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Old 05-25-08, 07:06 PM   #1
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Fuel Inefficicent Cars

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Old 05-25-08, 07:07 PM   #2
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I'm thinking of buying a 4x4 Toyota Tacoma.
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I was wondering how long it'd take for this thread to show up.
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pontiac g6 coupe gt. terrible gas mileage for such a small car. guh.
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Old 05-25-08, 07:29 PM   #5
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It makes me sad people can't enjoy four-wheeling anymore without burning up an entire day's pay in the gastank. I grew up with big four wheel drives, my first car was a Bronco and my second was a F-250, and I thought it was expensive back then, (early Nineties.) I learned the mystic arts of frugality a little later on in my twenties. I went car-free in 2000, then a year ago I needed motorized transport for school, so I bought a scooter that gets 100 mpg, I just couldn't have afforded a car on my student's budget without going into an inordinate amount of student loan debt.
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Old 05-25-08, 07:30 PM   #6
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If your time is not too valuable careful driving tactics can extend your car mileage. If you time at a job site is worth $90/hour saving $5.00/hour by driving slower is ludicrous.
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I hate them. I want to buy a whole bunch of LAW's (Light Anti-tank Weapon),basically a disposable bazooka, and and go around and BLOW UP every single gas guzzling SUVs and pickups and rid the world of 1. stupid people and 2. stupid vehicles. Nice and accurate and they do a very good job at blowing up anything unwanted. Of course, getting a hold of them may be a different story.


But seriously. I hate them. I those who drive them. I don't have a problem with smaller SUV's, like Jeeps or a small Exploder....I mean Explorer, but the huge ones, like the the Suburban or Hummer, I hate. They have absolutely no purpose in life. I have ridden in them before. I will take my 30 mph 11 year old minivan over a brand new Suburban ANY DAY. They just are not worth it. I hate them. I hate them I hate them I hate them.
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Old 05-25-08, 07:50 PM   #8
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I'm thinking of buying a 4x4 Toyota Tacoma.
Ha. We know you're way too tight with your money for that, dude.
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I hate them. I want to buy a whole bunch of LAW's (Light Anti-tank Weapon),basically a disposable bazooka, and and go around and BLOW UP every single gas guzzling SUVs and pickups and rid the world of 1. stupid people and 2. stupid vehicles. Nice and accurate and they do a very good job at blowing up anything unwanted. Of course, getting a hold of them may be a different story.


But seriously. I hate them. I those who drive them. I don't have a problem with smaller SUV's, like Jeeps or a small Exploder....I mean Explorer, but the huge ones, like the the Suburban or Hummer, I hate. They have absolutely no purpose in life. I have ridden in them before. I will take my 30 mph 11 year old minivan over a brand new Suburban ANY DAY. They just are not worth it. I hate them. I hate them I hate them I hate them.
I don't know what kind of minivan you have but I doubt it will take 6 kids, a 5200# Bayliner and supplies out to the lake for a weeks vacation.

You may also want to re-think your argument:

Suburban: City/Highway = 14/20
Wrangler: City/Highway = 15/20
Liberty: City/Highway = 16/22
Explorer: City/Highway = 14/20
Odyssey: City/Highway = 16/23
Caravan: City/Highway = 16/23
www.fueleconomy.gov

A big SUV is not for everyone but either is a small SUV.
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Old 05-25-08, 08:35 PM   #10
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I don't know what kind of minivan you have but I doubt it will take 6 kids, a 5200# Bayliner and supplies out to the lake for a weeks vacation.

You may also want to re-think your argument:

Suburban: City/Highway = 14/20
Wrangler: City/Highway = 15/20
Liberty: City/Highway = 16/22
Explorer: City/Highway = 14/20
Odyssey: City/Highway = 16/23
Caravan: City/Highway = 16/23
www.fueleconomy.gov

A big SUV is not for everyone but either is a small SUV.
i dont think he thought about that. my neighbor would die if he didnt have his suburban dually especially with that big ass Cigarette boat of his. im sticking to my blazer 16mpg isnt bad and you cant pry a blazer off me even if gas hits 10 bucks a gallon.
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A new Prius is pretty fuel inefficient since it takes 1000 gallons of gas worth of energy to make one. If you are concerned about being greener, don’t buy a new car. You should be able to get a great price on a gas hog. I just had them tow away my blown exploder! That put an extra 400 bucks in my pocket. I would not recommend towing much more that some bikes on a trailer in an explorer, since it has such a short wheelbase.


I bought a 2004 Odyssey (18mpg) and a 1999 Mazda 626 (23 mpg) on Craig’s list in the past month. I love the Honda since it has all leather w/dvd and drives like new. The biggest gas hog that I ever owned was a 1972 Chevy Nomad Wagon probably got 10 mpg.
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Old 05-25-08, 09:09 PM   #12
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My first car was just slightly fuel inefficient.

