I can design an engine 64 miles to a gallon...


Posted on : 4:10 PM | By : Anonymous | In : ,

We had a bit of a debate yesterday about MPG and this little video above resolved it.  The question was, would we save more on gas getting two VW bugs and driving around as a family caravan (since we need to fit three carseats), or in a 2000's Chevy Suburban?  I thought for sure two VW's would be more fuel efficient than one massive suburban.

The reason I thought this is because we currently drive the most wonderful little car on the planet, a 1996 two-door Geo Metro named Marshmallow.  We have now replaced the back brake shoes, and the muffler and we'll soon be doing the front brakes and the catalytic converter.  Once we do those it should purr like a kitten.  The most wonderful thing of all is that we are getting about 50 MPG.  We assumed that the VW would be comparable, and how much more cool it would be to have two matching beetles following each other around, lol.

Unfortunately, a VW only gets about 21-25 MPG.  A Chevy Suburban for the 200's gets about 18-20.  So technically, they are about the same.  Driving two Bugs is like driving a Suburban.  

Which brings me to the quote of the day...

Look at me
Look at me
Just called to say that it's good to be
In such a small world
All curled up with a book to read
I can make money open up a thrift store
I can make a living off a magazine
I can design an engine sixty four
Miles to a gallon of gasoline
I can make new antibiotics
I can make computers survive aquatic conditions
I know how to run a business
And I can make you wanna buy a product
Movers shakers and producers
Me and my friends understand the future
I see the strings that control the systems
I can do anything with no assistance
I can lead a nation with a microphone
With a microphone
With a microphone
I can split the atoms of a molecule
Of a molecule
Of a molecule
- The Flowbots (Handlebars)

Comments (1)

LOL I love that song.The FloBots are great.