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#54229 - 04/16/05 05:25 PM Re: OT: politics
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Registered: 07/13/04
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i would start using a ten speed if my customers would not mind me dripping with sweat when i worked in their office. lol
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#54230 - 04/16/05 05:25 PM Re: OT: politics
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Thanks ... Ford, like Chevrolet, has produced a flex fuel engine for twelve years. The problem is, other than municipalities, very few people will buy one. Both company's engines will run on ethanol, natural gas or propane. You cannot even tell the difference in the driving experience. Ford also spent literally millions advertising the engine ... and was ignored. In 1995, They had plans for half the vehicles sold to have this engine.

Now the general public wants a scapegoat as to why we are so dependent on foreign oil.

EDIT ... Would anyone like to guess how much this optional engine costs ?


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#54231 - 04/16/05 05:28 PM Re: OT: politics
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craig- 1995 was ten years ago and the only liquid i cared about then was beer. but why was it ignored? what were the cons (real or imagined)?
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#54232 - 04/16/05 05:29 PM Re: OT: politics
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Registered: 06/22/03
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Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

To tell you the truth I am the only one I know that runs a flex fuel vehical.As far as performance goes I can't tell the difference.Mileage is pretty close to the same too.
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#54233 - 04/16/05 05:30 PM Re: OT: politics
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Snakeyes ... IT is available today ... and has been available on ALL regular Taurus and Sable models since the 1994 model year...
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#54234 - 04/16/05 05:32 PM Re: OT: politics
snakeyes Offline
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i know it is available. i was more asking why in 95 when ford was pushing it why did it get luke warm acceptance?
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#54235 - 04/16/05 05:32 PM Re: OT: politics
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I believe Chrysler also produced some flex fuel engines.
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#54236 - 04/16/05 05:33 PM Re: OT: politics
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The flex-fuel engine has the identical performance as does the standard fuel engine ... will run to 200,000 miles easily, and cost ......... ZERO. It is a NO CHARGE option.
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#54237 - 04/16/05 05:34 PM Re: OT: politics
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Snakeyes ... The reason it did not get more notice, is we tend to not care when things are rolling.
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#54238 - 04/16/05 05:37 PM Re: OT: politics
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Thats it it didnt smell funny cost more anything like that? no downsides at all be itreal or counter marketing? hard to believe. im not arguing with its just a little shocking is all.
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