"Green" Car of the Year?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Tsal, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. mike_v_s

    mike_v_s Guest

  2. *smb

    *smb Guest

    Nov 26, 2006
    Yes, it genuinely is true. They had a good laugh about it on Top Gear.
  3. Matt_W

    Matt_W Guest

    May 3, 2007
    Leeds, UK
    Dear god. Hahahahahaha, you can only laugh.
  4. Pfft, if there is a Green Car of the Year surely MajorMetal owns it?
  5. RWP


    Jul 1, 2006
    Funny, and sad all at once. :meh:
  6. FL Knifemaker

    FL Knifemaker Guest

    Apr 9, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    Stupid Merucins :ninja:

    What........does it run on one cylinder around town and 3 on the highway?? :rollno:

    We make quite a few good Green Vehicles too :meh:
  7. *smb

    *smb Guest

    Nov 26, 2006
    It does 21 miles per gallon! That's absolutely appalling by any standard! I really don't see how anyone could think this car "green"
  8. mike_v_s

    mike_v_s Guest

    Here's where you are wrong. I'd be pretty damn impressed in the space shuttle got 21 mpg.

  9. flakeh

    flakeh Inactive

    Apr 21, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    My friends 91 ford f150 EFI does that....Sure, it didn't come like that, but it sure is efficient!:bassist:
  10. Rusty Chainsaw

    Rusty Chainsaw Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2002
    NJ via London
    Well, a Chevy Suburban is only a little bit smaller than the Space Shuttle... :D

    But seriously, that's atrocious. I nominate the VW Polo BlueMotion... over 70mpg, 99g/km CO2 emissions, plus good-looking and practical... this is the sort of car that needs to be sold in the US.

  11. HollowBassman


    Jun 24, 2007
    Hancock, MD

    Not only is that not a "car", but it's not even green!!!:scowl:
  12. mike_v_s

    mike_v_s Guest

    Is anyone outside of the US aware that this magazine isn't even available on any newstand I've been to (I frequently buy car magazines from such places)? Don't get me wrong, it makes for a great joke on the Stupid US of A, but you're making a pretty big mistake by assuming that this magazine represents anything beyond what the staff thinks or that we as a nation voted for the vehicle. You may return to regularily scheduled "this is why we mock you" discussion.


    EDIT: If this magazine is more widely circulated than I am aware, I'm open to correction.
  13. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Actually Jay Leno did a pretty good defense of this decision in his column in a UK newspaper last weekend. If you forgive me paraphrasing it was basically saying that:
  14. mike_v_s

    mike_v_s Guest

    I agree and considered posting somehting similar, but went with "space shuttle" post instead. It's funnier.

  15. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Aug 16, 2005

    hmm... too goddamne bad we cant get that here... but what am i sayin... that 21 from the tahoe is better than the 14.6 from my sled or 15 from my 66 F-100... but maybe my next vehicle will be better (2 seats, 4-cyl or smaller)

    oh... and i really dont like the looks of that car, i actually do use the truck as a truck, and at what i'm guessing is about $15000 or less the dealers wouldn't want it here because it would be too competitive with another vehicle or it dont cost enough money to seem to be able to make a profit in america to some brilliant corporate idiot
  16. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Inactive

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    Space shuttle uses clean combustion... just hydrogen and oxygen mixing that has to be green whatever of the millenium.
  17. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Inactive

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    Ive driven a mercedes Ml55 when you get over 200kmh that thing drinks 33 liters @100 km and under 120 it does 22liters...

    Whats the horsepower of that hybrid?
  18. We don't need them laughing at us because we're touchy as well.
  19. Weston

    Weston Guest

    Dec 10, 2007
    On the other hand, if your hauling 6 people in it, it would be the equivalent of 126mpg per person... some people actually use the extra 6 seats.