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Old 07-02-2008, 01:20 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Thats the other issue with air powered cars.. what happens when you impact one car into that air tank?

Other than KABOOM!?
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:21 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Yeah, I assume that's why it was taken off the market. Still, with every major manufacturer offering passenger diesels by 2010, including BMW, I would hope that one of the new Blu-Tek-type diesels will find its way back into the Smart.
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:27 PM   #23 (permalink)
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then, it's a 20K car.

I feel with the artificially inflated diesel prices, any car not doing 55,60+++mpg on it........Isn't worth it compared to 35-40++++mpg on a similar gasoline, given acquisition price and availability (varies) and price of the fuel. The diesel pluses may also include longevity though, which might help balance a bit on a 'keeper' car.

I've been trying to apply some hypermiling techniques to just 'behave' and get reasonable MPG....
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:34 PM   #24 (permalink)
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In Canada, diesel versions have traditionally been less then similar hybrids, and diesel is still about the same price as gas (I think when I went by Superstore today, it was $1.449/l for gas and $1.489 for diesel). So, it makes a lot of sense here.
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:34 PM   #25 (permalink)
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they talked about the air powered car on modern marvels it looked cool.
They said they were "planning" on releasing them here in 09 but we'll see how that goes. I saw that same show and they said it will ship with a hp compessor for the owners garage and the small ones should run aroud 15k. For that deal Im gonna get one for my delivery job. I only run 1-150 miles a day anyways all of it in town so what Id save in gas alone will pay off the car in like 18 months
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In Canada, diesel versions have traditionally been less then similar hybrids, and diesel is still about the same price as gas (I think when I went by Superstore today, it was $1.449/l for gas and $1.489 for diesel). So, it makes a lot of sense here.

we currently have around a buck difference. I've seen Diesel past 5.49a gallon with super at 4.29 a gallon. I know, shut up with our 'cheap' gas , bitchy Americans.

It DOES make sense...if the car gets nice mileage.
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Old 07-02-2008, 06:48 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I don't think it's KABOOM bc the tanks are fiber wrapped like ours, but that air has to go somewhere.

If it does go boom I guess it's better then being BBQ'ed
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But cars generally dont go up like they do in movies, its a slow catch, unless you flipped over multiple times and have gas all over the place.

Then no matter what car, you probably have some big issues to deal with.
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:59 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I would like to get one of those. It would be a good reason to switch to HPA for all my guns.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:44 PM   #30 (permalink)
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