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Old 05-14-2007, 04:46 PM   #1
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So I wear a flame retardent suite on other forums

Here's a recent post in a thread I responded to.

"Not buying it.

The Car weighs 2350 lbs minimum, thats a SOHC with cloth seats, and no people. The Coeffecient of aeordynamic drag is good, very good, and car is low to the ground with a very small frontal area. Still, it takes a given fixed amount of energy, HP, to move the car at legal sppeds, the EPA uses 65 mph. They max at 40 or 41 mpg. You can't beat that with carefull data collection and be believable. It isnt valid. One tank, maybe, you had a tailwind or drafted a truck. You cant average 50 mpg. If you can, then go work for NASA. You are splitting and re-combining hydrogen compounds in a way unknown to science. The Saturn is very efficient, but no car since the 3 cyl Suzuki, nee geo metro and the tiniest 2nd gen Honda Civic Hatchback got over 50 mpg. They had 65 and maybe 80 HP, respectively, and weigh well under 2000 lbs, and had real skinny tires.

Your figures are in error, or you also have a 100 mpg carbuator for your Dodge Dart that Detroit's black helicopters are trying to recollect and recover since 1972......"


this person is trying to spread ignorance in its purest form. There are a few informed people over there though

Here's a link to the thread. It doesn't get interesting until I get accused of being a poser though.

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99272
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what a tool bag.

what forum is that from? some saturn forum?? he obviously doesnt know anything about hondas.
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:17 PM   #4
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Anyone with that much 'confidence' that you're wrong ought to be willing to put his money where his ignorance is. It might be worth a shot. I don't know.
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:29 PM   #5
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I just suited up with you lovemysan. They should really freak out after they see my numbers. I just posted my results to see what they will say.
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:45 PM   #6
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You know they'll call ya a liar too! can't hardly do "Liar liar pants on fire " in a flame suit now ! That ain't no fun
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You know they'll call ya a liar too! can't hardly do "Liar liar pants on fire " in a flame suit now ! That ain't no fun
I'm ready for them. I'll make them the same offer that he did; to come over and prove to them in person if it's not too far away.
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it seems like its on the noob that doesnt know anything. tell him to check the stats on this site... like the top 10mpg.
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If I could be bothered registering for that site I'd have to tell 'em they're idiots. You see, they don't want to believe you guys, because it'd suck all the hot air our of their little worlds.
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you can't help the unwilling ...
Exactly. People have to have an open-mind for this stuff. If not, then they're not going to get it no matter what you do.

When they want the help, Hypermilers will be there.

It isn't "NASA Rocket Science" as the skeptic mentioned -- it's elementary math.

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