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Old October 7th, 2009, 16:42   #1
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Default 2010 Green Car of the Year Finalists

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Old October 7th, 2009, 17:25   #2
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Default 2010 TDI Golf one of five finalists for 2010 green car of the year

"The Green Car of the Year award is given out by the Green Car Journal, which narrows the field of green cars down to five and then turns over the decision to pick a winner to "jurors such as Jay Leno, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Carroll Shelby, Matt Petersen of Global Green USA and the Sierra Club's Carl Pop." The winner will be announced in LA on December 3"

Vote for the Golf TDI by clicking the link :-)

http://green.autoblog.com/2009/10/07...ds-two-diesel/
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Old October 8th, 2009, 05:25   #3
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So is this based on actually being green or just what comes out of the tailpipe? Until battery technology advances far beyond what it it today I don't see how any hybrid full of batteries can be considered green.
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Old October 8th, 2009, 08:08   #4
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Old October 8th, 2009, 10:59   #5
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My TDI is a great car, but the Milan hybrid is more deserving of my vote.
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Old October 8th, 2009, 16:28   #6
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I vote the Golf TDI now, but I'm not buying another car until there is a new wave of technology in the showrooms. Hydrogen? EV/batteries? Who knows just now...
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Old October 8th, 2009, 16:46   #7
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If the sierra club is voting I'll make sure to put the winner on the 'not to buy' list. Can't think of a group who has done more to destroy 'real world' efforts towards environmental conservation... Well, maybe the EPA.
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Old October 8th, 2009, 17:34   #8
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I already have a green Golf. I want the next one to be a different color.

Seriously, though. This enviro-fanaticism is getting ridiculous.
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Old October 9th, 2009, 11:01   #9
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How can they have the golf and A3? Both have the exact same engine. Oh well it doubles the chances of a tdi winning.
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Old October 9th, 2009, 13:39   #10
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How can they have the golf and A3? Both have the exact same engine. Oh well it doubles the chances of a tdi winning.
Actually, it probably cuts the chances in half, since it will dilute TDI votes across two cars.
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Old October 9th, 2009, 14:26   #11
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If the sierra club is voting I'll make sure to put the winner on the 'not to buy' list. Can't think of a group who has done more to destroy 'real world' efforts towards environmental conservation... Well, maybe the EPA.
What would be the basis for this thought, specifics?
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Old October 9th, 2009, 15:46   #12
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Yawn.
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Old October 9th, 2009, 16:58   #13
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They have diluted the TDI vote bu having two near identical vehicles. Chosen a Mercury that nobody buys rather than the Ford Fusion.

Seems to me this is rigged in favor of the Pious..Prius.
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Old October 11th, 2009, 00:16   #14
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What would be the basis for this thought, specifics?
The Sierra Club gives environmentalism a bad name -- it's just another branch of the CPUSA.
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Old October 11th, 2009, 06:12   #15
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My vote for the best "green" form of transportation: your feet

But wait, the EPA wants to say that CO2 is a pollutant and walking increases CO2 production, so walking is polluting.
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