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    Volkswagon intrduces a 240 mpg diesel prototype

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    Re: Volkswagon intrduces a 240 mph diesel prototype

    I think you mean mpg, and not mph. A 1 liter going that fast would be pretty insane.



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    Re: Volkswagon intrduces a 240 mph diesel prototype

    Gads, the passenger sits in a 'row' with the driver. That means my better half will ALWAYS be a backseat driver...

    (I have to admit I'm biased against cars that look like suppositories.)


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    Re: Volkswagon intrduces a 240 mpg diesel prototype

    No way this type of car makes an impact in the US. Too many families out there.



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    Re: Volkswagon intrduces a 240 mpg diesel prototype

    i want one. i just put down a deposit on a tesla model s. i might have to ask for a refund.



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    Re: Volkswagon intrduces a 240 mpg diesel prototype

    Quote Originally Posted by IceCyIce View Post
    No way this type of car makes an impact in the US. Too many families out there.
    99% of the cars on the interstate with me during morning rush hour have one passenger...


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    Re: Volkswagon intrduces a 240 mpg diesel prototype

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    99% of the cars on the interstate with me during morning rush hour have one passenger...
    yeah... but most people cant afford to have 3-4 cars to cover all situations.



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    Re: Volkswagon intrduces a 240 mpg diesel prototype

    Depends on the cost. Its kind of slim like a motorcycle. No one could get my on a motorcycle; I prefer something between my body and the road. I could drive this thing, though.



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    Re: Volkswagon intrduces a 240 mpg diesel prototype

    It really depends how much they cost.

    Let's say you drive 8,000 miles per year(15 miles each way) to work

    25mpg car
    320 gallons of fuel/year
    $3 gallon
    $960/year

    240mpg car
    33 Gallons per year
    $3 Gallon
    $99

    $861 savings/year


    One again, it really comes down to price. Will this car be cheaper than a standard car, will it hold it's value, etc.



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    Re: Volkswagon intrduces a 240 mpg diesel prototype

    they announced this last year, the VW president drove it across a couple countries in Europe to show it off. Seems great, nice if they could fit the 1 liter into their jetta and make it a car that gets 150 mpg, but yet the DOT will let it on the road.

    the big question is, how does the current model get around in the snow??



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    Re: Volkswagon intrduces a 240 mpg diesel prototype

    Well, that looks practical....I could go get groce......nevermind.


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    Re: Volkswagon intrduces a 240 mpg diesel prototype

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    they announced this last year, the VW president drove it across a couple countries in Europe to show it off. Seems great, nice if they could fit the 1 liter into their jetta and make it a car that gets 150 mpg, but yet the DOT will let it on the road.

    the big question is, how does the current model get around in the snow??
    That's my thought. Put that thing in a Jetta and now we're talking. I don't care if I go 0-60 in 20 seconds.




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    Re: Volkswagon intrduces a 240 mpg diesel prototype

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson83 View Post
    yeah... but most people cant afford to have 3-4 cars to cover all situations.
    Why would most people need 3-4 cars? I know my street pretty well, and there is quite a diversity of folks, from retirees to singles to empty nesters to young families. I would guess that 20 of 24, given what they drive now, could subsititue this vehicle for one of the vehicles that they currently drive without issue or inconvenience.


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    Re: Volkswagon intrduces a 240 mpg diesel prototype

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    Seems great, nice if they could fit the 1 liter into their jetta and make it a car that gets 150 mpg, but yet the DOT will let it on the road.
    I'm guessing that this engine doesn't have enough power to practically propel something the size and weight of a Jetta for typical traffic conditions.


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