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    1. The loud fan noise in those trucks is often the...

      The loud fan noise in those trucks is often the fan clutch sticking. With a longitudinal engine, the cooling fan is simply connected mechanically to the engine by a clutch that slowly locks up as...
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      I don't know if I'd call the Prius' two-motor...

      I don't know if I'd call the Prius' two-motor setup more complex. It does have one additional electric motor, but doing so enables them to eliminate the clutch and entire automatic transmission that...
    3. 10Ah is a measure of energy, not power. 10Ah =...

      10Ah is a measure of energy, not power.

      10Ah = 600 Amp-minutes = 36000 Amp-seconds. If you decided to empty the entire battery's capacity in 10 seconds, you could theoretically get 3600 amps...
    4. You have to know what's going on, no doubt. But...

      You have to know what's going on, no doubt. But being in neutral vs 3rd gear on a 2% grade at 30mph isn't really something I'm concerned about.
    5. Downhill in neutral is generally the more...

      Downhill in neutral is generally the more efficient hypermiling technique, unless you are in a situation where you need some engine braking force. Leaving it in gear adds a significant amount of...
    6. I've tried one in an A3 and thought it was very...

      I've tried one in an A3 and thought it was very good for the most part. That said, I'd be fine with a DSG in a sporty car, but in a commuter, I don't see its purpose. At least not the VW ones that...
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      It's very simple to calculate it for yourself...

      It's very simple to calculate it for yourself from the information in the original post. He averages around 88% of EPA in the 4Runner and Prius, so 88% of EPA in other vehicles is a good estimate. ...
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      People were saying years ago that CAFE...

      People were saying years ago that CAFE regulations would be the death of V8s, but cars are continuing to get more and more powerful. Economy and everyday cars will continue to become more...
    9. Could the car be limited to 25mph because of...

      Could the car be limited to 25mph because of NHTSA regulations? Maybe it's not Google's software that makes it slow, but rather safety regulations and how they apply to small neighborhood vehicles. ...
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      I'm really hoping for that combo to become...

      I'm really hoping for that combo to become available.

      I test drove the iM, it felt like a Toyota with some European influence, which is basically what this car is. Not terribly exciting but not...
    11. +1. If they are too lazy to downshift, they'll...

      +1. If they are too lazy to downshift, they'll probably get the automatic anyway. Also, they could do what VW has started to do and have cruise auto-resume after shifting gears.



      Sent from my...
    12. A friend of mine did the calculations and came up...

      A friend of mine did the calculations and came up with 2245 rpm at 60mph. Not terrible but I'd like to see it under 2000. I don't get why manufacturers gear their manuals so short. Shifting...
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      I'm not sure why, but lots of cars are debadged...

      I'm not sure why, but lots of cars are debadged in Europe.
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      There is such a thing as Top Tier diesel?

      There is such a thing as Top Tier diesel?
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      Mr. Coal Roller...

      Mr. Coal Roller (http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?6083314-The-Ultimate-Parking-Thread&p=87878817&viewfull=1#post87878817) is back. Maybe he painted his stack to throw us off.
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    16. Here's more figures than you'll ever need. On...

      Here's more figures than you'll ever need. On average, the Passat exceeded the standard by a factor of 6.
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    17. That's a very valid question. The recall earlier...

      That's a very valid question. The recall earlier this year was related to this same emissions scandal, but it was unsuccessful in rectifying the situation. So that is why the EPA is now forcing the...
    18. Maybe I missed it, but how are you certain that...

      Maybe I missed it, but how are you certain that this is the new EPA-compliant software? There was a recall for a software update earlier this year, I would expect that you have that (non-compliant)...
    19. How does the e-brake work in a 911? Does it...

      How does the e-brake work in a 911? Does it operate a separate braking system with different pads and rotors?

      I have a feeling that somebody just wanted to show the world that he owns a Porsche.
    20. If you like that body style, get an F-150 with...

      If you like that body style, get an F-150 with the I6 engine. Those are pretty reliable, and will be much nicer to drive than an old diesel.
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