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Old 03-14-2008, 06:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The Sprinter has been a great alternative to the Econoline and Full-Sized GM Vans (Express). I'm hoping the new (to the U.S., in 2010) Ford Transit Connect will be a hit too...

Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
Wonder what their cents/mile is, what with natural gas at record high prices too.
Good question. Since it involves considerably less refining, it should be cheaper. The savings really comes from the long-life and durability of the high-compression engines. This is an old study from 1999, but it shows NGVs to be ~25% more efficient. If you take the price of gasoline and Natural Gas from this examination, and extrapolate it to today's figures, it should remain constant.

Originally Posted by H4MM3R View Post
I do hope so. There is a good market for them. Even with limited refueling stations. The Honda Civic GX has a home refueling station which helps.
I've wanted a Phill System and a GX for a while now. It would need to be an early 1.6L with a swapped manual gearbox But the only one's I can find are beat-up city or Airport fleet vehicles. Might be worth a shot -- but the Phill isn't approved in my State (yet )

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