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Old 05-12-2012, 08:51 PM
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This is amazing that these motors that are made in the U.S. is kept from being sold to people in the United States and it is because congress passed a law specifically to keep from selling those engines in cars in the U.S.

Watch the video to see that taxes are more important than people.

And of course the politics of gas prices and foreign oil dependancy is just a bunch of political crap:



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On late April 16, 2012, a YouTube user named “fldallyb” published a video that talks about his frustration that BlueMotion TDI vehicles could not be purchased in the United States for a variety of reasons (watch the 5-minute video for details).
He linked to Vehix and our year-old story gained new life. His YouTube video has nearly 450,000 views and we’ve seen comments on our story (and the video) where people express anger with the policies of current or past administrations.

Remarkably, nearly one year to the day after we published our story about the record-breaking Passat TDI, Volkswagen announced that a stock 2012 Volkswagen Passat SE TDI Clean Diesel vehicle equipped with a six-speed manual transmission broke the world record by covering 1,626 miles on a single tank of gas.

That’s a 95-mile improvement–on a regular Passat TDI you can buy today at a local VW dealerships.

84 MPG in a Passat TDI
According to Volkswagen, over the course of three days and driving through nine states, John and Helen Taylor averaged 84.1 miles per gallon and spent only 4.65 cents per mile.

The two green-driving experts started their three-day drive on May 3, 2012 in Houston, Texas and ended the trip in Sterling, Virginia on May 5, 2012.

That’s 1,626 miles, folks. And that’s awfully efficient driving.

The Taylors drove during daylight hours to match normal traffic conditions. They also included 120 pounds of luggage—much more than you’re likely schlepping in your car today.

The couple took turns at the wheel and traveled no more than 14 hours each day.

Prior to the drive, the speedometer and odometer were calibrated by a state certified testing station in Houston, Texas. Law enforcement officers from the city of Houston, Texas oversaw validation of mileage, fuel fill-up, and gas tank sealing at the beginning of the drive. A Loudoun County, Virginia Sheriff’s Deputy verified completion of the drive and mileage prior to removing the fuel tank seal.

2012 Passat an Impressive Vehicle
The new Volkswagen Passat has gathered plenty of accolades and awards. Motor Trend Car of the Year is the most noteworthy. Cars.com weighed in by naming it their “Best of 2012.” And Vehix editors have been impressed by the roominess, quality and fuel-efficiency of the new Passat.
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European journalist Gavin Conway, a writer for the Sunday Times, set a new Guinness World Record for the greatest distance traveled by a production passenger car on a single tank of fuel. In this case, the fuel was clean diesel and the car was a European spec Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion TDI. According to Volkswagen, Conway was able to stretch the TDI’s fuel economy enough to travel 1,531 miles on a single tank of diesel. With that kind of range, the Passat could go from New York to Los Angeles with a single stop for fuel. Obviously, Conway is well versed in the art of driving for high fuel economy. The Passat burned 77.25 liters of diesel, which translates to 20.4 US gallons. Overall fuel economy calculates to about 75 US miles per gallon. Impressive for a car the size of the Passat.

The Europenan Passat BlueMotion is powered by a 1.6-liter common rail four cylinder TDI rather than the 2.0-liter TDI we see here in the States. Like the Polo and Golf BlueMotion models, the Passat BlueMotion offers improved aerodynamics thanks to a slightly lower ride height and aero body modifications. To enhance fuel economy it also has auto stop-start, low rolling resistance tires, and a programmed charging system so the alternator only runs when necessary.

We have our fingers crossed that more clean diesel models come to the North American market. VW and Audi sell a much higher percentage TDI product mix than they originally projected. With rising fuel prices, the demand will only grow.
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I saw this earlier today and it pissed me off a bit.
The American public is nothing but walking cash machines for the government and corporations.
I bet there is a cure for cancer out there but so much money is made from treating it they wont let it happen.
Let me put on my tinfoil hat and bring up the subject of free energy
If all energy was free the whole world would change pretty quick,most of the bums in office would leave because the money would dry up.
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I remember those they weren't that much fun to drive but they were cheap to keep.
I work for a Mazda dealer and this year we started selling SKYACTIVE in the Mazda three and the new CX-5, they are getting about 45 miles to gallon.
The CX-5 will have an optional twin turbo diesel SkyActive engine next year I think.
The diesel is supposed to get 60+ miles per gallon,should be interesting to see how this will play out.
Mazda could sell the diesel now but the hold up is the EPA,they are not satisfied just yet.They set the bar so high they didn't think anyone would meet the standards and now they are like oh shit what do we do now.
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OH MY FUCKING GAWD


CORPORATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OH MY FUCKING GAWD

GOVERNMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


OH MY FUCKING GAWD


There's no market for this shit because the little faggots can't look "TUFF" in a fag-mo-bile.

Oh....

Wait, what? That doesn't sound like something I can act like a little bitch over...


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OH MY FUCKING GAWD


CORPORATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OH MY FUCKING GAWD

GOVERNMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


OH MY FUCKING GAWD


There's no market for this shit because the little faggots can't look "TUFF" in a fag-mo-bile.

Oh....

Wait, what? That doesn't sound like something I can act like a little bitch over...

