Bernthal-The Way It Oughta Be: When Cars Were Made Of Steel

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(KPLR) – Should fuel efficiency matter? Here's JB with The Way It Oughta Be.

One of my first cars was a Ford LTD 2.  Even though it was a car, some of my friends called it a boat because it was big.

I think it got about 10 miles to the gallon.  Not just because it had a big engine but because it was made out of real steel.

I remember trying to take a wide turn by an ATM machine one day. I hit one of those metal poles designed to protect the machine.  My car bent that poll and there wasn't a scratch on my car.

Now car makers are dumping the steel.  It's so heavy it reduces fuel efficiency.  Every automaker wants to be able to say their car is the most fuel efficient.  I guess that's a good thing, but I still miss the steel.

I'd be willing to pay a few extra dollars in gas.

I'm JB and That's The Way It Oughta Be.