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    My slowest car was a FIAT 500, built maybe 1968 with 14(?) hp. I bought the old thing for a few hundred bucks. It had an air-cooled 2cyl engine that vibrated about 10cm (4 ins) up and down in idle. With strong wind from behind it reached about 105km/h on a flat road. It was very reliable, although it had starting problems in winter due to the heavily worn engine with its poor compression.
    Without that car, I could not have been able to travel to work, although I could barely afford it. It consumed about 5 1/2 liters per 100km.


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    vibrated about 10cm (4 ins) up and down in idle
    That must have been something to see!

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    A 1992 Hyundai Excel. Owned while living in florida. And it was a great debate...use the AC or get rear-endend for going dangerously slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Samurai? Those things are collectibles now.

    I didn't realize the engine was so small.
    In 83' they were small and gutless, and even smaller in the older one. I bought it as an 87, didn't do a lot of research on that deal. I wanted a samurai not an sj cause you can easily put a 16v sidekick or even a turbo firefly engine in if you can find one.

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    1982 VW Vanagon Diesel Westfalia.
    I sincerely doubt there was ever a slower vehicle sold at anytime in the USA.
    I test drove one with a fresh rebuilt motor.
    WOW.

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    a gutless old 67 Bronco. cool looking beast, but so tired (it was in the mid-90s that I owned it). it almost got me into a couple accidents by not being able to accelerate properly, and once , on the highway, the brakes completely failed. Luckily I was able to coast down.
    2014 White SE with CVT

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    The slowest car I've ever owned was my first... a 1977 Plymouth Volare. The best I can tell, it was rated at 90 hp from the factory. By the time I purchased mine (1984), 90 was a pipe dream. You had to plan ahead for any incline, including speed bumps. (picture is stock photo... no known photos exist of the "Red Baron")

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    I owned not one but 2 VW Rabbit diesels. 42 horsepower. VERY Slow but fun car when they ran. Glow plugs didnt always work in the colder months.



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