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40 mpg Prius vs 50 mpg European Diesel cars - Page 19

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Posted by Coyoteboy on May 25, 2006, 10:33 am
 



Keith Willcocks wrote:

Except you wouldnt do that for the sake of your engine would you, poor
thing accelerating hard when cold!


Agreed, modern common rails are amazing little creations. Mind you I
manage to average 45 from a carb'd petrol engined small car that is 17
years old so you'd have hoped they could have got a little more out by
now :)

J


Posted by Michael Pardee on May 25, 2006, 12:51 pm
 



When cold the Prius engine speed doesn't change noticeably on even fairly
strong acceleration, like we do going up the hill from our house - that is
done by the electrics. The engine continues to do its warm-up process at
about 1200-1500 rpm. Of course, you wouldn't want to take any present day
car right onto the freeway when cold, that would stress the engine. In a
serial hybrid (not available in production today) it wouldn't matter at all.

Mike



Posted by twfsa on May 2, 2006, 1:31 am
 What you save in fuel mileage you loose when it breaks, and parts are
needed( more expensive) also fuel filters and maintenance cost are another
looser, Diesel fuel is more expensive than gasoline in today's market, in
the winter you need blended fuel or worse #1 that's probably going to cost
$.75 a gal this winter, or expensive additives that keep the fuel from
gelling.I have owned 2 diesel and there great for mileage but when it breaks
no matter what it is, it cost more!

Tom






Posted by Lynn McGuire on May 2, 2006, 6:50 pm
 
more expensive) also fuel filters and maintenance

today's market, in the winter you need blended fuel or

additives that keep the fuel from gelling.I have

it is, it cost more!

Here in Houston, Texas, gasoline is $.99 and diesel $.79.

Lynn



Posted by Chris on May 2, 2006, 7:10 pm
 On Tue, 2 May 2006 13:50:07 -0500


thats it i am going to ship alot of diesel over to the u.k for my self.
as it is cheaper.we are paying 98.9 lt which is well over the price.and
why is it one tescos can charge 98.9 and the other one which is only
1.5 miles away can charge 99.9. if any body knows the reply..

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