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« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2013, 09:58:15 AM »


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The charger was fast and all, but it was a pig.  At the rate gas is going. . .  .

That's why you should have her in a VW TDI diesel....Just sayin...

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« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2013, 11:27:16 AM »


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Quote from: POLARACO

The charger was fast and all, but it was a pig.  At the rate gas is going. . .  .

That's why you should have her in a VW TDI diesel....Just sayin...

*ahem* There's MORE to life than good fuel economy...but as Steve sez...

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« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2013, 01:09:18 PM »



Money for my honey is not a problem.  She gets what she wants.
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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2013, 07:31:09 PM »

I just turned 150,000 in the 2001 300M

I like the 253hp V6 and it gets around 21 combined with "spirited" driving

but gas prices lately......  sigh 



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« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2013, 07:35:56 PM »

Is it the same 3.5L V6 used in almost all mopars for the last 15+ years....just some newer refinement?  Damn good motors!  My wifes 02 Chrysler COncorde has over 270K Km's and is still running strong.  We've gotten screaming MPG out of it with almost all hwy driving...seen close to 35 MPG a few times.





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« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2013, 08:53:41 PM »



Elaine has been running around 22 average so far.  Less than 500 miles on the motor so far
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« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2013, 09:50:59 PM »

It should be the new 3.6, the 3.5 isn't being used any more. I like the 3.5, very few problems noted with it over the years, but the 3.8 is an even simpler engine overall. The 3.6 is supposed to be more efficient and is more powerful than both the 3.5 and 3.8, two completely different engines even though they are supposed to be from the same family, top ends from the heads, intake, and cams are different.
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« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2013, 08:23:55 AM »


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but gas prices lately......  sigh 


How are gas prices on your end nowadays?

Over here, about $9 a gallon since a few months, diesel about 7.8 and propane about 4



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« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2013, 08:55:48 AM »

Here in Socal it is in the $4.25 range, the jump was over the past month of about .75 cents a gallon, and hear it is the highest in the continental US.
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« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2013, 09:27:19 AM »

Real nice looking car Steve...I like those 200s.  Ya with gas the way it is we/ve been thinking better mileage would be a good thing,  the Xterra isn't bad, 4500 lbs and 4.0 V6 with V V T, but still 26-7 on the hwy isn't all that good either... and we put on a lot of miles going to VT and CO. I'm waitin' for a Mopar plug-in hybrid, or maybe the SAAB/NEVS Electric that's coming out in '14. That one may be a game changer from what I've heard.

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« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2013, 09:49:09 AM »

Yeah, but what is your electric bill going to increase to? That's the only bad thing about the hybrid/plug-ins. People say it is saving the environment, but all  it does is move the location to where the actual contaminants being spewed into the atmosphere, and instead of the fuel bill at a station and amount you can afford, it comes in the form of an electric bill at the end of the month. I want to know what a person's electric bill increases. You hear, yeah, I only spent $20 a month on gas instead of $120, but you never hear my electric bill went from $35 to $150!
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« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2013, 10:01:10 AM »



Taking bets on 75 MPG in a big car an no batteries
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« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2013, 10:02:41 AM »



A friend of mine and I have been looking for the parts to do a diesel electric Pick up
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« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2013, 10:40:46 AM »

And that is doable if you can charge the vehicle during the daytime, and then calculate how much of the solar panel cost offsets it as a reasonable payoff. That's additionally the trade-off for other alternative fuels, cost to make compared to the cost of fuel. At this point it becomes political and the conversation has to stop.
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« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2013, 10:46:35 AM »

Here is the best and most efficient idea in design. There are small diesels and even gas engines which can run an hour on a quart of fuel (gas or diesel), which then runs at a constant speed/rpm, and turns several small generators, which in turn charge a bank of batteries. The small engine runs when the vehicle is operated, makes a little operating noise so it isn't such a quiet hazard (there is talk of making electric running vehicles make noise of some sort for pedestrians!!!), and the engine simply charges an electric vehicle. Doing it this way allows a vehicle to run based on fuel per hour vice miles per gallon, and that could get into the quart per hour range, anything from 25 miles per quart to 75 miles per quart. I could live with electric that runs 100-300mpg in this fashion. At that point fuel prices would go up to $20 per gallon and all that work would be for nothing, right?
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