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Old 07-15-2017, 09:41 PM   #31 (permalink)
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The problem is far beyond emissions compliance, since some countries still have displacement-based taxation schemes. I'm not sure how it works in Australia, but it doesn't seem to happen there.

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Old 07-16-2017, 05:35 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Forgive me if I talk as a repeat tourist of Turkey, but they are known to have the worlds most expensive fuel.

To offset this, they have a Renault factory or too, and zoom around having fun. in usually 1.2L cars. If you don't really drive too far, an ML350 is ok.

VW tdi's are very common there as are the Renaults. :-)
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:43 AM   #33 (permalink)
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1 gallon of gasoline is about 5.35 usd.
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I just researched it and it seems quite a pita.

And a new engine would cost about 7k euros, considering the price of lpg, it will probably never pay for itself.

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Old 07-17-2017, 01:44 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Forgive me if I talk as a repeat tourist of Turkey, but they are known to have the worlds most expensive fuel.

To offset this, they have a Renault factory or too, and zoom around having fun. in usually 1.2L cars. If you don't really drive too far, an ML350 is ok.

VW tdi's are very common there as are the Renaults. :-)
Turkey became a hub for many automakers, not just Renault. Fiat is also quite popular there. But anyway, their 1.2L cars might still fare better efficiency-wise than the 1.0L penalty boxes from Brazil
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:10 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Well, i just sold the car
I was sad to see it go, but the annual tax was close to 1000 usd, which would make any economod or hyper miling gains insignificant.

I believe i hyper miled it to the beso fo my abilities.


Now to find a suitable car and add a hitch to it.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:55 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Now to find a suitable car and add a hitch to it.
Define "suitable" and which features from the ML350 you wouldn't be willing to just let go.
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Right now i am in between a passat 1.6 tdi or a polo.

Polo has a 1.2 tdi and a 1.6 tdi. Also not quite decided about the dsg transmission in them either.
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:46 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Those dual-clutch transmissions are not my cup of tea at all, but anyway, would you rather get a sedan or a wagon?

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