I’m home sick with a wicked cold today so I might as well blog.
So on Friday Peters and I were discussing new cars, hybrids, MPG and the like. Then on Sunday I found this ad thumbing through some of Jackieâ€™s (my mother-in-law) old magazines.
According to this, the 1976 Datsun B-210 had an EPA estimate of 42 MPG highway. After doing a little research I couldnâ€™t find one gasoline burning, non-hybrid 2006 model that claimed to do 42 MPG or better.
Peters you blew it. You shouldâ€™ve kept the Datsun. Now you have to buy a hybrid to best the B-210â€™s efficiency.
Must have been the â€œspeed holes.â€
I can’t argue with that. Sounds about right. 42 miles of sheer driving fun, if you ask me. May have killed a few brain cells with the fumes, but only the weak ones.
I would like to state, officially, that I was wrong about Peters’ Datsun. I was wrong to call it a “cracker box.” J. E.’s posting only proves that Peters was, in fact, ahead of his time.
Many apologies, Peters. I guess we’re even now, after you drove us off into the ditch north of Lindsborg that snowy December night a few years ago…