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      Don't focus so much on keeping it in EV, it's not...

      Don't focus so much on keeping it in EV, it's not gaining you much and may be detrimental to your mileage. All that EV energy has to come from somewhere, and the energy path from the combustion...
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      Very curious to learn more about this new 3.5L. ...

      Very curious to learn more about this new 3.5L. Atkinson cycle engines are efficient but are kind of weak on low end torque. Looking forward to seeing its fuel economy and power ratings. And being...
    3. Quasi related, heard Neil Peart on the radio...

      Quasi related, heard Neil Peart on the radio today talking about some of his motorcycle adventures. He's quite well spoken and interesting to listen to.
    4. Who does it need justifying to? I prefer...

      Who does it need justifying to? I prefer consuming less energy and polluting less, I like being able to take road trips without having to fill every 400 miles, I enjoy the turbo torque, it was...
    5. Pretty much any reliability report on here would...

      Pretty much any reliability report on here would be anecdotal no matter how many miles are on the car. Best to go with large sample sizes IMO.
    6. I have 40k miles in 4 years. Also hilarious?

      I have 40k miles in 4 years. Also hilarious?
    7. Prius is *the ultimate* in fuel efficient and...

      Prius is *the ultimate* in fuel efficient and reliable. Up to you to determine if you find it comfortable, you should really go test drive one to see. It meets 2 of your 3 criteria better than...
    8. Pretty much. Though I usually put on the all...

      Pretty much. Though I usually put on the all seasons for a few months to pretend that it's summer.

      The Thrashers may make the playoffs this year. New coach seems to be implementing some good...
    9. For NVH reasons, I generally don't exceed 75mph...

      For NVH reasons, I generally don't exceed 75mph in my Golf when I have winter tires on.
    10. I try to ride like I drive. Stop at stop signs,...

      I try to ride like I drive. Stop at stop signs, signal turns, etc. If I want to be treated like a car then I should act like one. In SOME cases though, I will intentionally break the law if I feel...
    11. Our car had to have its boots replaced once. ...

      Our car had to have its boots replaced once. After I heard that, I always believed that our car had some Fred Flintstone propulsion method, where the engine operated a set of mechanical feet (which...
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      Why a TDI instead of a Prius? Prius is pretty...

      Why a TDI instead of a Prius? Prius is pretty much the ideal commuter car unless it's all highway.
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      The manual transmission is heavier than the...

      The manual transmission is heavier than the automatic?? That sounds weird to me.
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      Picked up a Thule Evolution box and some Yakima...

      Picked up a Thule Evolution box and some Yakima bars off Kijiji. It seems kind of overpriced when buying new, but this stuff can be picked up used for less than 1/2 the cost and some is still in...
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      Lower it

      Lower it
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      Interesting math. 2 examples 200hp car gets...

      Interesting math. 2 examples

      200hp car gets 50 mpg: 4 hp / mpg
      200hp car gets 10 mpg: 20 hp / mpg

      20 > 4, so the 10mpg car is more efficient!
    17. VW likes the DSG in its less sporty cars for...

      VW likes the DSG in its less sporty cars for efficiency reasons. This is important in Europe where every drop of fuel seems to count.
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      1 penny may be legal tender. But $400 in random...

      1 penny may be legal tender. But $400 in random coins? There is no law like this in the USA?

      http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/c-52/page-1.html

      Limitation

      (2) A payment in coins...
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      Detroit Diesel Series 50 owns the 4BT... 8.5L 4...

      Detroit Diesel Series 50 owns the 4BT... 8.5L 4 cyl. It was frequently used in transit buses.
    20. Membership in the local business that sells fuel....

      Membership in the local business that sells fuel. It generally works out to be ~8% cash back, paid out once yearly.
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