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Old 7th September 2005, 16:56   #11
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It's just,e verybody should driver more economic and cars shouldn't have so much power (and many large cylinders), I mean, my mum's car is a Ford Fiesta 1.1, the car can do 120/u, easily, you don't need much more power/speed.

LPG is a good alternative, it's cheap, but you can't park in underground garages (you're not allowed because of possible gas leaks).
On the other hand, the tanks aren't big, so you'll have to visit the gas station more often.
 
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1) I drove LPG powered car in 1968.
2) Volumetric = Cylinder Volume (capacity) x RPM: a low rpm high capacity engine versus high rpm small capacity engine produce the same HP and burn the same amount of fuel and volume of air.
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Old 7th September 2005, 17:35   #13
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1) I drove LPG powered car in 1968.
2) Volumetric = Cylinder Volume (capacity) x RPM: a low rpm high capacity engine versus high rpm small capacity engine produce the same HP and burn the same amount of fuel and volume of air.
Well, combine, low volumetric and low rpm, don't know why it shouldn't work (k, I know I'm a car n00b, I'm young, don't know anything about life and the world, I sometimes am very na´ve, but somewhere I've gotta be right ).

Hybrid cars can be a sollution too, but there are only few (none ?) available, plus as soon as you hit 50 (? migth depend on the car) you'll start driving on gas again. So it's useless on the freeway.
 
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My 1998 Honda Civics SI was doing 40 Mpg (60km) and my V-8 Grand Prix returned 28 MPG on daily commute. Should I get another new car, it would be hybrid "gas and electric".

For over 1,000 miles nothing beats the V-8 GM/Ford cars;not even my brother's XJ.

As for car n00b, I have been to auto mechanic school just to learn more and eight years in auto part manufacturing covering pistons, timing chain-valves - alternators-Starters-cams etc. I still get mechanic price from most auto part stores
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