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Old 07-07-2015, 06:03 AM   #9 (permalink)
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The Mistress - '88 Bmw 320i Touring SE
Team m8
Last 3: 27.17 mpg (US)

Germany Beadle - '91 Mercedes 300td (estate, N/A)
90 day: 24.63 mpg (US)

The Bloodylingo - '05 Citroen Berlingo Multispace Desire
90 day: 39.77 mpg (US)

Shanner Scaab - '03 Saab 9-5 estate Vector
90 day: 26.19 mpg (US)

Clio 182 - '05 Renault Clio RS 182 182
90 day: 31.73 mpg (US)
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I suppose it comes down to several key things:

1. Acceptability of "no frills" motoring in the target market. If there is not the appetite for the product why develop and sell it?

2. Purchasing ability of the manufacturer- can they buy sufficient quantities of materials or parts to get the volume discount that will allow them to sell low and still profit?

3. Safety/ Regulatory requirements in differing markets- Is it worth the hassle of trying to get models to fit many markets?VAG tdi are a case in point for tou chaps in America.
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US MPG for my Renault Clio 182

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