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Forum: Off-Topic Today, 12:53 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 17,270
Posted By xcel
Re: Cool Video of the Day

Hi All:

Kids react to a Walkman... :)

http://www.youtube.com/v/Uk_vV-JRZ6E?version=3

Wayne
Forum: Honda Civic Hybrid Today, 11:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,185
Posted By xcel
Re: XCEL, M SANTOS,tarabel etc, AMONG OTHERS where are they? what car are they using

Hi Fileaudio:

Had the Insight-I for a spell and moved to the Accord way back in 05. Now a Prius PHEV-11.

Wayne
Forum: Start Your Journey Here Today, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By xcel
Re: HOWDY Y'ALL...New Member From Texas

Hi Sherri:

This may help. :)

Shell and a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Star in the #TracktoTrack Challenge (http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48727)

Think of it as a Durango on Steroids...
Forum: In the News Today, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,057
Posted By xcel
Re: 2014 NYIAS: The Most Fuel Efficient Automobile in the US Is? 2015 VW Jetta TDI

Hi Charlie:

Here in IL and especially in California, diesel costs less by as much as $0.20 per gallon. Beating the $0.60 diesel premium this past winter would have been very tough to bare for a TD...
Forum: Honda Civic Hybrid Today, 10:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,185
Posted By xcel
Re: XCEL, M SANTOS,tarabel etc, AMONG OTHERS where are they? what car are they using

Hi Fileaudio:

I cannot divulge what I was driving unless the manufacturer allows me to. Right now they do not. Maybe in late June?

Wayne
Forum: In the News Today, 10:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 97
Posted By xcel
Monster El Nino May Be Brewing

http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/2/AmericanFlag.jpgReady for a ’90s El Niño flashback?...
Forum: In the News Today, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By xcel
Re: Motor City to Host the Shell Eco-marathon America’s in 2015

Hi Twoodcc:

Thanks!

I am concerned most with the weather. Strong winds from any direction off the 60% cone and it’s a killer. Meaning we have a 1 in 6 chance of favorable winds. Those are not good...
Forum: New Automobile Specifications Yesterday, 05:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,079
Posted By xcel
Re: 2015 Honda Fit Pricing, Options and Specifications

Hi Andrew:

They should be on dealership showrooms now. Have you taken a look ad had the chance to sit inside? I liked the rear seat leg room and total passenger volume but that front seat track was...
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 19,891
Posted By xcel
Re: Car Pic of the day

Hi All:

My ‎Concours d'Elegance in downtown Houston, TX is just one week away.

2014 Shell Eco-marathon Americas

http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/2/Shell_Eco-Marathon_Americas_2014.jpg

Most of...
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 03:36 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 17,270
Posted By xcel
Re: Cool Video of the Day

Hi All:

Thought this was cool and cute at thew same time. :)

http://www.youtube.com/v/FSRlUsQ7TJ8?version=3

Wayne
Forum: The Daily Grind Yesterday, 02:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,786
Posted By xcel
Re: Over 200 PMPG yesterday!!

Hi Essaunders:

An do it over a 93.9 mile route both coming and going!

Wayne
Forum: General Yesterday, 02:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,379
Posted By xcel
Re: Kammback try on a Honda FIT

Hi Jason:

How is it coming? Would love to see some streamer action before and after as I suspect the flow it will be much smoother off the back now.

TIA

Wayne
Forum: General Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By xcel
Re: Tesla, Alliance seek U.S. regulators' OK to ditch side mirrors

Hi All:

It will only be a matter of time. With Honda's LaneWatch, it is the first comprehensive system to check your blind spot on the right side while still being fully DOT compliant with mirrors....
Forum: General Yesterday, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By xcel
Re: New tires

Hi Schuylkill:

Ran the 44 psi max pressure rated MXV4 Plus' at 60 psi on the Accord for over 125,000 miles. I had to discard them due to age, not wear.

Replaced them with Goodyear Assurance...
Forum: In the News Yesterday, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By xcel
Re: 300mpg Diesel-Electric Hybrid Unveiled by Volkswagen

Hi All:

I get a derisive e-mail about this story from someone who called themselves eaamon:

It looked like this:

I kindly told her it was not our story and that the XL-1 is certainly capable of...
Forum: In the News Yesterday, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By xcel
Re: Motor City to Host the Shell Eco-marathon America’s in 2015

Hi All:

Shell-RAM Houston Shell Eco-marathon to Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn

http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/2/Google_map_of_1_286_mile_route.jpg
Google Map - 1,286 miles

If anyone lives...
Forum: In the News Yesterday, 01:59 AM
Replies: 477
Views: 18,420
Posted By xcel
Re: Automobile recalls, a necessary evil

Hi All:

Most 12/13 Passat’s need a new headlight holder.

Manufacturer: Volkswagen

2012-2013 VW Passat

Report Receipt Date: Mar 17, 2014
Forum: In the News Yesterday, 01:37 AM
Replies: 477
Views: 18,420
Posted By xcel
Re: Automobile recalls, a necessary evil

Hi All:

A small number of Zero’s need new Motors

Manufacturer: Zero Motorcycles

2014 Zero DS
2014 Zero FX
2014 Zero S
2014 Zero SR
Forum: In the News Yesterday, 01:23 AM
Replies: 477
Views: 18,420
Posted By xcel
Re: Automobile recalls, a necessary evil

Hi All:

Some previous gen Mazda6s need spider work

Manufacturer: MAZDA

2010-2012 MAZDA6

Report Receipt Date: Mar 11, 2014
Forum: In the News 04-18-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By xcel
Re: Motor City to Host the Shell Eco-marathon America’s in 2015

Hi All:

A few more after driving to the only RAM dealer in all of Northern IL this that had a RamBox on a 5'-7"...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-18-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 19,891
Posted By xcel
Re: Car Pic of the day

Hi All:

I had to drive a few cities over to find one but here is the 2014 RAM 1500 with a 5’-7” bed and the optional RamBox Cargo Management System. 84 inches even with the short...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-18-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 17,270
Posted By xcel
Re: Cool Video of the Day

Hi All:

The Space X Falcon 9 reusable First Stage rendered video. It could lower the cost of space flight by an order of magnitude and even...
Forum: In the News 04-18-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By xcel
Re: Motor City to Host the Shell Eco-marathon America’s in 2015

Hi All:

A little reconnoitering last night at a local RAM dealership.

http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/2/Tailgate_down_-_90_inch_bed_length_-_Tailgate_up_-_67_inch_bed_length.jpg

Wayne
Forum: In the News 04-18-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,057
Posted By xcel
Re: 2014 NYIAS: The Most Fuel Efficient Automobile in the US Is? 2015 VW Jetta TDI

Hi Andrew:

100. :p ;)

SI Prius, as you have somewhat surmised, where the Accord HEV and most hybrids falls apart is high speeds with higher loads. Set CC at 75 mph in the AH while crossing the...
Forum: In the News 04-17-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,057
Posted By xcel
Re: 2014 NYIAS: The Most Fuel Efficient Automobile in the US Is? 2015 VW Jetta TDI

Hi SI Prius:

The above charts are not part of the EPA but what a given car is worth on the Interstate in comparable conditions to another car.

As you pointed out, the Prius will best a TD on a...
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