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View Poll Results: What 0-60 mph acceleration time is acceptable to you?
0-60 in under 10 seconds 5 8.06%
0-60 in 10-15 seconds 26 41.94%
0-60 in 15-20 seconds 16 25.81%
0-60 in 20 seconds or more 15 24.19%
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:56 AM   #61 (permalink)
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I'm not so much worried about 0-60. It's 0-40 that I need and only to get out into moving traffic. Granted, I don't live in a city, so there are no expressways or interstates I need to get out into.

I would gladly sacrifice weight, horsepower and gearing for a more efficient vehicle... which seems to be the things these people are claiming I'm not willing to sacrifice. Do these people actually ask anyone about these things before they make these statements?

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Old 10-06-2008, 02:13 PM   #62 (permalink)
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I would gladly sacrifice weight, horsepower and gearing for a more efficient vehicle...
But suppose you don't NEED to sacrifice; that you have the option of a technology that gives you high efficiency with no penalty for quick acceleration? Consider the Tesla, for instance, as an alternative to a conventional ICE-powered car.
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:49 PM   #63 (permalink)
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But suppose you don't NEED to sacrifice; that you have the option of a technology that gives you high efficiency with no penalty for quick acceleration? Consider the Tesla, for instance, as an alternative to a conventional ICE-powered car.
Sorry, forgot to mention I'm dirt poor. lol.

Actually, I believe the technology exists but just isn't available to me. I do see the option of the xr3 hybrid with some help from my family. I tried to revive that thread and I want to see if anyone responds with some useful info. I have seen pics of the tesla but if something were to fail on it, I don't have the ability to fix it or purchase new parts. The simple, 3 cylinder diesel in the xr3 would probably be more suited to my wrench.

In all honesty though, I have not even looked anything up on the tesla, only saw the pics. I could be wrong about my ability and the parts as well. Certainly wouldn't be the first time.
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:16 PM   #64 (permalink)
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Well, sure, the Tesla now is expensive. The first of anything is expensive: remember when the first PCs came out, and cost several thousand in 1980-whatever dollars? But assume the technology works its way down the food chain, and you can buy a used car with it, at a price you can afford.

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