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Old 09-08-2008, 02:44 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:48 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Everyone has GREAT responses.... As for transporting I'm with dcb. A car, I very happy with my Metro. Now as said earlier "with a few mil".....more R&D on EV's/ Battery's and I'm not going to say the "H" word
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:57 AM   #13 (permalink)
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it has to be a production car available now for under 1M$ something people can actually buy if their rich aunt dies and they inherit the familly mansion. pure EV's allowed but must have 150mile range at 55mph.

i saw Audi A2 tdi 1.2L mentioned in another thread and googled it. 77mpg (US) may be capable of doing 100mpg (imperial) if hipermiled.
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:24 AM   #14 (permalink)
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An electric Ariel Atom X1 for fun and an Aptera for everyday use.
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0-100 km/h: 3.07 sec in 35m
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:15 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I like the Loremo, if it ever turns out to be anything but vaporware. I'm not holding my breath, though.

A diesel or electric Ariel Atom or Caterham Se7en would be amazing as well. Both are more go-kart than car, and the torque potential from those power sources would turn them into tire-shredding, efficient fun.
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:51 AM   #16 (permalink)
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That solar powered car on the SCI-FI channel's "Eureka". The only problem is that it doesn't run at night (no batteries?).

I would love to put a 1.0L diesel into my Metro. Maybe a small diesel from the early 80's.
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For me it's the A2 3L hands down. Not only for the mileage figures, but it's a 4 doors and have quite a lot of interior space too and a lovely low Cd.

It is also all aluminum, which doesn't rust, and that's a huge advantage here in the great white north.

Things can change till then, but as soon as the 1999 model turns 15 years, I'm importing one to Canada. 3L models are very rare, but the 1.4 liters are pretty common and still get very decent mileage.

The car is rated a 78 MPG US with the small 1.2 and will make 100 MPG US for sure if hypermiled. I just pulled an 80 MPG out of my 1.9 TDI so 100 could be attainable easily with the A2.
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:29 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I think I'd go for VW's one liter car.

I would be happy with the following. VW's One Liter Car, The Aptera, A Pulse (there's something similar to this with retractable outrigger wheels, that's what I really want), or a Mazda Miata. No, the Miata isn't really an economy car, but I had one once and I just love the hell out of those little things.

I suppose I wouldn't mind a Smart either.

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