Monday, May 17, 2004

Mo' Momentum + Letter to Congress

Investor's Business Daily is now taking on this issue. Importantly, the article provides a deeper perspective on Consumer Reports' mileage estimates relative to the EPAs. Early this evening I penned a note to Congressman Rob Portman requesting that he take an immediate look at the EPA mileage estimates. Lastly, I received a voice mail from Honda today in response to my most recent (4/15) correspondence. Fingers crossed.

12 Comments:

At 11:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My 13 y/o Saturn SL still gets 35+ mpg and I only paid 10,000 complete out the door for it in 1991.

 
At 6:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a California spec 2002 VW Jetta TDI (Turbo Diesel)- it has superb handeling, cool performance and 41 to 42 miles per gallon. I'll get 38mpg if I do a lot of city driving. Maintenance is every 10,000 mile. I'm going to start using Biodiesel soon so I'll also be going alt-fuel; needing no modifications. So glad I didn't get a silly hybrid!
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At 3:50 PM, Blogger Ernie Rogers said...

Sorry to hear about EPA methods and trouble with hybrid cars. Those of us with VW diesels have had a different experience, obtaining much better mileage than the EPA estimates. I have a 2003 VW Beetle TDI. Here are my results:

EPA City: 42 mpg My results: Average 45 mpg
EPA Highway: 49 mpg My results: 58 mpg, at 65 mph.

My car is a research tool, working on methods to improve efficiency. All mechanicals are factory spec, but it includes a drag reducer that increases fuel economy by about 3 mpg. A picture is posted at www.tdiclub.com, and I intend to post it at my blog, "Stop Global Warming"

 
At 1:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't understand why people are bragging about the mileage they are getting on non-hybrid cars. Those who know better can see that the issue goes beyond all that. And besides, if you lived in the U.S. you would see how unlikely it would be to own a diesel-turboed car. The only diesel engined cars I know of are old German cars or large trucks. Everything else uses regular octane, so naturally if one was adventuresome, hybrid cars would seem a good choice other than our regular economy cars.

 
At 10:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well that is a good way to reduce global warming by driving a diesel. Face it people the Hybrid is smart and and has less emissions. With conservative driving I am getting 53MPG. Dream on VW.

 
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