429 Super Cobra Jet, punched over .030, oval domed pistons, running unsupercharged compression of 5.5:1, but after the blower was kicked in, the airflow was upped to 3000CFM, into a massivly overfueled pair of Holley 1150 CFM Strip Dominators. Low rise Edelbrock intake and a .488 Torquer cam. This all fed into a Muncie M-11 Rock Crusher Transmission with a diff ratio of 2:76. The car wasn't set up for the strip, needless to say, but the torque and HP more than compensated for the tall gearing.

1969 Cougar with a Chrome-Moly Tube frame set underneath to reinforce the Unibody. Suspension cut to Corvette Specs, roofline lowered by 3".

BHP; 972@5600RPM
MPG: 2.1 MPG (Yes, that's two point one, not a typo)
Top Speed: ??????????? (I have no idea! I was afraid to find out. I did get pulled over and arrested at 17 for 165 in a 55 on I 69, up near the Michigan line, though.)



Hell of a car for a 17 year old, huh? It cost me my drivers License for a year on the first ticket.
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I converted my car to run on aborted fetuses, it's cheaper that way and they make it run smoother...
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Hell of a car for a 17 year old, huh? It cost me my drivers License for a year on the first ticket.
You could have outrun him.
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I hate them. I want to buy a whole bunch of LAW's (Light Anti-tank Weapon),basically a disposable bazooka, and and go around and BLOW UP every single gas guzzling SUVs and pickups and rid the world of 1. stupid people and 2. stupid vehicles.
I think that attitude may very well be more annoying than SUVs themselves.

I don't like SUVs, so my solution is simple: I don't drive one.
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I could have out run him, but not Motorola, or the 15 others that joined in when I made the run for the line.......not to mention Michigan HW patrol closing and roadblocking I69 ahead of me
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My first car was just slightly fuel inefficient.

429 Super Cobra Jet, punched over .030, oval domed pistons, running unsupercharged compression of 5.5:1, but after the blower was kicked in, the airflow was upped to 3000CFM, into a massivly overfueled pair of Holley 1150 CFM Strip Dominators. Low rise Edelbrock intake and a .488 Torquer cam. This all fed into a Muncie M-11 Rock Crusher Transmission with a diff ratio of 2:76.
meyerhoff lifters?
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Old 05-25-08, 09:32 PM   #18
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I drive a Prius for national security reasons.
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Old 05-25-08, 09:33 PM   #19
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No, not Meyerhoff, there isn't any such brand that I know of. I used Crane lifters, Valve Springs, pushrods, and Stainless valves from Edelbrock.
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No, not Meyerhoff, there isn't any such brand that I know of. I used Crane lifters, Valve Springs, pushrods, and Stainless valves from Edelbrock.
Sorry, simpsons quote....


Moe: Geez, this hot rod is souped up six ways from Sunday! Never had you figured for a gearhead, Homer.
Homer: Oh yeah, I'm a real expert.
Moe: What is that, a six barrel holly carb?
Homer: You betcha!
Moe: Edelbrock intakes?
Homer: Nothing but.
Moe: Meyerhoff lifters?
Homer: Ah yeah.
Moe: I made that last one up!
Homer: I see
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OK, so you were being crafty and trying to bust me, eh? Hate to disappoint, but I built that car, pretty much myself.. . My Dad did insist I put a roll cage in it though. It really wasn't even street legal, technically speaking. We never mentioned the mods to the Insurance company either......because it would have never been insured, then.

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Moe: Geez, this hot rod is souped up six ways from Sunday! Never had you figured for a gearhead, Homer.
Homer: Oh yeah, I'm a real expert.
Moe: What is that, a six barrel holly carb?
Homer: You betcha!
Moe: Edelbrock intakes?
Homer: Nothing but.
Moe: Meyerhoff lifters?
Homer: Ah yeah.
Moe: I made that last one up!
Homer: I see
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OK, so you were being crafty and trying to bust me, eh?
not at all.
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One hilarious note: My Mom drove it exactly one time.......

She hit the gas downtown and accidentally cut a donut in the middle of Main Street. She never drove the car again, just stuck to her '73 Gremlin.
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Old 05-26-08, 01:07 AM   #24
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I hark from Texas, so consider the source. Here, people are economizing by buying Tahoes instead of Suburbans, Expeditions instead of Expedition ELs, and H3s instead of H2s [1].

[1]: At least Hummer ditched that screwy 5-cylinder engine in their H3s and are offering a V6 and a V8 come 2009. 5 cylinder engines rock in Acura Vigors, but not in a SUV. In any case, I just am not enthralled with the Hummer as something I drive, just because I almost never off-road, nor need any features that merit the cost premium of a Hummer.
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I'm just buying an engine. I pour gas into it and just let it run, it isn't connected to anything.
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