• Feb 24th 2014 at 3:30PM
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How do you build the world's most fuel-efficient production car? Start with the world's most aerodynamic design. The Volkswagen XL1 is capable of 261 miles per gallon thanks to its sleek shape and ultra efficient plug-in diesel hybrid powertrain. The downside is that only 250 will be made and none will be sold stateside. That didn't stop us from taking our turn behind the wheel of this truly revolutionary ride.


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      John
      • 1 Year Ago
      Useless unsafe death trap.
      Iselin007
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's unfortunate that Honda stopped making the aluminum/plastic Honda Insight because it holds the record for Hybrid gas mileage for a production car at over 60 + MPG. I miss the car. In times like these with hardly any good jobs paying over $3.25 or more for gas any thing less that 60 mpg is unbearable!
      Tom
      • 1 Year Ago
      test
      goldenfrog333
      • 1 Year Ago
      However, over here in the USA we have the Elio (from Elio Motors), slated to go into production in the third quarter of 2015. It will be completely manufactured in the USA, will get 84 MPG and cost only $6800.
      • 1 Year Ago
      TESLA! TESLA!!
      souleb
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great! Tell me something I can't buy!!!
      rxgary
      • 1 Year Ago
      well i know the oil trolls will be out on this one, but i had a 66 renault that used to get 60 mpg and would top out around 100 mph
      Hitechceo
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is crazy! Who in their right mind would pay this kind of money to drive a car like this? It's all about payback. If there were a car that got 1000 MPG and cost $1,000,000 what good would it due. The Toyota Prius C can get over 50 MPG and cost under $20,000. I've seen as high as 83 MPG for a single trip but few and far between. On the other hand I can drive drive 350 miles at 60 to 70 MPH and get 50 MPH all day long. I would like to see someone top this.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hitechceo
        What do you mean top this? I know of a vehicle that when released is suppose to get 49 city / 84 hwy and the target price is 6,800. Website is here http://www.eliomotors.com/ . I reserved one and hopefully they will be made next year.
      Hitechceo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wasn't designed for America? Nobody in America or their right mind would buy a car for this price just to save gas. A Toyota Prius C gets 50+ MPG at under $20K. You couldn't get a 50+ year payback on this VW. I would give Americans more credit than to fall for this p-poor investment.
      Kurt Boudreaux
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just think: if you had $150,000, and you lived in Europe, you could buy this car which gets 261 mpg. Think of all the money you'd save on gas.......
      • 1 Year Ago
      If Big Oil only cares about profits rather than the destruction they cause to our Earth and drinking water,we should seriously consider driving electric cars and converting to solar/Wind technologies ASAP!
      page114
      • 1 Year Ago
      If you figure in the warrantee for repairs,you must take in the hyundai cars with 10 years or 100,000 miles.Now you can have your car fixed for zero dollars.
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