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posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 03:37 PM
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I know it kind of seems a bit far off, but when do you think gas will reach an average of $6.00 a gallon in the States? My guess is probably within the next 5 years. At the rate we are consuming gas, it might even be sooner.

5aret




posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 04:04 PM
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In my country the price is 1.7 dollar, but thats for 1 litre.

The price in the USA is not near the price in europe



posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 04:12 PM
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thats a great price. maybe then we will boot california's ideals and start allowing the advanced diesel cars that get 60 mpg to be sold in this country.

if you go to here
Volkswagen UK

and select the engine
s 1.9 TDI 105ps 5dr and you will find


Pferdestärken* ----------------------------------------105
Engine cubic capacity ---------------------------------1896
Fuel Consumption
Urban---------------------------------------------------- 42.2mpg - 6.7l/100km
Extra-urban -------------------------------------------- 61.4mpg - 4.6l/100km
Combined------------------------------------------------53.3mpg - 5.3l/100km
Engine emissions---------------------------------------143g/km
Engine noise levels-------------------------------------73.0dB
Engine maximum Speed**----------------------------116mph - 187km/h
Engine acceleration 0-62mph-------------------------11.3secs
Maximum output PS-------------------------------------105
at RPM 4000
Maximum torque ----------------------------------------184 lbs.ft / 250 Nm
at RPM 1900
Insurance group rating---------------------------------6

up to 61mpg wholly cow thats huge. better than most hybrids

now the usa web site

Volkswagen USA

you will find that the golf with the tdi diesel engine has been derated down to only 44mpg. that's 100 percent bullsh*t

now which would you want sold here in the us.

a car that gets 61 mpg or 44mpg

i know what my choice is. i just want to know if i can get one from europe with a left hand drive. i can't read the german site of vw but if i recall correctly germany is a left hand drive cars. I want one and i'll pay to have it shipped over here. even if i can't resell it here. bite me california and the epa

my current commute to and from work would barely use a gallon of diesel. lots of people would barely use half a gallon a day or less.

swap out the gas engines in your current hybrids for the same diesel engine and then you have some serious mpg. maybe on the order of 100+mpg



posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 04:14 PM
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Yes, but when do you think gas in the USA will hit $6.00??



posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 04:17 PM
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Thats the price today in america?



posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 04:18 PM
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Originally posted by Jensen
Thats the price today in america?


depends on where you live. reg gas is 2.65 in the northwest

[edit on 16-4-2006 by bigx01]



posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 04:22 PM
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Originally posted by Jensen
In my country the price is 1.7 dollar, but thats for 1 litre.

The price in the USA is not near the price in europe


which country do you live in. and do you drive on the left or right side of the road?



posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 04:23 PM
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Its $2.82 here cause we're special. This tourist trap will draw blood out of you every chance they get.



posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 04:34 PM
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Here where I live the gas price is about $2.95 nearing $3.00 a gallon.



posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 04:35 PM
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Originally posted by bigx01

Originally posted by Jensen
In my country the price is 1.7 dollar, but thats for 1 litre.

The price in the USA is not near the price in europe


which country do you live in. and do you drive on the left or right side of the road?



Denmark and thats on the right side

As I can see 2. something a gallon is that right?

If thats right your prices are WAY cheaper then over here.

Injoy it as long as it lasts!



posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 04:40 PM
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Does anyone know why gas prices are so expensive in Europe and not in the USA?

5aret



posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 04:43 PM
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Originally posted by 5aret
Does anyone know why gas prices are so expensive in Europe and not in the USA?

5aret


Here (Denmark) the government gets some % pr sold litre

I cant remember exactly how much



posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 04:45 PM
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I'm no expert on the matter, hell, I don't even drive. However, according to oiltruth.com... I would have to say soon.... very soon.



posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 04:47 PM
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Originally posted by Jensen



Denmark and thats on the right side



since you can probably read the language more than i what does vw rate their diesel jetta's at in mpg or liter's/100k

here's the technical data from the vw denmark site



www.volkswagen.dk...



posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 05:35 PM
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Originally posted by bigx01

Originally posted by Jensen



Denmark and thats on the right side



since you can probably read the language more than i what does vw rate their diesel jetta's at in mpg or liter's/100k

here's the technical data from the vw denmark site



www.volkswagen.dk...



Here it goes if I understand you correct.

It comes with 2 different engines:

4 cyl-engine 1.9 stroke volume 105 hp goes 17,5 on a litre

1 gallon = 3,8 liters

that means 3.8 * 17,5 = 66,5 kilometre on a gallon

66,5 / 1,6 mile = 41,5 miles on a gallon

4 cyl-engine 2.0 stroke volume 140 hp goes 16,5 on a litre

3.8 * 16,5 = 62,7 kilometre on a gallon

62,7 / 1,6 mile = 39,2 miles on a gallon

I hope this could help



posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 05:56 PM
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So the question is why does Europe have cars that save gas but the USA has the same cars that save less gas. So why?


5aret



posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 05:58 PM
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Originally posted by 5aret
So the question is why does Europe have cars that save gas but the USA has the same cars that save less gas. So why?


5aret


epa and california. if a car can't be sold in california they won't bring it into the usa



posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 06:01 PM
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And why do the cars have to go in California? Why not New York or any other major city on the east coast?



posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 06:21 PM
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they don't but why shut out the 7th largest economy in the world. but if it would be banned from sale there then they wont bring it in or they will derate it till it meets the standard there.

doesn't stop you from buying over seas and having it shipped here



posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 06:30 PM
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Here we pay 5.95 U.S. dollars per US gallon and we have research in biogas, wood gas and this car I would buy any day: car going by air

Use babelfish.altavista.com if your french is outdated





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