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Upcoming Hatches (real or concept)

pocahontaspocahontas Posts: 802
edited March 6 in Ford
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Here's a direct link to Edmunds' First Drive of this new vehicle.

Also, join our new Hatchbacks discussion: Mercedes-Benz C230 (2002).

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  • pocahontaspocahontas Posts: 802
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    Take a look at Edmunds' First Look of the 2002 Mini Cooper.


    Here's a direct link to our Mini Cooper discussion.


    Happy Motoring!


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  • What about this one?

    When you open the link, scroll down.


    http://mars.post1.com/home/tks/saab.html

  • pocahontaspocahontas Posts: 802
    Thanks for the information and link. ;-)

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  • pocahontaspocahontas Posts: 802
    Join us in our new Mazda 5 door Sport discussion. Thanks!


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  • pocahontaspocahontas Posts: 802
    So is this a wagon or a hatchback sports sedan?

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    We're going to base our new IS 300 SportCross discussion on our Station Wagons Message Board, but it's possible that we'll eventually link this discussion to both the Hatchbacks and the Station Wagons Message board.


    Lexus describes it as "Not A Sedan, Not A Wagon - Something In Between."


    What do you think? ;-)


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  • pocahontaspocahontas Posts: 802
    The Ford FR200


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    Read about it here. What do you think? ;-)


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  • pocahontaspocahontas Posts: 802
    Another new hatchback that could also be thought of as a small station wagon. imho


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    What do you think? ;-) Find out more information about this upcoming vehicle in our new Toyota Matrix discussion. See ya there. ;-)


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  • pocahontaspocahontas Posts: 802
    Thanks for the link to the PT Cruiser convertible. Looks really cool! ;-)

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  • pocahontaspocahontas Posts: 802
    This message had been re-edited for a link correction. If you're interested in discussing the upcoming 2002 Focus ZX5 5 door, please join us in this new Hatchbacks Message Board discussion: Ford Focus ZX5 (2002).


    image Thanks for your participation! ;-)



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  • pocahontaspocahontas Posts: 802
    The 2002 Honda Civic Si (re-edited)


    Here's a direct link to Edmunds.com's (2001 New York Auto Show coverage) article of the 2002 Honda Civic Si. And if you're interested in discussing the 2002 Honda Civic Si, please join us in this new hatchback's discussion: Honda Civic Si (2002).

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  • pocahontaspocahontas Posts: 802
    The 2002 Acura RSX


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    For those interested in discussing the 2002 Acura RXS, please join us in this new discussion: Acura RSX (2002). See ya there! ;-)

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  • pocahontaspocahontas Posts: 802
    vehicles will probably have diesal in their fuel tanks, and spark plugs may soon be "museum pieces"... according to this article from Edmunds.com's News: Why diesel is the torque of the future. What do you think?


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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,886
    That is frightening. Not that I have anything against diesel, but I have a serious problem with the mindset that the "future" involves still using oil as fuel (in any form). When I think of the future, I think of Hydrogen power, solar power, wind power. Yeah, of course these things have been around for a LONG time, but, just like everything else worthwhile, it is taking decades to get it out of the development lab and into consumer hands. To me, even spending time developing diesel power is a complete joke. Get with it! Fossil fuel is not going to be around for much longer. We need to center all of our concentration on alternative means of propelling outselves around this rock.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • vadpvadp Posts: 1,025
    <<<Fossil fuel is not going to be around for much longer.>>>

    What does it mean? 25, 50, 100, 200 years?
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,886
    Whatever the time span is, its an exhaustible source and its WILL run out. So why spend so much time and energy figuring out better ways to use it?

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • vadpvadp Posts: 1,025
    What's the alternative?
    The wind/solar powered cars? You must be jockeyng.
    The fuel cell powered cars? The Auto makers and the suppliers alike are spending TONS of money developing the technology. It is still in the development faze and won't be available for mass production (todays 15-25K car) for at least 10-15 years.
    Even the switch to the 42-volt technology is not as easy to do as everybody thought just a couple of years ago and must be done in stages over a period of time.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,886
    That's exactly what you're supposed to think. Reality is that very capable alternative fuel powered cars have been around for DECADES. The only reason they haven't made it to market is due to the influence of the oil companies. For instance, Hydrogen power has been around and been used in concept vehicles since the 70s. It can produce comparable power to gasoline and requires minor modification to the vehicle. There are very capable electric cars out there. They are currently available in California in limited numbers.

    But, for the sake of argument, lets say that your estimate of 10-15 years is what is needed. Well, the article in question here points a finger towards diesel as being "the wave of the future" and used in most vehicles "in 10 years." And that is exactly my point. In 10 years, we should be beyond using fossil fuels.

    Diesel isn't the future, its the past.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • vadpvadp Posts: 1,025
    <<<There are very capable electric cars out there. They are currently available
    in California in limited numbers.>>>
    Limited numbers. Exactly. Demand is practically non-existent.

    <<< For instance, Hydrogen power has been around and been used in concept vehicles since the 70s>>>
    Well. Turbines were used in concept vehicles too.
    How about nuclear powered planes?
    The basic concepts were out there for decades.
    The problem is how to make them economically feasible.
  • snaphooksnaphook Posts: 130
    Whenever it happens, the transition from internal combustion engines to cars powered by fuel cells should be very interesting. Off topic but, what are our airplanes going to run on?
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