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tree hugger

Australia

#1 Apr 4, 2009
i want to run something environmentally friendly, but i need something powerful as well in case i need to drive away quickly when the water level starts to rise.

Do you think its a good idea for me to put a 350 chev V8 in a toyota prius and turbo it so that i can have the best for both the environment and my family?
Gore Blimey

Spain

#2 Apr 5, 2009
you need a bigger engine than that, with either a supercharger or twin turbos.
yes

Santa Rosa, CA

#3 Apr 10, 2009
please do

Since: Dec 07

the woods, Pa

#5 Apr 11, 2009
I would recommend my personal vehicle, a Hummer H2 for that, because you can just drive through the water when it rises. The 6.0 is plenty powerful and releases alot of nice fumes. However, it is not very good on gas.
Tree Hugger

Australia

#6 Apr 12, 2009
Tell-It wrote:
I would recommend my personal vehicle, a Hummer H2 for that, because you can just drive through the water when it rises. The 6.0 is plenty powerful and releases alot of nice fumes. However, it is not very good on gas.
i can see the upside to it being 'not good on gas'. That means we will finish off the worlds oil reserves soon and move to more environmentally friendly fuels.

So please tell me where i can order a few of these hummers as i will be sure to leave them idling in the driveway even while im sleeping. Do you think they will look nice next to a v8 twin turbo prius?

Since: Dec 07

the woods, Pa

#7 Apr 12, 2009
Tree Hugger wrote:
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i can see the upside to it being 'not good on gas'. That means we will finish off the worlds oil reserves soon and move to more environmentally friendly fuels.
So please tell me where i can order a few of these hummers as i will be sure to leave them idling in the driveway even while im sleeping. Do you think they will look nice next to a v8 twin turbo prius?
Hummer is the perfect vehicle for you! Check out ebay motors, you can get a good used one from 2003 to 2005 for under 20k. I love leaving mine idling in the driveway, especially when its cold out (gotta have that heater cranking).
Tree Hugger

Australia

#8 Apr 12, 2009
Tell-It wrote:
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Hummer is the perfect vehicle for you! Check out ebay motors, you can get a good used one from 2003 to 2005 for under 20k. I love leaving mine idling in the driveway, especially when its cold out (gotta have that heater cranking).
Thanks. I hope we can get these in Australia. Im even going to slab a 'hybrid' sticker on the back so it will be acceptible at my earth worship meetings

Since: Dec 07

the woods, Pa

#9 Apr 12, 2009
Tree Hugger wrote:
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Thanks. I hope we can get these in Australia. Im even going to slab a 'hybrid' sticker on the back so it will be acceptible at my earth worship meetings
Im pretty sure you can, but the import cost might be pretty high.
Tbg

Stevenson Ranch, CA

#11 Apr 27, 2011
You are all funny people. But how are we going to save the earth for our children if me don't burn all of the Hummers to the ground? Duhh.
The See-Thru Kid

London, UK

#13 May 5, 2011
yes, I have just bought a Bentley Brooklands Turbo, 6.75 liters. But it will do over 20MPG on the motorway, that&#347; not bad for 2 1/2 tons and a top speed of about 140.
litesong

Arlington, WA

#14 May 5, 2011
the saw-thru Kid wrote:
I have just bought a Bentley Brooklands Turbo, 6.75 liters. But it will do over 20MPG on the motorway
........probably the computer read-out, feather footing like crazy & fairly flat ground.

My wife's Hyundai Accent (tank measure), from sea level ascending to & from 5500 Chinook Pass near Mt. Rainier, got 42MPG & the next day got 45MPG while traveling the mountains.

Lots of Prius owners(real world) get 50+MPG....... in city driving.
City EPA MPG for the Brookland is 9MPG.

