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bowtieguy 02-27-2011 10:43 AM

$600 Volkswagon?
 
anyone seen or believe this?...http://www.examiner.com/trendy-livin...r-gets-258-mpg

GasSavers_Erik 02-27-2011 04:39 PM

Re: $600 Volkswagon?
 
The mileage sounds awesome, but the price is way too good to be true. Maybe they meant $6000. The diesel engine and tires would be worth over $600 without anything else. There would definitely be no carbon fiber for that price.

VetteOwner 02-27-2011 07:32 PM

Re: $600 Volkswagon?
 
yea something aint right. 6 grand sounds about right.

is a very neat car tho.

GasSavers_BEEF 02-28-2011 05:35 AM

Re: $600 Volkswagon?
 
I have seen this before as a concept but never with any pricing. I guess to some extent it may be fesable for it to be $600 there as exchange rates and cost of living can greatly affect the conversion.

I think if it comes to the US it will be many times that as the freight charges alone would be more than the $600 and I am sure there would be tariffs and the engine would have to be redone because it probably isn't clean enough. VW does an excellent job of making clean diesels but I am sure that one wouldn't quite cut it for the US regulations.

at the same time, it would be great to have a car like that. I would have one in my driveway (along with something that seats at least 4)

1cheap1 06-07-2011 10:07 PM

Re: $600 Volkswagon?
 
A couple of people could pick it up and carry it away or just roll it over for fun.

theclencher 06-08-2011 09:42 PM

Re: $600 Volkswagon?
 
The $600 is internet B.S. The rest of the car is real. Mark Leevin is a moron.

Ford Man 06-10-2011 06:03 PM

Re: $600 Volkswagon?
 
Powered by a single cylinder diesel engine.

theclencher 06-10-2011 07:42 PM

Re: $600 Volkswagon?
 
Current version has a 2 cyl diesel and side-by-side seating. Look it up- anyone can.

c_rex90 06-10-2011 09:11 PM

Re: $600 Volkswagon?
 
That article is 2 years old. I'm sure there have been changes since then.

Gas Saavers 01-04-2013 07:53 AM

Remember the Freeway
 
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Reminds me of the Freeway my grandfather had back in 1980 This street legal car (registered as a motorcycle) went 60 miles per hour got 100 miles per gallon.

In regards to the pump cutoff and testing MPG, he put a graduated cylinder plumbed into the fuel system with a T-valve and could put in a measured amount of fuel say 10oz and see how far he could go until the vehicle would die from fuel starvation. This is the most accurate testing methodology I have seen.

The Freeway was Manufactured in Minnesota by High Mileage Vehicles Corp, less than 1,000 Freeways and Freeway IIs were built between 1979-1982. Kohler 11 horsepower, 1 cylinder engine.


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