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Coming Soon To All 50 States: The 60 mpg VW Jetta Diesel

Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by weswelker#83, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. weswelker#83

    weswelker#83 Rookie

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    http://blog.wired.com/cars/2008/04/coming-soon-to.html





    Compared to $3.50 per gallon for regular gas? Do the math: 3.50 / 4.20 = x mpg / 55 mpg*, with x being the gas mileage you'd have to get for using gas to be as cheap as using diesel.

    /* a more realistic assessment of the new TDI's highway mileage.


    exemple:

    my car 3.50/21 mpg

    VW Tdi 4.20/55 mpg
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  2. Bigdogx

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    Just to bad vw's are about as reliable as a yugo.
  3. Wildo7

    Wildo7 Totally Full of It

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    wow, nice. Do you know how much it is?
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    Real World Moderator Staff Member

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    How about clicking the link, and reading the article.

    Diesels are everywhere in Italy. It's the engine of choice, due to it's higher fuel efficiency. I can't remember the last time I rented a car there and it was gas.
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    #15 Jersey

    Ah seriously? My opinion is that Germany makes the best vehicles and I haven't read anything on VW's being unreliable. I take it you got a lemon.
  6. patsfan13

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    CR doesn't like the reliability of the German cars, their electricl/electronic systems aren't too good, engines tranny's are good. Unfortunatly we don't have the refining capacityto expand our deisel production a lot. Too bad.
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    Wildo7 Totally Full of It

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    Even in Maine? Last I knew you couldn't buy a diesel car in Maine. Or something like that.
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    #15 Jersey

    My first thought when I read of someone coming out with a 50-60 mpg vehicle is, so what. I seem to remember back in the early 80's, getting a ride from a friend whose VW got 50 mpg. Twenty-six years, we've come along way baby. To make sure I wasn't hallucinating, I found a link with cars that had pretty good mpg during those long ago years.

    http://www.mpgomatic.com/2007/10/09/1982-a-banner-year-for-high-mpg-cars/
  10. PatsFanInEaglesLand

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    #37 Jersey

    My first car was a 1979 Plymouth Horizon, so far no other car I have owned has got as good of gas milage as that car did. I realize a kid on a tricycle could beat it off the line, but it cruised nicely at 55-60 mph.

    Did they lose the plans to this engine?



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