Had a 74 Torino that got rear ended at stop light from someone doing about 20-30mph a couple years ago. It was a little honda or something that got entire totaled (everyone was ok), but my torino had absolutely 0 damage, practically had to drive off the smashed honda. Unfortunately someone t-boned it a year later at the rear axle and it was totaled but still held up like a tank, loved that thing.I took a 74 Chrysler Newport with a 400 on a road trip. With very strict discipline on acceleration and braking I coaxed a 20 mile per gallon. I had a good tune, kept my foot out of the carburetor, and limited my idling. It was miserable. What's the point of a big block car and the sounds of the duals and 4 barrels kicking in? The next tank I eased up, got off the freeway and had some fun. The mpg dropped to 10 to 12, not terrible, just more fun. The in town stop and go traffic put me down to 8 to 10 mpg. Love your car for what it is. You can get good mpg but it's more fun to drive doing a occasional limited burn out. I consider the little cars to be coffins on wheels. They may in fact be safer, but a bigger vehicle is going to absorb more damage.