fuel scoffing us pick ups




 
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Boots
 
June 1st, 2004  
Pollux
 

Topic: fuel scoffing us pick ups


40% of the us fuel is used by private cars.
i heared bush cancelled law that the industy forbid to build cars that need more than 17litres for 100kilomenters.
why do us cars need so much fuel?
here in europe the average need is 7,8 litres.
and the big trucks here need not more than 13-14 litres
and almost noone drives them because its too expensive.
Im asking because i read just an article about the increasing oil prices.
so what do you think?
June 1st, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
everything is big in the US....
June 1st, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Well I drive a BIG truck that gets 7.5 miles per gallon of gas, but I need it, I haul livestock and other heavy trailers over mountains (I live at 5200 ft) with it and often have to go off-road (not so much of an issue for you Europeans from what I've seen) to get jobs such as woodcutting and irrigation done as well as for recreation. I also used to use it to haul equipment and material when I worked for a building contractor, and often these cargoes overflowed my 8 foot truck bed, so it would have been interesting to see one of your European vehicles handle them, let alone being able to haul two full yards of base rock or gravel. We also frequently drive huge distances (200+ miles) and therefore a larger and resultantly more comfortable vehicle is a great asset.
Such size and power may not be necessary for you, but for many Americans, it is in fact a necessity.
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Boots
June 1st, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
Lets put it this way BMW X-5 has about 4000cc(tell me if i'm wrong)
and Ford excursion nearly 10000cc ,now thats a truck engine.
June 1st, 2004  
Pollux
 
of course if you you need such a engine why not.
but i think that many citizens drive them because theyre cool.
by the way if i need a 10000cc i buy a truck, not a pick up.
and when i look at the us industry they construct bigger and stronger vehicles, because everybody wants them.
Is everybody moving to the middle west to become a farmer?
June 1st, 2004  
I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S
 
Give me a 5.7L 350ci HEMI with 340HP and i will be a happy man
June 1st, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pollux
of course if you you need such a engine why not.
but i think that many citizens drive them because theyre cool.
by the way if i need a 10000cc i buy a truck, not a pick up.
and when i look at the us industry they construct bigger and stronger vehicles, because everybody wants them.
Is everybody moving to the middle west to become a farmer?
I don't live in the midwest and I'm not a farmer, a lot of different people from different walks of life need trucks.

By the way, what is the difference between a truck and a pickup to you, Sir? Here they are one and the same.
June 1st, 2004  
I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S
 
i know a truck and a pickup have the same meaning to me. I would love to have a Chevy Duramaz or Dodge's Turbo Cummings man them things are beautiful...
June 1st, 2004  
Sooners1
 
 
I drive a '02 Ford F250, is that a pick up or a trcuk? Either way you look at it I use my truck for everything from haulin livestock for my uncle, pullin my camper, to gettin kids from school. I get the same mileage with my deisel as my wife does with her '04 town and country.
June 1st, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
Big country,big cars,big fuel usage