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Vehicle construction is changing rapidly. To borrow from a Bob Dylan lyric, the times are “a-changin’.” These words, first sung some 45 years ago, still ring true today. Back then, your baby sat beside you while you were behind the wheel of your Ford F-100, which was made of conventional steel. Today, you may be humming a different tune. You may have no particular place to go in your 2009 F-150, but a lot more features from which to choose, including safety, comfort, and infotainment enhancements. While we can’t put a price on safety, and consumers certainly value the high-tech capabilities of today’s vehicles, they do add a significant amount of weight to a vehicle. This combination doesn’t mesh so well with today’s need to maximize fuel economy and reduce emissions. Can you imagine what one of those classics would weigh with all of today’s add-ons? My estimate is somewhere around 6,000 pounds.

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