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Old 05-04-2012, 09:25 AM
md2000 md2000 is offline
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Originally Posted by MarcusF View Post
"Clown cars"? Curious to know which main stream cars sold in Europe can't make 60mph?
I'm sure a Ford Ka or mercedes A can keep up with normal highway speeds, but I saw some incredibly small putt-putts in some parts of Italy and Paris and especially in Amsterdam that I swear were simply golf cars with a roof and doors.

I guess the question is, are there performance reqirements before a car can be licensed for raod use in North America?

There was the same issue with mopeds in Canada - some provinces say since they are limited to 30mph, they cannot go on major roads where the speed limit exceeds 80km/h (50mph). I suspect you might want that sort of restriction on enclosed autos too.