post
Isn't there a requirement for performance in the US as well? There are clown cars available in europe that simply cannot hit freeway speeds; I would assume any vehicle sold in the USA should be capable of 60mph so as not to slow traffic on freeways.

Plus, part of the weight savings on some clown cars would be lack of high-speed crashworthiness. I don't think they compromise i just because the vehicle does not reach those speeds.
"Clown cars"? Curious to know which main stream cars sold in Europe can't make 60mph?