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Old 11-10-2010, 04:48 PM   #15
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whoa. point taken
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:06 PM   #16
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Yeah, it would be horrible!
Those King Ranch Fords are dang nice trucks. Some day.....

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Old 11-10-2010, 05:34 PM   #17
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do a bus conversion, load it up and it blows the whole thing out of the water
Your bus can't touch the gal/person mileage of my cruise ship! The food, sleeping & entertainment is way better too!
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:26 PM   #18
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Hi, and even better mileage when that cruise ship has an engine fire, sitting in the Pacific ocean, and waiting for a tug boat.
ANOTHER reason to 'stream!
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:58 PM   #19
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Clearly finalcutjoe is the one wearing the Birkenstocks! If we were to use his logic, we would all be loaded into a Grayhound bus pulling a 22' Bambi. If I am not mistaken, this is the logic used by those on the far left that believe we should all be using mass transportation, not driving our own vehicles.
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:02 PM   #20
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Howzabout a Whizzer pulling an early model?

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Old 11-11-2010, 05:39 PM   #21
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If we are talking about the cost of a 1000 mile trip I think we need to also consider the cost of the fancy late model pick up/SUV and AS combination. Suddenly my 28 year old AS Moho looks pretty good.

If you want to talk strictly gallons per passenger mile my diesel smart is up to the challenge.

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Old 11-11-2010, 10:29 PM   #22
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ANOTHER reason to 'stream!
I agree! We where on the Splendor 3 months ago! They served steak and lobster, and I didn't see any spam or pop-tarts, but missed the Airstream the whole time anyway.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:06 AM   #23
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Didn't ya feel like you were cheating on her? The 'stream, I mean. LOL

When we purchased the "LUVSUB", we decided from then on, we were never going to get on another commercial jet (for pleasure), or stay in another hotel.

If we can't make an Airstream vacation out of it... we're not going!
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:09 AM   #24
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If you want to talk strictly gallons per passenger mile my diesel smart is up to the challenge.

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But it's 2 passenger, right?
Have to recognize the powerplant in that car, tho... pretty amazing... what kind of MPG do you get?
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:29 PM   #25
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But it's 2 passenger, right?
Have to recognize the powerplant in that car, tho... pretty amazing... what kind of MPG do you get?
Yeah it's a two seater. The engine is a 799cc, 3 cylinder turbo inter-cooled, CDI diesel. Driven reasonably 65 mpg is common but on the interstate with the cruise set at 75 and the AC on max cold it will drop to 50 ish. They really are amazing little cars and an absolute ball to drive.

The U.S. import smarts use a 1 liter normally aspirated Mitsubishi engine and they are 8" longer than the European smarts but are still a very interesting car when you really take a good look at them.

By the way the way it's only me and the wife so a two seater is all we need. We do have two smarts in the event we are going in different directions.

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Well, like motorcycles, it's great except for the other people on the roads...

Here's what a smart car looks like in a 10mph accident.



What do you suppose that 'fluid' is under there?
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:17 AM   #27
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Here's what a smart car looks like in a 10mph accident.
It was a Ford Escape, not a Smart car, and amazingly, no fatalities. See

snopes.com: Save the Planet with a Small Car
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Interesting.
I don't think snopes is the end all authority on all things internet viral, there's been enough cases where, for whatever reason, they've skewed the truth...

but, on second look, it does appear to be a lot more metal than you'd find on a smart...
the rims are definitely not FORD... look more to be Chrysler, what you might see on a Jeep Liberty
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