Originally Posted by drees
Yep, all recent engine technology has gone into making engines more powerful instead of more fuel efficient. Look at how engine size steadily increases while fuel economy stagnates.
It isn't just about engine technology. Cars today are crammed full of new technology including new safety features. That Datsun didn't have airbags, anti lock breaks, up graded safety cage, etc. Not only that, those engines when combined with an air conditioner wouldn't accelerated faster than an 80 year old grandma using a walker. Yes, automanufactures need to produce better fuel economy technology, but comparing cars 20 years old to modern cars isn't a fair comparison.