Why shouldnt I get a 1.0 liter engine car?

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  1. Ramzii

    Ramzii Notebook Evangelist

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    Could someone explain the disadvantage?
    Yes, im a total carnoob.
    Yes, im from Europe, the continent with tiny cars.
     
  2. moral hazard

    moral hazard Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    It will be boring to drive.
     
  3. process

    process \( ಠ_ಠ)/

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    i say get the diesel audi r8. fun and 40 mpg. granted its only like 300 hp from what i remember but still a good time.
     
  4. Jeff

    Jeff Notebook Retard

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    you won't pick up chicks with it.

    someone will run into you with their bike and write your car off.

    kids will be able to pick it up and put it between 2 poles.

    thats abotu the only negatives i can think of :p
     
  5. Ramzii

    Ramzii Notebook Evangelist

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    hahaha, is it that bad? thats.. really... not.. attractive, at all!
    I cant take a diesel, too expensive and not good for Mother Earth.. lol

    Ok, well how about 1.3? Or, lets try and be sexcii: 1.6 L ?

    I want to know the essential difference that 0.1 L. makes ?

    Could someone explain the logical side of this tale.. what does the Liter value do?
    Does it pump more gas into the engine?
     
  6. Jeff

    Jeff Notebook Retard

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    I was being sarcastic with all my reasons.

    If a 1L car is big enough for your desired uses there is absolutley no reason to get bigger. It is going to save you a lot of fuel money in the long run.

    have a read here if you want to know the technical side of things

    Engine displacement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  7. H.A.L. 9000

    H.A.L. 9000 Occam's Chainsaw

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    1.0 L Is bigger than the base engine in the Smart Fortwo by quite a bit. Just for comparison, the engine in my BMW is 2.8L... and it scoots. 1.0L won't have neck snapping power, but it will definately get you where you're going. If you live in the city, or usually only drive short distances 1.0L would be awesome! GM's V8's have had some of the bigger displacement values in mass market vehicles, like the '75 Caddy Fleetwood. It had an 8.2L 500 cubic inch engine, but only made like two hundred something HP, but it did have some torque. So bigger is NOT always better.
     
  8. Modly

    Modly Warranty Voider

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    Alot of that was early emissions equipment screwing up the power.

    The 500ci Cadillac engine sitting in my car right now pumps out about 430HP, and 520 ft/lbs of torque. If it wasn't sitting in a car that weighs as much as a house, it would really scoot. But the reality is, for a 6500lb car (Physical rounded weight, weighed on a scale), it can still move very well. It can also beat anything up a hill, and not even hiccup in RPMs.

    Realistically for me, the smallest car I've been able to drive comfortably had a 3.2L in it. My current daily driver has a 7.3L turbo diesel.
     
  9. KimoT

    KimoT Are we not men?

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    If you just drive around town, a 1 liter will be fine. If you get out on the highway, you'll want more power.
     
  10. Thaenatos

    Thaenatos Zero Cool

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    Because you want the skinny pedal to actually do something...
     
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