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Old November 9th, 2010, 08:52   #9
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: CO

Originally Posted by richard_rsp View Post
LOL, ok, two things:

1) They are running the TDI in 6th gear at 50mph? Yeah, of course its not gonna get the same mileage as a hybrid, they are lugging the engine!... The TDI doesn't even get into it's powerband until ~1500 rpms. They need to drive the car like it is supposed to be driven.

2) Passing but not getting over 3,000 rpms??? of course its lethargic! That's using LESS than HALF of the available powerband. Max HP isnt even till ~4000 rpms!

This "review"'s test conditions feel SLIGHTLY biased...
EXACTLY what I was going to post. The TDI loves to be revved and provides better MPG that way anyway. This was one of the most pointless "comparisons" I have ever seen.

Like others, I too was looking at the CR-Z before I bought the TDI, the CR-Z is cute, but it is for the younger generation, I was looking for something more grown up and refined. Lack of any back seat is a downer too. Plus, 300lbs of batteries, no thanks.
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