Originally Posted by S10xGN
The weight is there because of all kinds of Gov't mandated requirements like structural crash protection, air bags, electronics up the wazoo for fuel mileage, and comfort stuff like A/C and plush interiors. Don't think most of us would be digging a stripped out $40k car, I know I wouldn't...
The Challenger has a lower safety record than the Mustang, but it weighs (on average) about 500 lbs more.
Sometimes I think American muscle cars should be outsourced to Volvo, and have Volvo build the structure, then just put in the American power.