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VW: diesel-hybrid Golf

Old 03-02-2008, 04:18 PM
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I used to own a PASSAT 1.8T with 5 valves per cylinder. Tiptronic gearbox. Very good acceleration. Very good at cruising. FE at around 11 to 12 km/l when new and reduced to 10 to 11 km/l 5 years later. Not bad comparing with my friend's PASSAT running with a 1.6l engine having a FE of just 6 to 7 km/l.

Of course I can't compare PASSAT's mileage with my Civic Hybrid's with I am now getting around 23 km/l. It would be nice if the VW Hybrid could offer the same acceleration / handling performance or better with the mentioned FE. I'll definitely look forward to the DSG. Fantastic gear shift.
Old 03-02-2008, 09:47 PM
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This is going to sell like hotcakes when it arrives here in the US. Couldn't get here quickly enough either: they think gas might hit $4/gallon this summer.
Old 03-03-2008, 12:21 AM
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It's already getting near to $ 8 / US gallon over here... (current average for diesel is £ 1.10 litre, = $ 2.20 / litre = $ 7.70 / us gallon)

Petrol is pretty much the same price, £ 1.06 / litre.

-- Edit:

The conversion factors I was using in the above (/ 20, then * 16) to convert imperial gallons to us gallons was wrong. The corrected figures are more like:

$ 8.08 for a us gallon of petrol
$ 8.67 for a us gallon of diesel

Last edited by MikeMarsUK; 03-24-2008 at 07:46 AM. Reason: Corrected conversion factors
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