New VW gets 258 MPG.. price? $600 !

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  1. Apocalypse_Now

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    WOW! Isn't that cute! My daughter had a pink Barbie Car that is a little bit bigger than that.

    Yeah, now with Toyota on the ropes, VW will be next!
     

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    Kinda cool. I'm sure OPEC hates it and that's fine by me. HH
     
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    That'd be one heck of a personal commuter car. Looks scary though. They say it's as safe as a race car...but do you want to be the crash test dummy when some idiot in an Escalade rear ends or T-bone's you? I wonder if it has A/C or a radio/MP3 player?
     
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    It looks better then most of its kind.

    I think I like it.

    I am thinking it will be pronounced illegal to license for on highway use. (looks safer then a moped to me, go figure...)
     
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    how is the price so low ?

    those headlights alone look like they would cost 600
     
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    heck it would be totalled from curb rash,

    or an out of control bicycle / or big wheel ..
     
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    I guess not being able to see out the back/behind you in traffic would get old really really fast.
     
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    Sort of makes carpooling obsolete!
     
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    I just noticed...it seems to have rear view cameras/monitors rather than rear view mirrors.
     
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    At $600 who cares?

    Besides, you could fix it with printer paper and some Elmers paste:rofl:




    I could live with that:cool:
     
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    When you're splattered all over the bumper of a Kia you might.
     
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    there is no way they are sticking any quality cameras and monitors in that vehicle and keeping the price at 600,

    it just doesnt work that way ..
     
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    It really doesn't ... side mirrors are sufficient, for me anyway.
     
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    VW 1-Liter tandem city car tipped for 2010 production


    VW 1-Liter tandem city car tipped for 2010 productionEnlarge PhotoAs outrageous as the idea of a production 1L/100km (235mpg) car sounds, more reports have emerged confirming the ultra-frugal car is in fact in development and that it could be on the market by as early as 2010. At last year's Frankfurt Motor Show senior VW exec Ferdinand Piëch claimed the car would be available by the end of the decade and a month later, CEO Martin Winterkorn backed up the claim as well as providing some of the production details. The latest reports indicate the car might not be a single-cylinder petrol design like the concept, but a two-cylinder diesel-electric mild hybrid.

    Discussing the car's sales potential last year, Winterkorn stressed that the 1-Liter “would not be a best seller” and thus will only be produced in limited numbers. Its body will be constructed from carbon fiber, plastic and magnesium. Top speed with the one-cylinder 0.3L engine of the 2002 1-Liter concept was expected to be around 120km/h with average fuel consumption around the 1L/100km mark (235mpg). Those numbers aren't expected to change much with the shift to the diesel hybrid design. The change is expected to add drivability and low-end acceleration to the car, although its lightweight will also make easy work for even the small engine and motor combination.

    The vehicle's weight is estimated to be a mere 300kg (660lb) thanks to its small size, tandem seating configuration and lightweight construction. That would make the car a very difficult structure to secure in the event of an accident, especially with the panoramic fighter-jet style canopy over the occupants and the very low profile of the car. VW seems confident that it can get the car produced and certified for on-road use, however.

    Pricing is expected to fall somewhere between €20,000 and €30,000 ($31,400 to $47,100). Assembly is tipped to take place in VW's prototype shop, which can produce 1,000 cars per year at full tilt, reports CAR.

    The version from 2002 ended up doing even better than its target fuel efficiency, requiring just 0.89L/100km (achieving 264mpg). Whether the new diesel hybrid will achieve similar results remains to be seen. Click here to read our previous story on the VW 1-Liter.
     
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    VW claims they are safe in roll overs or collisions. The body is carbon fiber

    I ride motorcycles.. how safe are they against a big truck?
     
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    True, but I bet they work at least as good as the mirrors on my motorcycle. :whistling:


    I can't find any side mirrors in the pictures, but if you look to each side of the speedometer there appears to be two small screens.

    I driven some in straight trucks and pulled a few trailers, side mirrors are sufficient but having nothing to see behind you really gets old.



    Edit: At $30,000+ I am no longer interested :shocked:
     
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    Honestly, I would never take that think on the highway. But if your commute is typical city, where speeds rarely go over 35, why not? Certainly safer than a scooter, cheaper too.