JIm go fuck yourself HARD!!
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Bunch of greedy robber-baron pieces of capitalist shit up in this thread... How much more money could you possibly need? Five bucks? Ten? When does the madness end? I wish they would bring those old clunkers from the 20s back. Like a LaSalle. Back when you could smell gasoline from inside the car. Those pieces of shit that would rumble when you turned them on. Rumble in the jungle! RUMBARUMBARUMBARUMBARUMBARUMBA SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEECCCH SHEEKA SHAW SHAW SHAW SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWW *BANG* pissshhhh.
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WTF? are you going on about?
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WTF? are you going on about?
WTF are you going on about? With your Dollar General economics?

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I saw this earlier today and it pissed me off a bit.
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word, theres a car made in south america that runs off compressed air, they cant import em into the us due to NHTSA crash standards.

Heres something for you angry onion,

Remember the honda CRX? fuckers got round 45MPG
How about the 3 cyl geo metro? I had one that i drove to college it got around 61MPG

^they dont make those fuckers anymore
I had the 4cyl LSi Metro, I couldn't find a manual in my price range, but those cars were some of the best made economical cars for sure. I paid $1,000 for a '97 Geo Metro LSi and it had only 100k miles on it, and I averaged about 43 MPG. Automatic, too. There are a few communities on the web that I have found that are focused on maximizing the fuel economy of cars like the Metro and sold mods that, in combination, would raise the economy to 100 MPG+.
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US fuel is lower octane than European fuel, I don't know if that makes any difference. Also to be complaining that it's an intentional thing to create more tax revenue from gasoline is kind of retarded. The duty on UK fuel is £2.19 per U.S. gallon, whereas the tax on fuel in the US is around 50 cents a gallon. You guys seriously don't know how easy you have it.

There's a few problems with US cars and car usage right? One of the biggest is that you seem to drive around in these enormous trucks and SUVs that are like the size of small houses. Maybe if your engine didn't have to lug around several tons of superfluous bodywork you would use less petrol. Car manufacturers there don't have much incentive to produce fuel efficient cars because the fuel is so cheap. And that's going back 50, 100 years; that's why all your population centres are so spread out, modern day America was designed with the automobile in mind. I guess you just thought oil was infinite and would be cheap forever.

I mean i'm not saying that we're any less dependent on oil, we drive everywhere too here in the UK. But at least in a medium sized city here you can walk to most places. You don't need a car to drive between different shops.

With the thing of car manufacturers holding back technology, I think there's something to that. I mean I do wonder about those conspiracy theories about how they've perfected the alternative to the combustion engine, whether it's the hydrogen fuel cell or whatever. But I think there's a ton more money to be made by them selling us oil. And honestly I think people don't really care that much. If people actually gave a shit about the amount of carbon we were pumping into our atmosphere they would demand alternatives. But no, we're probably going to continue driving our filthy smog machines around until all the oil is burned into the sky and the planet is a ruined husk. Because we're fucking lazy and it's easier.
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But no, we're probably going to continue driving our filthy smog machines around until all the oil is burned into the sky and the planet is a ruined husk.
The planet was in better condition before we started burning everything we could find, but in the end it will shake us off like fleas.

Planet don't give a fuck.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_energy_suppression

Its all about profits, the big oil companys run the world and have civilzation by the balls by forcing them to use 'fossil fuels'.
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Further evidence that American cars are shit.
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Yes it's a result of the oil conglomerates to get more money. However, there are people in congress who are fighting against such things. I personally don't want to get into that bloodbath of political rhetoric so I'll just manufacture things and reap the government subsidies.

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/...gy-provisions/
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^I think this pic reinforces the point you are making...



Also, population of uk=62 million. US population = 311 million.

311 million is basically equal to the entire of western europe (UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy)
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Not many people give a fuck about mpg anyway.

You can buy an old car and spend (a little) more on fuel, or buy a brand new "fuel efficient" car and spend (a little) less on fuel.

Example:

2012 Passat BM TDI £20,000, ~70mpg DIESEL
2002 Toyota Avensis £2,000, ~40mpg PETROL

How long would it take someone to make back £18,000 by spending less on fuel thanks to their efficient car?

Diesel: 140p/litre or 635.6/gallon
Petrol: 135p/litre or 612.9/gallon

Based on 1 imperial gallon = 4.54 litres

Passat BM TDI: 9.08pence/mile
10 year old Avensis: 15.3pence/mile

You save about 6.22p for every mile you drive, so to save £18,000, you'd have to drive:

£18,000/£0.0622 = 289,389 miles.

So don't worry about getting that new more "efficient" car, because you will undoubtedly save money by simply buying an older car which you can run off cheaper petrol.
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The EPA hates diesel engines.

Just do it like us Cummins, Duramax, and Powerstoke guys; give the EPA a big "fuck you" and install aftermarket mods. Injectors, turbo, air filter, EGR delete, programmer, straight pipe, ect.

Give it a ton of power then drive like granny.
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The EPA hates diesel engines.

Just do it like us Cummins, Duramax, and Powerstoke guys; give the EPA a big "fuck you" and install aftermarket mods. Injectors, turbo, air filter, EGR delete, programmer, straight pipe, ect.

Give it a ton of power then drive like granny.
You forgot smoke kits...

Do you smoke?

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Who forced you to spread out across the entire continent? No-one except your forebears and their retarded manifest destiny bullshit.
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The EPA hates diesel engines.

Just do it like us Cummins, Duramax, and Powerstoke guys; give the EPA a big "fuck you" and install aftermarket mods. Injectors, turbo, air filter, EGR delete, programmer, straight pipe, ect.

Give it a ton of power then drive like granny.
I'm going to go in to your house at night and slit your throat.
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I'm going to go in to your house at night and slit your throat.
Make sure you get there before 2359 local time else it'd be considered as very early in the morning.
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