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Old 06-28-2010, 04:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Hoax Car Thread

I thought it might be fun and edjikashunnal to get all the purported high fuel economy hoax cars in one spot... and if a car so designated is proven to be real, so much the better!

To start the list (in no particular order) (pics to follow...):

1. Neil Young's LincVolt

2. Doug Palmear's HP2e

3. The Shell Economy Ralley Opel

4. Those turbine Hummers

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Old 06-28-2010, 06:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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'Sayin this was a hoax Frank?



Big Oil conspiracy! 376 mpg Opel uncovered! at Hemmings Blog – Classic and collectible cars and parts

How about a 244mpg Fiat?

http://59fiattestcar.webs.com/

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Old 06-28-2010, 08:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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'Sayin this was a hoax Frank?
He was the first one to suggest a reasonable explanation that I know of:
376 MPG Blast From the Past
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If you ask the guys at my local Peugeot forum, a 307sw that claims to do 1660km on one tank is a hoax.
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Old 06-29-2010, 10:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 06-29-2010, 01:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 08-02-2010, 07:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Ha ha, "Pure Energy Systems"... should be "Pure B.S. Systems". I've seen them before... that's where "out of the box" hails from, and some other doof... it'll come to me eventually...
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This one is fast becoming a hoax - despite the running prototype hardware.
Excellent idea when launched, then managed into oblivion.

They would have sold like hot cakes in 2008-2009 !


Free business advice :

Launch the idea and build it, sell it.
Start working on different spin-offs when money starts flowing in.

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