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?

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

1974 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
(Tugboat not included)

 

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