The Best Car In The World For Under $3,500

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Are you the kind of guy who would buy a car based on what Road&Track says in a two-page ad in a Road&Track? And who are we to argue with Road&Track? For under $3,500, our car will get to 50mph (just 10 short of 60!) in the same time a $21,000 Maserati would. We also offer you more cargo space than a Cadillac Fleetwood, and more glass area than a Lincoln Continental Mark IV. That, plus 39 mpg on the highway, or less, depending on many, many things. But at least you’ll always go straight as an arrow, even in the corners.

If you would like to throw out everything from your car to get a whopping 87% sheer space, call VW at 1-0F-TH310B35T-43500.

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Ratchet when he's all hopped up on synthetic energon

I can’t believe this was put into ad copy with a straight face. I’m trying to imagine the person who would’ve been swayed from a big-block V8-powered land yacht to an imported hatchback by the surface area of the windows.