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#3980 of 4019 EPA: Toyota and Honda Tops as Fuel Leaders
Oct 19, 2006 (12:49 pm)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Toyota Prius gas/electric hybrid topped the EPA's 2007 fuel economy list, with its 60 mpg city and 51 mpg highway ratings. The Lamborghini Murciélago was ranked the worst on the list, with a 9 mpg city and 14 mpg highway rating.
#3983 of 4019 An aftermarket emissions filter that also increases fuel economy
Jan 10, 2007 (10:43 am)
I read about this on www.sabertec.org. This thing clamps onto the tailpipe and reduces emmissions and increases fuel economy. Is that possible and how would it work. Also is it available anywhere.
#3984 of 4019 Nothing certified to work
Jan 10, 2007 (10:54 am)
Nothing has ever been officially recognized or scientifically certified to increase gas mileage.
And it's installed at the tailpipe, AFTER the fuel has burned?
#3985 of 4019 Re: Corrction - It is certified to work. Nothing certified to work [larsb]
Jan 16, 2007 (9:02 am)
I did some more research and the blade is certified by a automotive laboratory in brazil. the same lab that Ford, GM and Daimler use in Latin america. It's certified for both emmissions reductions 25% or greater in CO CO2, NOX, HC and Methane and fuel consumption reduction of 10%. A mechanic explained that the backpressure created by the device provides more efficient combustion at a reduced temperature. Just cuz it isn't immediatly obvious doesn't mean it is impossible. Also the device has been tested in the US and will be written up in a Harvard University publication in Feb according to Sabertec folks.
#3986 of 4019 Re: Corrction - It is certified to work. Nothing certified to work [tandkob]
by kirstie_h HOST
Jan 16, 2007 (9:04 am)
It'd be helpful if you'd provide links to some certification studies... folks are bound to be skeptical given the volume of useless products on the market.
#3987 of 4019 Re: Corrction - It is certified to work. Nothing certified to work [tandkob]
Apr 02, 2007 (7:14 am)
The "Harvard publication" mentioned is one I edit for employees. We publish recommendations from readers -- mostly for restaurants but also for stores, theaters, services, garages, etc. We don't follow-up on the recommendations, as it is a community-based publication where we trust community members to represent ONLY themselves, not a product salesment. I received a recommendation for "The Blade" which I though was a legitimate reader suggestion, but am now looking into the veracity and honesty of the submission. Harvard in no way endorses or has anything to do with this product.
#3988 of 4019 Re: Corrction - It is certified to work. Nothing certified to work [esther
Apr 02, 2007 (7:28 am)
Welcome to the Forum.
In this day of Internet so much that is reported as fact is only opinion. Thank you for keeping us all honest. I am sure your publication does not like to be used for erroneous endorsements.
#3989 of 4019 Are Hybrids a good choice?
Apr 02, 2007 (7:57 am)
Moved out of the diesel discussion to the hybrids,
Every automaker jumping on the hybrid bandwagon.
Reason? They had no idea how many suckers were out there. We all know that the reliability of the Prius is a big question mark. If I was selling them they would be the best thing since peanut butter.
Nissan for one is not jumping on willingly. They know the future holds nothing but grief for all that added complexity. Just the NAV screen alone is a grand to replace and it has not been without its failures. I notice everyone ignored the poster with the latest screen failure. The only Prius posters that get recognition are the ones that have something good to say.
Quote from surprised Prius owner:
After I went ballistic, I've been trying to find out who I complain to about highway robbery. One part! $1000. I'm only a teacher but I do know that unless it's gold or diamond-encrusted, it shouldn't cost $500-1000.