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VW is not allowed by the US government to sell high milage cars to US consumers. VW even makes the cars here that get 78 mpg but must ship it over seas.


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nice youtube video on someone's speech. but where is the evidence of that vehicle?


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VW is not allowed by the US government to sell high milage cars to US consumers. VW even makes the cars here that get 78 mpg but must ship it over seas.

vw can buy and sell all the high mileage cars they want want ... just put the appropriate odometer numbers on the title ....

now you're probably talking about cars that deliver high fuel mileage ... or get high mpg ....

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nice youtube video on someone's speech. but where is the evidence of that vehicle?

The vehicle exists but contrary to the claim of the youtube poster, it is quite available in the US.

Volkswagen Passat TDI Travels 1,626 Miles on a Single Tank of Fuel, Sets New World Record

The Volkswagen brand has done it again breaking its own record for the longest distanced travelled on a single tank of fuel, this time with the U.S. built 2012 Passat TDI SE sedan equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox.

John and Helen Taylor managed to drive the diesel-powered Passat for an impressive 1626.1 miles (2,617 kilometers) through nine states on one tank of fuel improving the previous record held by a VW Passat 1.6 BlueMotion diesel (1526.6 miles) in Europe by 99.5 miles (160.1 kilometers).

The couple began their journey on May 3, 2012 in Houston, Texas and finished on May 5, 2012 in Sterling, Virginia.

VW says that in order to make the drive as realistic as possible, they added 120 pounds of luggage and drove only during daylight hours to simulate normal traffic conditions. They each took turn on the wheel and didn't drive more than 14 hours a day.

The Passat TDI's 2.0-liter turbo diesel produces 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque and with a manual transmission returns an EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 43 mpg (5.5lt/100km) on the highway.

Over the course of three days, John and Helen Taylor achieved an average fuel economy of 84.1 mpg (2.8 lt/100km), which VW says comes to 4.65 cents per mile.

The Taylors aren't your normal driving couple, however, as the pair has participated in many events all over the world having collected more than 90 world fuel economy and vehicle-related records from their drives.

“We’re excited to have broken the record for the longest distance driven on one-tank of fuel,” said John Taylor. “The Passat TDI was the perfect car for the trip. It offers plenty of interior and cargo space, yet is frugal enough to help us achieve this record.”

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TDI engines from VW are great, but a waste of money if you're not going to do a lot of highway driving.

City driving with a TDI engine will rip it apart. You'll spend more on repairs than you'd ever imagine.


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Dang it! You mean the EPA didn't screw us again!!!!


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VW is not allowed by the US government to sell high milage cars to US consumers. VW even makes the cars here that get 78 mpg but must ship it over seas.

The mileage claim is true. The actual fact though is VW could sell that car here if they wanted to. They would have no problem getting that engine to pass US emission standards. There are many small engine high MPG cars sold in Europe and the rest of the world that are not sold here. It's generally a marketing decision, not a government one.

Fact is, a 1.6L 105HP diesel engine would not be big selling point in the US. Historically there hasn't been a lot of demand for this type of vehicle. We really should see some evidence if you're claiming theres another reason behind this.


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VW is selling this car here. The TX couple bought one and drove it from TX to VA on a single tank of fuel.

Slightly different model. The one referred to in the video is a 1.6L 105hp blumotion TDI engine. The one in the article is the 2.0L 140hp TDI. Both are diesel. The video is just parroting other internet wackos that are trying to say the blumotion technology is not being allowed in the USA due to government regulation. To make that assertion completly twists around the actual facts.

But I agree, there's no reason they couldn't sell the 1.6L here. The article does prove there is no conspiracy against fuel efficient cars, but for anyone that actually believes the guy in the video, I doubt that proof matters much.


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Slightly different model. The one referred to in the video is a 1.6L 105hp blumotion TDI engine. The one in the article is the 2.0L 140hp TDI. Both are diesel.

And the model sold in the US got 84 mpg - a result so good that it even made it into the German news. The issue is not EPA regulation but consumer preference. VW built the Passat TDI for the US market in a slightly larger version simply because they feel (I'm sure they've researched the issue) that they can market the larger version better in the US than what they produce for the European market.

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And the model sold in the US got 84 mpg - a result so good that it even made it into the German news. The issue is not EPA regulation but consumer preference. VW built the Passat TDI for the US market in a slightly larger version simply because they feel (I'm sure they've researched the issue) that they can market the larger version better in the US than what they produce for the European market.

I agree. Actually that's basically what I said.


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