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L - Leggy

05 June 2006

Leggy (i) - Also known as long-legged, a leggy car is one which, during normal motoring, needs frequent gear changes to keep its revs up. On the motorway, a leggy car's low engine revs should benefit fuel consumption and mechanical noise, but it may respond sluggishly when you press the accelerator to change lanes.

Leggy (ii) - Can also refer to a car with high mileage.

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