posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 01:52 PM
a reply to: douglas5
The Citroen AX was a great car, with great economy with a terrible safety record.
Back in the 90's some car manufacturers were trying to make the most economical cars, which some did.
These days safety seems to be the overriding factor and as a result cars are getting heavier thus economy drops.
I did read a study on the web that a university hand built a CKD (parts supplied) Suzuki Swift that was built using carbon composite saving weight and
The car lost 400 kgs of weight and fuel economy shot up to mid 70mpg
shame the cost of doing this wouldn't be worthwhile though