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Yes that is one HECK of a motor. Just wait till you see the cam drive on that motor!! They are all gear driven, and the gear train loooks like a swiss watch. I will try to get a picture when I get back to work next week. BTW these are all ready selling overseas. From what they tell us they can't make a much as they can sell, so they have not brought them over yet.

BTW the truck/car itself is a real nice packedge. Rides nice, good off road, and has some of the best brakes around. You MUST use your seat belt, becouse if you slam those brakes, you ARE coming out of the seat if it's not on.
 

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Oh have you seen one up close? They are a LOT bigger then they look. Did not realise how big they are till you get close to one.
 

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$57,800 Will i wont be getting one anytime soon:dazed:
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Originally posted by Chief
The wife is hot on one of these! Me too! :thumbsup:

Touareg V10 TDI
You and your wife have my blessing on purchasing that beast, Chief! Maybe you can sell it to me or Jody in about 20 years.

What is the future for diesel passenger vehicles in the US. I know they got a handle on the emissions, but will the EPA eventually regulate passenger diesels out of existence?
 

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140 mph is pretty impressive for a vehicle that size and still capable of over 25 mpg. :thumbsup:
 

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Not a diesel, but a turbo VW rocket, non-the-less.
My wife drove a Toureg and really like it. Maybe if that lucky lottery ticket pays off. The V-6 started at 36K.
 

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Forgoet that one Wheelyboy. we just got the new R32 in. all wheel drive,6 speed,3.2L vr6 over 200hp. Makes that little 1.8L turbo look like a slug.
 

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Slug seems so derogatory. I prefer escargot.

Mine has the 6 speed, front wheel drive, and 180HP. Seems to be plenty of power. Getting on the freeway the other day, she was going 60MHP when I shifted from 3rd to 4th at only 5500 RPM. cruisin
 

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ya yous is pretty fast. But trust me, take the r32 for a drive. WOW! And I am not a huge VW fan, and I would bye one.
 

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Re: Re: VW Pocket Rocket Diesel For 2005?

Originally posted by MowHoward2210
You and your wife have my blessing on purchasing that beast, Chief! Maybe you can sell it to me or Jody in about 20 years.

What is the future for diesel passenger vehicles in the US. I know they got a handle on the emissions, but will the EPA eventually regulate passenger diesels out of existence?
This is just my opinion Mow, but I think that with the never ending rising costs of imported oil and instability of OPEC nations; the US will eventually be pushed down the bio/renewable fuels path in earnest. The US produces enough oil seed producing crops such as soy bean, sun flower, and corn to nearly meet half the demand for heating oil and diesel in the US market.

This would be a drastic enough reduction of demand for imported oil that I doubt that the OPEC nations could survive very long at their current pricing and would have to drasticly lower their prices. The US could gradually increase its domestic production of bio/renewable fuels to the point of near self sufficiency eventually. The biggest hurdle is for the US market producers such as ADM and the oil companies to reach and understanding and tool up for production.

Can you imagine the boost to the US economy if all those oil dollars currently spent on imported oil went to the US market instead. Would be a LOT of happy farmers just to name a few! Right now there are a LOT of if's in this equation and the tree huggers are going to have to decide if they like driving cars and truck enough to relax NOX and particulate regulations set forth in the EPA Tier II requirements.
 
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