80+ MPG

80+ MPG

PostBy: chubs On: Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:13 am

Will we see any of these new VW in this country?
http://www.volkspage.net/technik/ssp/ssp/SSP_218.pdf
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Re: 80+ MPG

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:12 am

Can't see how it would ever pass a crash test, there is a lot of promising design work the air intake is probably low to help keep the front end down. Never knew a heater could be so complicated & the a/c sounds more like the 4/40. Not enough comfort for the U.S. market & I wonder what the liquid calcium crap would do to all that aluminum, kinda leads one to believe it's a throw away vehicle once whatever it's intended lifespan is reached.
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Re: 80+ MPG

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:54 pm

One winter in Freetown. :cry2:
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Re: 80+ MPG

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:41 pm

It amazes me how the more we move foward the more we move backward.....the fuel pump(s) are in the injectors and cam driven just like on the first diesel engines.
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Re: 80+ MPG

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:38 pm

In Orange County the driver would last until he ran into a coked out soccer mom in an Excursion. When I travel into NJ I am thinking of buying a Hough 100 wheel loader and even then I would be nervous.
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Re: 80+ MPG

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:43 pm

For years now they have had diesels in Europe that get great mileage. But, they can't sell them in the USA. If they "Americanized" it it would get half the mileage.
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Re: 80+ MPG

PostBy: lsayre On: Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:49 pm

chubs wrote:Will we see any of these new VW in this country?


Not here, this is the land of the free! :?
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Re: 80+ MPG

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:45 pm

One thing for sure, you'd be the VERY FIRST person and the scene of the accident!!!!! OUCH!!! Today I saw 2 of those 'pretend cars'...'smart car's' I think you call them.....with catch this: A TRAILER HITCH AND A 2 WHEEL TRAILER!!! I couldn't see the petals going round and round, but I did hear what sounded like two completely pooped out Chipmunks in the engine compartment. I think if a young person drove into one with a Barbie Pink Pick-up, it would total it. Jaws of life? Hell no! Just a pair of needle nose pliers, and a utility knife.......ALL FOR 15k!!! WHAT A DEAL AMERICA!!!!!! Diesels in Europe are 60% of the production...and remember the old 240d's? 40 MPG in 1970....Want bigger? Still with 35 mpg in the 70's, 80's and 90.'
Great cold starting, smooth as silk, powerful....1/2 million miles to the first rebuild.......and by gawd, you could walk away from a wreck in one of them!! Might need back surgery, I found the ride pretty stiff....
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Re: 80+ MPG

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:17 am

Ha ha. Been driving one since 08. The first to come to this country in fact... Got 43k on it. Hit a deer om rt80 at 80 mph and put it back together with a deWalt cordless and sheet rock screws!!! Was a lucky hit.
Gotta say $15 bucks a week for gas is nice!! Fits 10 bags of coal.

Great in snow... If they let the diesel version here it gets 70 mpg. Was 14 k out the door. Great for buzzing around while the gas hog vans and "$&@ canoe's" sit and rust.....

They are great up to 86 mph, after that the aerodynamics get a wee bit squirrel ...
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Re: 80+ MPG

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:13 pm

Poconoeagle wrote: Hit a deer on rt80 at 80 mph and put it back together with a deWalt cordless and sheet rock screws!!!


I'd sure like to see that deer!

(sorry, I couldn't help myself) :out:
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Re: 80+ MPG

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:30 pm

hit it just off center toward left headlite. deer got it on left hind quater. it made it to median and then took off...

;)
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Re: 80+ MPG

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:41 am

850 KG!!!! Are you kidding!!!! it's like driving a motorcycle. You are fine as long as you don't get into an accident!!!! Then you are F***ed!!!! :out:
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Re: 80+ MPG

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:48 am

whistlenut wrote: I think if a young person drove into one with a Barbie Pink Pick-up, it would total it. Jaws of life? Hell no! Just a pair of needle nose pliers, and a utility knife.......ALL FOR 15k!!!.


Surprisingly the Smart car is very crash resistant at least compred to many of these compacts.



This one isn't as pretty but it's at 40MPH * 2 so like 80MPH

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Re: 80+ MPG

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:06 am

one eve 20 min before dusk, I was heading home on the 900lb CUSE2...screamin eagle ultra classic with all the lights on and music loud.....rt 507 outside of gouldsboro passing phillips garage when a dude on vacation from italy,with no license,turns left onto 507 into MY LANE....driving a white jeep cherrokee.. i hit the front of the jeep at 40mph head on.


the deer hit with the smart was a iece of cake. 8-)
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Re: 80+ MPG

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:08 am

I have seen that video....a guy at work has a smartcar...there are only a couple in our area, since there are no dealers within 75 miles....

Funny, many of the smaller cars, don't really get that good of mileage, the smart car only gets 30-40mpg, unless a hybrid.
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