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European Diesel Cars That Get 78mpg! We been ROBBED!

 
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European Diesel Cars That Get 78mpg! We been ROBBED!
The conspiracy here is the Europeans have been enjoying High Mileage Diesels for decades without sacrificing power, torque, or top end speed. WTF?

[link to www.mazda.co.uk]

Check out the Mazda Diesel Lineup in the UK.

Mazda 6 (Mid Size 4 door sedan):
Maximum Output: 150 HP
Acceleration 0-60: 9.0 sec
Maximum Torque: 380 Torque
Highway Miles: 78.5 mpg
City Miles: 55.4 mpg
Top Speed: 131 mph

Mazda CX-5 (Mid Size SUV/Crossover)
Maximum Output: 175 HP
Acceleration0-60: 8.8 sec
Maximum Torque: 420 Torque
Highway Miles: 60.1 mpg Highway
City Miles: 47.1 mpg City
Top Speed: 129 mph


So Americans get cars like the under powered Prius Hybrid, that can't pull itself out of a ditch. A gasoline engine is not suited to be an efficient high mileage power plant, all of Europe realizes this, so why don't we?

And NO, THESE ARE NOT METRIC specs! So you wan-a-bee mathematicians can keep your tard observations to yourself!
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Monarchy dont like americans
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Been that way for a long time. Cars with that type of mileage are illegal here. Why? Cause your politicians, the guys you 'elect', are corrupt to the soul.

My diesel jetta gets 55 mpg all day long on the freeway. And my Dual Sport gets 96 Mpg.
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because the auto makers know we americans are fuck-tards. the crappy gm 350 diesel of the 80s (kluged fucked over oldsmobile 350 converted to diesel) left a horribly bad taste in the american consumers mouths. we also are perceived as hating the "rattle box" idle of diesels. we have too many "enviro-tards" that see a little soot come out of a tailpipe, and scream "pollution!!" at the top of their lungs. our sulfur laden diesels that dominated until a few years ago promoted acid rain. we're too stupid to figure out how to use a block heater. most of all, during the mileage wars of the late 70s to 80s dealers got stuck losing dough on diesels that they couldnt give away for all those reasons. "once bitten, twice shy".
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I'll agree that the coolest cars stay in Europe (and Japan). However, this is not the conspiracy you might think it is. An Imperial gallon (Europe) and the U.S. gallon are different with the Imperial gallon being the larger of the two.

This is why is appears that the cars sold in Europe get better gas mileage when in reality it's only that they measure using a larger gallon as the standard unit.

See here:

[link to wiki.answers.com]
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I'll agree that the coolest cars stay in Europe (and Japan). However, this is not the conspiracy you might think it is. An Imperial gallon (Europe) and the U.S. gallon are different with the Imperial gallon being the larger of the two.

This is why is appears that the cars sold in Europe get better gas mileage when in reality it's only that they measure using a larger gallon as the standard unit.

See here:

[link to wiki.answers.com]
 Quoting: Gife Awks


A US gallon is 0.8 of an Imperial gallon.

Plus, European cars, for the most part, are much smaller and lighter than US cars.
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Saw the price of a catalytic converter for these diesel cars at work...cant remember the exact model. Was VW.

4500$ for the piece.
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READ The Post Tard!!!!!

And I Quote Myself AGAIN: 'And NO, THESE ARE NOT METRIC specs! So you wan-a-bee mathematicians can keep your tard observations to yourself!"

This is why American's are laughed at across Europe....Jesus Help me..
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Mazda comes from Japan.
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Why do I feel like I'm swimming in a sea of RETARDS?dubya
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Why do I feel like I'm swimming in a sea of RETARDS?dubya
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Because you are an asshole?

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READ The Post Tard!!!!!

And I Quote Myself AGAIN: 'And NO, THESE ARE NOT METRIC specs! So you wan-a-bee mathematicians can keep your tard observations to yourself!"

This is why American's are laughed at across Europe....Jesus Help me..
 Quoting: Armcandy


an imperial gallon isnt "metric", bold-tard
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No one in Europe uses gallons. Litre ftw!
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Been that way for a long time. Cars with that type of mileage are illegal here. Why? Cause your politicians, the guys you 'elect', are corrupt to the soul.

My diesel jetta gets 55 mpg all day long on the freeway. And my Dual Sport gets 96 Mpg.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28297369



Had a Golf diesel that got about 60 mpg that was manufactured in PA. I wish I had it still
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Relax, those are metric specs op.
hf
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VW makes diesel motor in the USA sold only in Europe that gets 70 miles per US gallon. The reason that its not sold here is that it doesn't meet our pollution standards that are based on total emissions per gallon. But because of its high mileage, it pollutes less than these insane US standards on a per mile bases.
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All you flamers must own a Homo Prius! Your'e just pissed off that the Smart Guy who drives a diesel & posted this:

Been that way for a long time. Cars with that type of mileage are illegal here. Why? Cause your politicians, the guys you 'elect', are corrupt to the soul.

My diesel jetta gets 55 mpg all day long on the freeway. And my Dual Sport gets 96 Mpg.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28297369

gets far more out of his car than out of a gas hybrid. Furthermore, diesel engines get better mileage after they are broken in. After 5000 miles gas mileage can increase by as much as 30%...BTW... Those are US gallons!
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VW makes diesel motor in the USA sold only in Europe that gets 70 miles per US gallon. The reason that its not sold here is that it doesn't meet our pollution standards that are based on total emissions per gallon. But because of its high mileage, it pollutes less than these insane US standards on a per mile bases.
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Thank you! So true...
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Relax, those are metric specs op.
hf
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But it says 52.3 (5.4) mpg (l/100km)

Why would they put 52.3 (5.4)mpg

mpg = miles per gallon

and what does the (5.4) and (1/100) mean?
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Yup we are dumbass's in 1931 nikola tesla built the first electric car that could go 90mph and never had to be recharged and was able to power every house in the world with free engery that was free and we should not have to pay for any power but we still do today people also belive that the jet engine was the last engine we made and that was over 60 years ago your telling me that in 60 years there aint been a new better engine built ? lol and there have been cars made that run on water carberators built that give the gas engine over 200 mpg but like the free engery you cant make much money with things like that so it's not just america that stupid it's the whole world we've been raped snice birth and told to belive what we are taught in school which is made to keep us dumb so we can be comtroled and think that this is the way life is
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Relax, those are metric specs op.
hf
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But it says 52.3 (5.4) mpg (l/100km)

Why would they put 52.3 (5.4)mpg

mpg = miles per gallon

and what does the (5.4) and (1/100) mean?
 Quoting: Armcandy


5.4 liters used per 100 kilometers driven......cool2

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