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Old 05-18-2009, 11:27 AM
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Cool 235 mpg VW - could be available in 2010

It's not very powerful, but it's very cool!

Volkswagen 1-Liter 235 MPG Extreme Fuel Efficiency Car
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:29 AM
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that thing looks scary. Maybe if EVERYBODY drove one the same size it'd be ok, but not with all the big trucks on our roads...
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:35 AM
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I bet using some of that same technology learned from this test bed they could make something bigger and safer that see 100mpg for the consumer.
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that thing looks scary. Maybe if EVERYBODY drove one the same size it'd be ok, but not with all the big trucks on our roads...
That is precisely why the 'true believers' want to get SUVs, etc. off the road by any means possible (shame, taxation, making them illegal...).
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Old 05-18-2009, 12:23 PM
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It's a nice thought but they will get SUV's and trucks out of Americal Garages right after they get guns from their hands.
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:16 PM
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No thanks. I'll continue to take my chances commuting on my bike, at least I can be relatively proactive and take a bike or dirt path or jump a sidewalk to avoid being squashed.
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It's a nice thought but they will get SUV's and trucks out of Americal Garages right after they get guns from their hands.
Well... I don't know of Constitutional Law's relationship to SUVs, but... I agree that we do need to downsize and simplify wherever possible, and we need to make cool efficiency safe too.

I'd be for it. As long as there's room for my AR-15.
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Something like this, Bill? Might only get 175 MPG because the MK-44 weighs as much as the car...
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Jeremy Clarkson wrote about the Honda Insight. This the Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear fame, funny dude.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/dri...ffset=0&page=1
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:31 AM
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awesome article.
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