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The EPA Hates the Environment

Looking at the EPA’s website, notice almost all of the top-rated vehicles are hybrids, which have about double the complexity of an engine-only vehicle. Also notice most of these cars get a combined rating of around 42 MPG. I estimate … Continue reading

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98 Jetta TDI

I’ve been searching for an economy car for over a year now. I wanted something reliable, cheap, and of course, economical to drive. My target price was under $5000. I finally found one: A one-owner VW Jetta TDI (turbo direct … Continue reading

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W123 / 300D EGR, ARV, and ALDA systems

Recently, I’ve been working to get Betty running better.  My main complaint was how dog-ass-slow the car accelerated from a stop to about 20 MPH.  I installed a boost gauge and could see that the acceleration picked up as soon … Continue reading

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