14 Interesting Facts about “Cars”


  1. The automobile is the most recycled consumer product in the world.
  1. The best selling car of all-time is the Toyota Corolla.

  1. The average consumer spends $400 a year on diagnostics, scheduled maintenance, and tune-ups.
  1. Traffic congestion wastes three billion gallons of gas each year.

  1. White is the most popular car color.
  1. The invention of the first vehicle was by Ferdinand Verbiest in 1672.

  1. The first cars did not have steering wheels. They were operated by a lever.

  1. It takes half an ounce of gas to start a car.
  1. 60 million cars are produced every year
  1. 1 billion cars are currently in use around the world
  1. The average car contains over 30,000 unique parts
  1. The largest speeding fine ever produced was €1,000,000(This was levelled at a man in Sweden, who was clocked doing 180mph.)

  1. The world record for removing and replacing a car engine is 42 seconds(This record was set by mechanics working on a Ford Escort on 21 November, 1985.)
  1. Boston University Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts.(This is one place in the world where a boat can sail underneath a train, while the train is driving underneath a car that is driving underneath an airplane.)

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