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Old 03-25-2011, 02:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by fidalgoman View Post
We have a 99XLE (to haul the whole family) and it gets similar mileage. It's a van and has the aerodynamics of a rounded off brick. I think you'd be better off with a different vehicle as a starting point if high MPG is your goal.
Fidalgoman,
Thanks for the reply! I would LOVE to have her drive my Passat TDI for the "Moms Taxi" but she has mobility issues from back surgery. The height of the van, automatic transmission, & 7 passenger size is all i have to work with at the moment. I am not aware of any other options to accomplish these needs. Anyone have any ideas? Maybe some sort of a diesel engine swap and run it on Veggie oil? Or buy a full size Econoline with a Diesel? NNNNaaaaahhhhhh she'd never go for that!!
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