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Interesting Car Facts

  • Women buy more new cars than men.
  • Paved roads were originally meant for bicyclists and not cars.
  • 80% of millionaires’ drive used cars.
  • Holding a key fob up to your head when it’s failing will boost the signal because the skull helps to amplify it.
  • Whale oil was used in some car transmissions until 1973.
  • Instantly cool down the car that has been sitting under the sun by rolling down the window on one side and opening and closing the door on the other side for 5 to 6 times.
  • Ferrari produces a maximum of 14 cars per day.  Most manufacturers put out thousands of cars on a daily basis. As a case in point, Ford reaches an astronomical production rate of 8,000-10,000 each day.
  • An airbag takes only 40 milliseconds to deflate.
  • 1 out of every 4 cars produced in the world come from China.
  • 90% of drivers sing behind the wheel. (The others are too embarrassed to admit it!)
  • The automobile is the most recycled product in the world.
  • Drivers kill more deer than hunters.
  • 1 out of every 7 cars sold in the United States are sold in southern California.
  • In 1925, you could purchase a Ford automobile for less than $300 U.S. dollars. 55% of all cars driven at this time were a Ford.
  • A car was created that is fueled by cappuccino as an attempt at creating a renewable energy source.  The car system converts used coffee grounds to flammable gas. It takes 56 espressos to fuel one mile in the “car-puccino.”
  • In 2009, New York and New Jersey were surveyed as having the worst drivers in America.
  • It takes half an ounce of gas to start the average vehicle.
  • 16% of people never wash their car.
  • The world’s most profitable car manufacturer is Porsche.

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