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VW Passat 78.5 MPG (Imperial gallon) 65.2 MPG US gallon in the Uk

THIS WILL PISS YOU OFF, VW is not allowed by the US government to sell high milage cars to US consumers. VW even makes the cars here that get 78 mpg but must ship it over seas. I have added this link that shows a test drive world record with the passat which was 75 mpg US



http://www.vehix.com/blog/most-popular/fuel-efficient/vw-tdi-drives-1531-miles-on-one-tank



This is NOT my video, credits go to orginial uploader fldallyb on youtube


Added: May-2-2012 Occurred On: Apr-16-2012
By: laplante19
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  • I have the B5.5 1.9TDi passat and it gets about 55mpg so the bluemotion is next. It's such a shame that the Us restricts this. Imagine how many more people would travel in the US if they could get 1500 miles to a tank?

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  • Doesent matter what your gas mileage is, the price will change to reflect the what the gpm on the cars is in the country, so what really needs to be calculated is the $$$ (cost)per mile driven. The corporations will adjust the price accordingly to make sure thier quarterly reports shows PROFIT.
    So, when fuel mileage is extended, the price of fuel will rise accordingly, just the same way the electric company increases its rates when people cut back on thier electricity to save money, THEY RAISE T More..

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  • In Brazil they offer a Dodge Dakota pick up truck with a four cylinder diesel engine that is the exact truck we have here in the U.S. with 4WD/RWD but the U.S. does not offer this option while the 3.9 V-6 and the 318 V8 are geting 13 MPG why,probably because of this same reason VW is not allowed to import these diesel Passat's

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  • Thank you for posting this. What US regulation keeps VW from selling this in the states?

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    • @Blklight
      Answer: None. It's economics. The EU version costs more and doesn't compete with other vehicles available on our market that are manufactured for less. They used to make the same car they sold in the EU for the US market but it was considered a failure because it was more expensive than all it's competitors here. You have to balance the savings over time with the upfront savings and the math wasn't there for their product to be a better value so they didn't sell many of them (the More..

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    • @JamesRWII

      Thanks nice explanation for us econ newbies.

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  • Why is the government restricting this? Can you point me to a website with the bill?

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  • I have a Hyundai i30 1.6L diesel that gets that mileage on country trips. What's the excitement?

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    • @DEADBEEF you arent very smart are you... they arent excited it gets good milage, theyre pissed off they arent allowed to buy it, pretty much for no reason....

      read the words, think, understand. Yaaaay, then you wont need to make a stupid comment and devalue your opinion to others.

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  • The US market doesn't support the smaller EU version. VW used to sell the same Passat as is sold in the EU here in the US but it didn't sell very well. It was too expensive and too small to effectively compete with it's competitors so they came up with a larger version with a lower price. Cheaper components and of course the size effects the mileage. They used to sell them for $25-30k and they have managed to get the price down under $20k. Now it sells here much better than before.

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  • Yeah, I saw this model on Top-Gear as well during one of their MPG challenges. I was also thinking, "why the heck can't we get this car here?" Ah, the government... helping us out as always...

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  • Big oil. It owns you. Id fucking riot.

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  • in the real world this MPG is bullshit

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    • @Matchill
      Your math and gas prices are off. A US gallon of gas costs more than $8 a gallon in Germany.
      Average price 1,649 Euro
      translates to~ $2.17 per liter.
      Multiply by 3.79 liters per gallon
      get $8.22 per US gallon.

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    • @Matchill
      That's the price for American military (on base, check the available locations) not Germans. The prices for Germans are as I stated.
      Source: http://gasoline-germany.com/statistik.phtml

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    • @Matchill. So much for a free market. The volt was a money grab. It was subsidized 250000 per car sold. It was garbage to begin with and they used it to steal their developement money back behind our backs. Also the car in question is MADE HERE but must be exported.

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    • @Matchill Vain.

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  • Of course.

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  • Who cares you worthless little asshole.

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