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Old 12-13-2006, 10:40 AM   #1
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Default Hyundai Santa Fe diesel gets 50MPG and goes 1,100 miles on one tank of gas!

But do we get it? Hah!
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Some guys get off on rock climbing. Others sky dive, bungee jump, spend exorbitant amounts of money in the stock market and more, just to experience a thrill or two. Danish-born eco adventurer Hans Tholstrup gets his kicks from going green in ways no one has gone green before. Fans of the World Solar Car Challenge, for example, can credit the race's founding to Tholstrup, and he was originally made famous when he circled the continent of Australia in a 16-foot open boat.

This time around, the Hyundai Santa Fe CRDi (Common-Rail Direct injection) supplied Tholstrup with his thrill. After the diesel mid-size sport utility vehicle not only transported Tholstrup from Adelaide to Sydney on a single tank of gas -- with over a quarter of a tank left -- Tholstrup decided to trek a little bit farther to Port Macquarie for a total of 1,100 miles and over 50 miles per gallon. Not bad for an all-wheel drive mid-sized seven-seater weighing in at just under two tons.

In a press release yesterday, Hyundai touted the achievement in the same breath as it denounced hybrids such as the Lexus RX400h as less efficient vehicles with issues surrounding battery disposal and cost. Hyundai has rumbled here and there within the last year about creating affordable hybrid versions of its vehicles, and it and even went so far as to launch the Portico concept vehicle in Chicago, but so far, no firm plans have been announced.
http://www.autoblog.com/2006/12/13/h...ank-of-diesel/

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Old 12-13-2006, 10:41 AM   #2
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Old 12-13-2006, 12:23 PM   #3
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Now that's impressive but I doubt we'll ever see it over here.
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Old 12-13-2006, 12:33 PM   #4
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Does anyone else think Hyundai may in the not too distant future catch it's Asian competitors in America.? Their cars and trucks have improved in quality by leaps and bounds over the past few years.
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Old 12-13-2006, 12:43 PM   #5
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ewww, diesels are smoking, smelly, and loud, I'm sure it's not as good as a highlander synergy drive.
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Old 12-13-2006, 01:22 PM   #6
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ewww, diesels are smoking, smelly, and loud, I'm sure it's not as good as a highlander synergy drive.
new diesel engine that use the new standard/blend of diesel fuel are not more smoking, smelly, or louder than traditional gasoline engine,
you need to read up on new technology, it is pretty cool.

check out the european bmw 530d

edit: you got a TDI!!! u must be kidding then.... never mind....

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Old 12-13-2006, 01:23 PM   #7
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"Um..honey..? We're trading your SF for the Diesel one... what do you think?"
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Old 12-13-2006, 01:23 PM   #8
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ewww, diesels are smoking, smelly, and loud, I'm sure it's not as good as a highlander synergy drive.
Please say your are kidding.

Edit: I see you are a fellow oilburner Young Jedi
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Old 12-13-2006, 01:48 PM   #9
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oes anyone else think Hyundai may in the not too distant future catch it's Asian competitors in America.? Their cars and trucks have improved in quality by leaps and bounds over the past few years.
I've been telling people this for 2 years, I want some stock.
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Old 12-13-2006, 10:50 PM   #10
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Anyone know if they are going to bring the Sante Fe diesel to North America?
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Old 12-13-2006, 10:53 PM   #11
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does it sound like a ford f250 turbo diesel dually too?
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:10 AM   #12
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Anyone know if they are going to bring the Sante Fe diesel to North America?
Hopefully they will, since the introduction of Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel in North America.

Even Honda confirmed they will be bringing their diesel over to North America. It'll only be a matter of time
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Old 12-14-2006, 11:26 AM   #13
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I would no question buy that if they brought it here.
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:15 PM   #14
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ewww, diesels are smoking, smelly, and loud, I'm sure it's not as good as a highlander synergy drive.
Dude, It's not 1995 anymore.
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:26 PM   #15
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omg
1100?
i can drive to ny without have to worry about my gas money
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Dude, It's not 1995 anymore.
Dude, he knows.

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i can drive to ny without have to worry about my gas money
1100mi range @ 50mpg = 22 gallon tank.
National average for Diesel is $2.70 right now, so that's $59.40 to fill up or $54/1000mi.

Compared to a WRX @ 25mpg.
15.9gal tank = 398miles.
National average for Gasoline is $2.30 right now, so that's $36.57 to fill up or $92/1000mi.

That's fairly impressive.
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I would no question buy that if they brought it here.
i also would gladly buy a diesel suv, like the toureg, but less money...

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get the sarcasamometer calibrated.
OMG! I think it's broken!
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