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Topic: I feel so smug when I overtake a Prius in my TDI Golf.

HaikerensGuide !0VegJ9Jl.Q started this discussion 1.9 year ago #25,320

It feels good to know that my car does far less environmental damage than those batteries on wheels.

Anonymous B joined in and replied with this 1.9 year ago, 1 minute later[^] [v] #386,640

Dammit Walt, there was an entire South Park episode warning against this sort of thinking!

HaikerensGuide !0VegJ9Jl.Q (OP) replied with this 1.9 year ago, 1 minute later, 2 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #386,641

@previous
This way of thinking only invades my mind when I'm near a Prius. When I'm around normal cars, I'm just fine.

Anonymous C joined in and replied with this 1.9 year ago, 15 minutes later, 18 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #386,642

> arg

DXMeowth joined in and replied with this 1.9 year ago, 2 hours later, 2 hours after the original post[^] [v] #386,648

@OP

This is pretty cool IMO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPJao1xLe7w [play]

HaikerensGuide !0VegJ9Jl.Q (OP) replied with this 1.9 year ago, 7 minutes later, 2 hours after the original post[^] [v] #386,649

@previous
Ultracaps, eh? Not a bad idea, quick to charge and lasts a long time. Too bad they don't store that much.

DXMeowth replied with this 1.9 year ago, 3 hours later, 6 hours after the original post[^] [v] #386,669

@previous
I would definitely do this if I was building a car for saving fuel consumption. And with his solar panels it only takes 15 minutes or so to charge them all up. Not bad.

Ashe joined in and replied with this 1.9 year ago, 2 hours later, 8 hours after the original post[^] [v] #386,677

I always liked this car, it does like 200mpg as well apparently, I remember reading a review on autocar

http://www.vauxhall.co.uk/microsite/ampera/

HaikerensGuide !0VegJ9Jl.Q (OP) replied with this 1.9 year ago, 1 hour later, 10 hours after the original post[^] [v] #386,683

@386,669
Sadly, there isn't much use for solar panels here in Michigan; it's always grey here.
@previous
That's a purely electric car. They get better efficiency, but the charging time is excruciating.

Anonymous F joined in and replied with this 1.9 year ago, 13 minutes later, 10 hours after the original post[^] [v] #386,688

@OP
You are feeling smug because you own a TDI Golf. really, Really, REALLY. Shit, you are sure easy to please.

HaikerensGuide !0VegJ9Jl.Q (OP) replied with this 1.9 year ago, 8 minutes later, 10 hours after the original post[^] [v] #386,689

@previous
I feel smug because it gets 50mpg without having to use gigantic batteries.

Anonymous F replied with this 1.9 year ago, 7 minutes later, 10 hours after the original post[^] [v] #386,690

@previous
Your mpg is around average for mid range hatchbacks. ...and not as good as some larger saloons. Insurance wise you are paying through the nose. Mug not smug

Ashe replied with this 1.9 year ago, 53 minutes later, 11 hours after the original post[^] [v] #386,695

@386,683

> That's a purely electric car.

No it's a hybrid, has a petrol engine as well as the batteries.

doctor dreamworks md !jdTkvovFCQ joined in and replied with this 1.9 year ago, 24 seconds later, 11 hours after the original post[^] [v] #386,696

So does my grandma!

Anonymous H joined in and replied with this 1.9 year ago, 1 hour later, 12 hours after the original post[^] [v] #386,699

@previous
You mean your Grandma has a petrol engine as well as the batteries.

My Dad used to own a Ford Grandad ......????

doctor dreamworks md !jdTkvovFCQ replied with this 1.9 year ago, 3 hours later, 15 hours after the original post[^] [v] #386,710

@previous
i was talking about the golf! my grandma doesnt want any of those new fangled electric cars!

Anonymous B replied with this 1.9 year ago, 48 minutes later, 16 hours after the original post[^] [v] #386,711

@previous
disagree

HaikerensGuide !0VegJ9Jl.Q (OP) replied with this 1.9 year ago, 4 hours later, 21 hours after the original post[^] [v] #386,743

@386,690
The average is great, though. And I have to go through stop-and-go city traffic.
And the insurance companies do not even know of my existence yet. Feels great to be invisible yet covered.
@386,695
I'd rather have a Volvo V60 plug-in diesel hybrid, which gets around 120mpg.
http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1080602_2013-volvo-v60-plug-in-diesel-hybrid-begins-production-u-sbound

HaikerensGuide !0VegJ9Jl.Q (OP) double-posted this 1.9 year ago, 1 minute later, 21 hours after the original post[^] [v] #386,745

@386,696
My grandma has a Mercedes E-class from 2009.

Anonymous I joined in and replied with this 1.9 year ago, 32 minutes later, 22 hours after the original post[^] [v] #386,749

@386,690

American gallons, moron, not Imperial.

Anonymous J joined in and replied with this 1.9 year ago, 35 minutes later, 22 hours after the original post[^] [v] #386,753

Of course Walter drives a little faggy hipster 3 door. It's almost as gay as MAtt's Yaris.

Anonymous A (OP) replied with this 1.9 year ago, 13 minutes later, 22 hours after the original post[^] [v] #386,759

@previous
5-door.

Falco !a7Q.SWNEJw joined in and replied with this 1.9 year ago, 4 minutes later, 22 hours after the original post[^] [v] #386,762

@OP

holy shit how did you get your hands on a tdi golf??

Anonymous J replied with this 1.9 year ago, 3 minutes later, 22 hours after the original post[^] [v] #386,764

@386,759
Faggy hipster 5 door

Anonymous A (OP) replied with this 1.9 year ago, 2 minutes later, 23 hours after the original post[^] [v] #386,766

@386,762
it was dad's
dad got an audi TDI
oddly enough, it probably wouldn't pass California emissions standards

(Edited 33 seconds later.)

Ashe replied with this 1.9 year ago, 8 hours later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #386,823

@386,743

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