A Brookland, while traveling 180,000 miles in-city will produce 280 tons of CO2, including transportation emissions used to get fuel to gas stations. A Prius will produce 50 tons of CO2 over the same distance.
litesong

Arlington, WA

#15 May 5, 2011
Tree Hugger wrote:
i will be sure to leave them(Hummers) idling in the driveway....
My cars use less fuel while traveling than Hummers use while idling. No wonder Hummers failed. Even egotists couldn't continue to support such waste.
Hondaracing9

Wenatchee, WA

#16 May 9, 2011
I say get a fleet of hummers, that way if you spill your pop on the way home from the gas station, you don't have to immediately clean it. You can just jump in the next one you want to take on a cruze to the gasstation and back.
litesong

Arlington, WA

#17 May 10, 2011
Hondaracing9 wrote:
...... take on a cruz......
At least the Chevy Cruze was designed to save its owner some gas.....
bronck burger

Bayonne, NJ

#18 May 15, 2011
I AM THINKING about putting a CAT D9 DIESEL W/TWIN TURBOS in my F-350 PICK-EM UP TRUCK. GOT to pull those TRAILERS FULL of ATV'S and SLEDS/SKI-DOO'S. LIVING LIFE AND ENJOYING IT.
moodo

UK

#19 Dec 26, 2012
ive put a bmw 5.5 v12 in one yes it can be done
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#20 Dec 26, 2012
Repeat Treat:
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'the sawed-thru kid' wrote:
I have just bought a Bentley Brooklands Turbo, 6.75 liters. But it will do over 20MPG on the motorway....
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litesong wrote:
........probably the computer read-out, feather footing like crazy & fairly flat ground.
My wife's Hyundai Accent (tank measure), from sea level ascending to & from 5500 Chinook Pass near Mt. Rainier, got 42MPG & the next day got 45MPG while traveling the mountains.

Lots of Prius owners(real world) get 50+MPG....... in city driving.
City EPA MPG for the Brookland is 9MPG.

A Brookland, while traveling 180,000 miles in-city will produce 280 tons of CO2, including transportation emissions used to get fuel to gas stations. A Prius will produce 50 tons of CO2 over the same distance.
PHD

Overton, TX

#21 Dec 27, 2012
litesong wrote:
Repeat Treat:
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who="pinheadlitesout "]Repeat Treat:
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I am a pinheadlitesout //////////
pinheadlitesout wrote:
I am a pinheadlitesout //////////
Oh yes your are.
litesong

Everett, WA

#22 Jan 18, 2013
Repeat Treat:
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'the sawed-thru kid' wrote:
I have just bought a Bentley Brooklands Turbo, 6.75 liters. But it will do over 20MPG on the motorway....
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litesong wrote:
........probably the computer read-out, feather footing like crazy & fairly flat ground.
My wife's Hyundai Accent (tank measure), from sea level ascending to & from 5500 Chinook Pass near Mt. Rainier, got 42MPG & the next day got 45MPG while traveling the mountains.
Lots of Prius owners(real world) get 50+MPG....... in city driving.
City EPA MPG for the Brookland is 9MPG.
A Brookland, while traveling 180,000 miles in-city will produce 280 tons of CO2, including transportation emissions used to get fuel to gas stations. A Prius will produce 50 tons of CO2 over the same distance.
PHD

Overton, TX

#23 Jan 18, 2013
pinheadlitesout wrote:
Repeat Treat:
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'the sawed-thru kid' wrote:
I have just bought a Bentley Brooklands Turbo, 6.75 liters. But it will do over 20MPG on the motorway....
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pinheadlitesout wrote:
........probably the computer read-out, feather footing like crazy & fairly flat ground.
My wife's Hyundai Accent (tank measure), from sea level ascending to & from 5500 Chinook Pass near Mt. Rainier, got 42MPG & the next day got 45MPG while traveling the mountains.
Lots of Prius owners(real world) get 50+MPG....... in city driving.
City EPA MPG for the Brookland is 9MPG.
A Brookland, while traveling 180,000 miles in-city will produce 280 tons of CO2, including transportation emissions used to get fuel to gas stations. A Prius will produce 50 tons of CO2 over the same distance.
Your Wife statement should read My Wife the strong and brave dealing with me and that terrible car crash I so proudly boasted about without that check up from the neck up I desperately need.

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