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  • #31
    Re: Smart Car, Stupid Consumers?

    My 97 civic dx gets 34mpg city and thats with the air on.
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    • #32
      Re: Smart Car, Stupid Consumers?

      Originally posted by Velosapien View Post
      1 gallon = 3.79 liters.
      So I'll calculate new mileages...

      Taking rough values. 1 mile is roughly 1.6km and a gallon roughly 3.8l, that would seem to give mpg/kml coefficient 0,421.

      33mpg x 0,421 = 13,9km/l

      40mpg x 0,421 = 16,8km/l

      These approach equity with my current vehicle.

      My old fiesta would have run roughly 18,2km/l, or 43mpg...

      and with my Toyota I now reach 16,5km/l, or 39mpg.

      The smart is a wee bit more efficient on highway, than my Toyota on average. And I have room for more passengers and for more junk in the trunk.

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      • #33
        Re: Smart Car, Stupid Consumers?

        Originally posted by rombo View Post
        What do ya mean unsafe have you seen a smart car lately
        That is pretty cool!!! I want a smart car now!
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        • #34
          Re: Smart Car, Stupid Consumers?

          Maybe this would make it more exciting. Smart car + Suzuki Hayabusa superbike engine = Smartuki
          http://www.smartuki.com/

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          • #35
            Re: Smart Car, Stupid Consumers?

            Originally posted by Dummyload View Post
            So I'll calculate new mileages...

            Taking rough values. 1 mile is roughly 1.6km and a gallon roughly 3.8l, that would seem to give mpg/kml coefficient 0,421.

            33mpg x 0,421 = 13,9km/l

            40mpg x 0,421 = 16,8km/l

            These approach equity with my current vehicle.

            My old fiesta would have run roughly 18,2km/l, or 43mpg...

            and with my Toyota I now reach 16,5km/l, or 39mpg.

            The smart is a wee bit more efficient on highway, than my Toyota on average. And I have room for more passengers and for more junk in the trunk.

            Note that the european version is rated at 50+ mpg equivalent and the diesel which is coming out does 60 to 70mpg. By european standards good but probably not great either. I think Damlier should just have Toyota or Honda design the engine since they seem completely incapable of making an efficient engine and they are obviously not capable of tuning it well enough to meet US regs.

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            • #36
              Re: Smart Car, Stupid Consumers?

              Originally posted by Velosapien View Post
              I think Damlier should just have Toyota or Honda design the engine since they seem completely incapable of making an efficient engine and they are obviously not capable of tuning it well enough to meet US regs.
              The current smart gas has a Mitsubishi engine.
              Steve
              www.MorrisGarage.com

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              • #37
                Re: Smart Car, Stupid Consumers?

                Originally posted by Velosapien View Post
                Note that the european version is rated at 50+ mpg equivalent and the diesel which is coming out does 60 to 70mpg. <SNIP> Damlier should just have Toyota or Honda design the engine
                Yes diesel would be more efficient and also here it is cheaper per liter... but the annual vehicle tax is much higher for those... I have calculated that for my current driving mileage I'm not going to save a lot if any, by going diesel.

                The fuel prices are from hell here... 1,58€/l average for 95E gas... but we Finns are crazy people. Someone dared say gas could cost almost 3€/l before we would significantly reduce driving. heck, I have to drive to work. No public transport available where and when I work. My trip to work won't shorten if thy jack the prices up.

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                • #38
                  Re: Smart Car, Stupid Consumers?

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