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Old 02-15-2013, 09:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A NEW "LITTLE CAR"

This is not a joke and they do sell for $600.00.
They won’t be able to make them fast enough--good just to run around town.
Here's a car that will get you back and forth to work on the cheap...
$600 for the car. 258 miles per gallon...

Only a one seater however - Talk about cheap transportation....
Volkswagen's $600 car gets 258 mpg--


It looks like Ford, Chrysler and GM missed the boat again!




China launches $600 car that will get 258mpg

This $600 car is no toy and is ready to be released in China next year.

The single seater aero car totes VW (Volkswagen) branding.

Volkswagen did a lot of very highly protected testing of this car in Germany,
but it was not announced until now where the car would make its first appearance

The car was introduced at the VW stockholders meeting as the most economical car in the world is presented. The initial objective of the prototype was to prove that 1 liter of fuel could deliver 100 kilometers of travel.






Spartan interior doesn't sacrifice safety

The aero design proved essential to getting the desired result.
The body is 3.47 meters long and just 1.25 meters wide, and a little over a meter high.The prototype was made completely of carbon fiber and is not painted to save weight.

The power plant is a one cylinder diesel, positioned ahead of the rear axle and combined with an automatic shift controlled by a knob in the interior.

Safety was not compromised as the impact and roll-over protection is comparable to the GT racing cars.


The Most Economic Car in the World will be on sale next year:

Better than Electric Car – 258 miles/gallon: IPO 2010 in Shanghai
This is a single-seat car
From conception to production: 3 years and the company is headquartered in Hamburg , Germany . Will be selling for 4000 Yuan, equivalent to US $600..

Gas tank capacity = 1.7 gallons
Speed = 62 – 74.6 Miles/hour
Fuel efficiency = 258 miles/gallon
Travel distance with a full tank = 404 miles

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Old 02-15-2013, 09:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you missed a couple of digits on the price.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_1-litre_car

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The Volkswagen (VW) L1 is a real car, seats 2 and if released would have a price tag $25,900

Volkswagen has been working on a car that gets 258 miles to the gallon-Truth! & Fiction!
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Looks like a forward email from my grandmother... grossly incorrect information, ten year old photos...
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Let's say it did only cost $600 in china or whatever... What would it take to get it to the USA?

It would not meet emission requirements
It would not meet crash standards
It is effectively a 3 wheel motorcycle which means in most states you would need a motorcycle license.

If they were to import this and make it meet all of the USA standards you could add a one in front of the 6 and another zero at the end of that price tag. Then with all the weight you would have to add and the engine you replaced or converted your 258mpg FE gets cut to ribbons.
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Moved to the lounge, since it's off on so many counts.

(Also: please don't copy/paste entire articles from elsewhere on the web into the forum. It's OK to quote excerpts with a link back to the original, or write your own summary.)
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I've gotten that same Email forward with photos of a VW from 10+ years ago with the retiring chairman of VW driving it.
I have yet to see any mention of it being a real car that is being built in China nor any photos that were not taken as part of the VW press release.

https://www.volkswagen-media-service...tlichkeit.html

All of the VW versions have 4 wheels, the black version that is the oldest has the two rear wheels right next to each other, they also comply with all crash test standards that I've seen and the black 1 litter car wasn't built because in the USA market it would have to have been sold for $17,000 and they didn't feel like it would sell well.
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...like I've said about the new GM's (stupid) marketing: "...customers don't buy, what's not offered..."
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may be it's a UNICORN!!!!
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may be it's a UNICORN!!!!
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