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Old 04-11-2011, 07:16 PM
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How the eff?

How in the world can Europe have diesel cars that get 74mpg, and were struggling with diesel cars that barely get 40?
Sorry, just watching Top Gear and had to vent.
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:18 PM
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I don't get it either. That show is awesome though.
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:20 PM
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74 mpg!! i would love to have a mini powerstroke in like a ranger or heck even a fusion i like them cars for some reason cant put my finger on it though =]
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:21 PM
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Simple, partner, they don't have the EPA putting a bunch of emissions crap on their cars.
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:24 PM
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Yeah, it's the VW Polo with a 3 cylinder diesel. Not the best looking car ever, but 74mpg!! I wouldn't care what it looked like it could be painted pink for all I care... But I do draw the line at hello kitty stickers on it..

You could put a 4bt in a ranger.. I've thought about doing that actually. It's just a lack of $$$ that stops me..
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:25 PM
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Simple, partner, they don't have the EPA putting a bunch of emissions crap on their cars.
Actually, they have stricter emission standards than we do.
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:35 PM
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The standards, yes that may be true, but the companies in Europe aren't told how.

The EPA tells our manufacturers which technology (DPF/DEF) to use, thats what is robbing us for the fuel economy.
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They use DPF/DEF over there as well. They've had more time to refine the process of clean emissions with MPG value as well. But, with their fuel prices they have more of a reason to be much more concerned with MPG's.
I can't speak to the fact if a regulating agency tells manufacturers what emissions gear must use as I don't know enough about that. But, 74MPG is universal in my mind. Who cares, what they are ordered... It's the fact that they've met stricter standards then we have, and are getting much better milage.
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It's because the BIG 3 don't believe they can sell diesel cars to the american public.
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:13 AM
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I'd buy one for sure.
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