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It is NOT possible to reduce CO2 production in a car. Hydrocarbons in gasoline are oxidized during combustion to produce (1) energy, (2) water, and (3) CO2! The more HC you burn, the more CO2 you produce, you CANNOT change this simple fact. Unless you're brad of course.
You can dispute the effect of CO2, but you cannot dispute the fact that CO2 production in cars is NOT being reduced, it's directly related to gasoline consumption.
 

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Bubba, just say no to crack. Wear a belt.

Originally posted by bubba:
ckolsen,
I have an IS300 and I also planted a tree in my back yard. All my grass is dead so I don't have to mow the lawn. I just drive my IS300 onto my yard.

is that good enough for being environmentally friendly.

Actually it's no my yard, it's an abandon lot by my crack house.
 

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Excuse my ignorance, but what the hell is a Dough Boy pool? And 'fist dips'?? Wait, I don't want to know!

Originally posted by bubba:
brad and ckolsen
I have a couple guns laying around..
You two can borrow them and settle this in my yard....just please avoid my IS300.

Or we can all play in my Dough Boy pool...agent smith already has fist dips though.
 

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how much pollution does crap cause? to think of all the nitrate put into the air everytime some newbie or flamer open their mouths only to spew bullsh:t into this forum. talk about the IS having bad mileage is not good for the environment...apparently you haven't seen the Excursion? or those big rigs that let out huge farts of black smoke every time they accelerate or idle (how many big rigs are there out there? how many IS300s does it take to make as much pollution as one big rig?) what about the fact that most emissions regulations don't apply to big rigs, tankers and such? it's kinda like ppl who spend millions of dollars and countless hours to save the whales, save the dolphins. save the trees, yet won't give a penny or the time of day to help out a fellow human being. Pulease. damn hippie tree huggers.
BTW- how many deadly toxins and chemicals does that bong you are smoking put into the air?
we should all stop farting as it also adds onto the downfall of our ozone, especially the burrito ones (atomic bombs)

[This message has been edited by DonCorleone (edited September 07, 2000).]
 

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If you buy a SULEV or ZLEV vehicle, someone else is going to buy a gas hog m5 or viper and enjoy their ride while you're go-kartin' around in some hydrid and thinking to yourself "i made a difference in the environment", and "merging power is over-rated anyway"

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Originally posted by DonCorleone:
how much pollution does crap cause? to think of all the nitrate put into the air everytime some newbie or flamer open their mouths only to spew bullsh:t into this forum. talk about the IS having bad mileage is not good for the environment...apparently you haven't seen the Excursion? or those big rigs that let out huge farts of black smoke every time they accelerate or idle (how many big rigs are there out there? how many IS300s does it take to make as much pollution as one big rig?) what about the fact that most emissions regulations don't apply to big rigs, tankers and such? it's kinda like ppl who spend millions of dollars and countless hours to save the whales, save the dolphins. save the trees, yet won't give a penny or the time of day to help out a fellow human being. Pulease. damn hippie tree huggers.
BTW- how many deadly toxins and chemicals does that bong you are smoking put into the air?
we should all stop farting as it also adds onto the downfall of our ozone, especially the burrito ones (atomic bombs)

[This message has been edited by DonCorleone (edited September 07, 2000).]
Either we all stop farting or we wear catalytic converters on our butt that converts harmful fart to environmentally safe gases......

But be careful.....cannot convert crap though!!
 

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I can see this meaningful subject was wasted on the 'fart' and 'crap' IS300 crowd. Or some of you anyway.
 

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ckolsen
my daily beater car is a tercel.
I get awsome mileage from that car.
And not a soul notices me in that crap car.

So I am being evironmentally friendly.
I understand you issues and also wished the IS300 had better numbers like other cars in it's class.

I don't drive my IS300 on a daily basis.
Just for pimpin around and stuff.
 

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im sorry i dont think too much of this topic, i find it meaningless for cars to be limited by strict standards as to their emissions, yet big rigs and commercial type industrial vehicles are loosely regulated...especially when they are on the road in large numbers and for an extended amount of time...tell me how many cars (that meet CA ULEV) combined would release the same amount of pollutants from one big rig in a day of driving...its a debacle and nothing more than a cherade...it won't matter if every car on the road met Ca ULEV if all the big rigs and such were allowed to continue with plumes of thick black smoke pouring out of their exhaust pipes every minute they started, idled and accelerated- no matter what the automobile side does to produce cleaner greener vehicles, the big rigs will be allowed to pollute while the politicians can tout the fact that pollution output has leveled off or declined (slightly), one side is compensating for the others and we are on that side that is compensating... we pay higher fuel costs, higher fees and more so they can make cars run cleaner while the other side fattens the pockets of the ppl who write these one sided profit minded regulations. why, you ask, dont they regulate the other side? because that would raise the costs of maintaining the big rigs and making them greener (r&d costs alone would be in the billions) that would mean higher costs to deliver those goods, meaning all delivered good swill cost more and ppl will lose profit in the short term (upfront costs of becoming green) which will be passed on to us...and who wants to pay $7 for a 2 liter bottle of soda?
its all about the dollar
 

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my last response and (failed) attempt to make an intelligent argument doesnt make sense and now confuses me. rather than take it down or edit it, i will leave it to pollute this topic as i am a mother earth killing IS driver.

back to the more interesting fart topic...
damned if they make designer jeans with foldgers exhausts and altezza lights...faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrtttttttttzooooooooommmmmmmmm oh, was that an altezza?
 

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ATT: TreeHuggers

RE: If you guys wanna complain about the environment and how the IS is polluting the environment, do DRIVE it anymore, ride a damn bike or scooter or somethin. Just don't come on this msgboard yappin because I don't really care to hear it. We all love the IS. Jus SHutup, Treehuggers.
 

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if you are worried about the environment, forget about a lexus or bmw. get a honda/acura. it seemst that honda/acura is the only company to really factor in the environment/pollution when creating engines/automobiles.

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Don, I totally agree with you on the big rig subject, don't get me started!
This topic's run its course, lets get back to topics like "IS300 vs paddle boat (torque is everything)". I'm trying to kill time til the 5 speed 2002 comes out!
 

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Show me where I ever said anything about reducing CO2. You're grasping...get over it.

Originally posted by ckolsen:
It is NOT possible to reduce CO2 production in a car. Hydrocarbons in gasoline are oxidized during combustion to produce (1) energy, (2) water, and (3) CO2! The more HC you burn, the more CO2 you produce, you CANNOT change this simple fact. Unless you're brad of course.
You can dispute the effect of CO2, but you cannot dispute the fact that CO2 production in cars is NOT being reduced, it's directly related to gasoline consumption.
 

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Dough boy pools are the ones you buy from large toy or hardware stores that sit above ground, have no heating and are often seen on Amercia's Dumbest Home Videos of Redneck Bastards. As far as "fist dips' goes...I am scared...sounds like gay porn...I am saying no to that crack.

Ok - so MPG isn't very good, what about all of the raw material and the emissions from the factories that make cars? Those factories run 24/7 and I think that the bi-products from all of these technological innovations will bite us in the ass...I won't care just as long as my ass is in my IS300.
 

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Geez, I wasn't addressing you, we're a little self-centered aren't we.

Originally posted by brad:
Show me where I ever said anything about reducing CO2. You're grasping...get over it.
 

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No, just maybe a little defensive given your strategy of arguing in this thread. Sorry if that wasn't directed my way.
 
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