Why we “deserve” $3.00 gas

Besides the obvious (war for oil, Dick Cheney secret energy policy, Bush), could it be because we wasted all the cheap gas on giant shitboxes?

1974 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
(Tugboat not included)

Exhibit A:  1974 Cadillac Coupe DeVille (no, not THAT one).

Caddy vs. my mustang My advantage
Usual # of passengers 1-2 1-4 0-100%
Wheelbase: 130.00 in 107.1 -22.9
Length: 230.70 in 187.6 in -43.1
Width: 79.80 in 73.9 -5.9
Curb weight: 4949 lbs. 3439 lbs. -1510 lbs
Fuel capacity: 27.02 16 $33 less to fill up @$3.00 gal.
Engine: 500 ci V-8 (8.1L) 245 ci V-6 (4.0L) 50% smaller engine
Horsepower 190 210 +20
MPG ~10 (SWAG) 23 +130%
0-60 12  (SWAG) 6.5 -46%
1/4 mile 21 (SWAG) 15.3 -28%
70-0 braking 312 (SWAG) 183 -42%

1974 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

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