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Old 03-05-2012, 03:01 PM   #16
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What Gas Powered car gets the best Mileage?

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It ain't WHAT you drive, it's HOW you drive!

I get 36 in town, 40+ combined and 45-46 Hwy in a 2011 Sonata (MT).

It's EPA ratings are 24/28/35.
Just keep that parade pace out of the passing lanes.

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Old 03-05-2012, 04:55 PM   #17
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I will run you right off the motherfucking road.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:16 PM   #18
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The order is something like this.

First gen Insight. Hybrid, but the motor always runs (53 city/61 highway)
Honda Civic VX. (48/55)
Honda Civic HF. (42/51)
Geo Metro/ Suzuki Swift. (38/45)

A guy swapped the Honda K20 motor (Acura RSX) into a first gen Insight and still got mid 40s fuel efficiency.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:24 PM   #19
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Say what?

You know how slow he'd have to go to get 45mpg in a sonata? I wouldn't be the only one on his ass.

Hypermiling roadblocks.

I agree though, poor choice of words. You want me to delete it?

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Old 03-05-2012, 05:25 PM   #20
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It ain't WHAT you drive, it's HOW you drive!

I get 36 in town, 40+ combined and 45-46 Hwy in a 2011 Sonata (MT).

It's EPA ratings are 24/28/35.
True dat... My '88 Honda CRX HF was rated at 51 Hwy, got 52 mpg traveling 80 mph on the NYS Thruway. The oh sh*t moment of that trip was when 4 cars (including mine) passed a NYS trooper shooting radar. Though I was toast but either he was asleep or on strike because he never moved even though the radar detector went off. I sold her when the wheel well body rot started to show.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:51 PM   #21
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True dat... My '88 Honda CRX HF was rated at 51 Hwy, got 52 mpg traveling 80 mph on the NYS Thruway. The oh sh*t moment of that trip was when 4 cars (including mine) passed a NYS trooper shooting radar. Though I was toast but either he was asleep or on strike because he never moved even though the radar detector went off. I sold her when the wheel well body rot started to show.
+1 on the Honda CRX, On three separate occasions on the highway we got just over 60mpg out of that little sucker. The car typically ran in the low 40mpg range normally. Best car I ever owned.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:19 PM   #22
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HF for the WIN

http://www.treehugger.com/cars/modif...h-118-mpg.html

It's a shame most of these were made into doG awful "Tuner" cars 10 years ago when they were selling for peanuts. It'd be close to impossible to find a clean one these day. I came real close to getting one in 95 for like $600 ended up buying a CJ7 instead
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:09 AM   #23
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We've got a 2011 Elantra with 6 speed auto that's up to 10k miles now. The best highway mileage yet is 38.8 for a full tank. The worst has been 27.something in the city in the summer with the AC cranked.

It should be noted that unlike the economy cars of yesteryear, this car has almost every gadget imaginable and is far more refined and dare I say it...luxurious than its price or name plate would imply. It also comes with a rear seat that actual adult humans are comfortable sitting in and a spacious trunk too. If we were in the market for a replacement today, we woud happily buy another.
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:29 AM   #24
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We've got a 2011 Elantra with 6 speed auto that's up to 10k miles now. The best highway mileage yet is 38.8 for a full tank. The worst has been 27.something in the city in the summer with the AC cranked.

It should be noted that unlike the economy cars of yesteryear, this car has almost every gadget imaginable and is far more refined and dare I say it...luxurious than its price or name plate would imply. It also comes with a rear seat that actual adult humans are comfortable sitting in and a spacious trunk too. If we were in the market for a replacement today, we woud happily buy another.
I'm surprised you're seeing worse mileage in the summer. Strangely, I've usually gotten better mileage with the A/C on in most cars I've driven. I don't know if that's the fuel formulation for summer, or something else. Of course, in north Iowa, we see both extreme summer heat and humidity and -20 below winters, although this winter was very mild.
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:53 AM   #25
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we have a Honda Fit a manual transmission
we get in the low 40's with mixed driving
its surprisingly roomy inside and pretty fun to drive
I've been impressed
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:55 PM   #26
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I meant NEW cars...

But It's nice to know a 19_ _ ___________ will rock 50 MPG.

It's no secret that older cars got much higher mileages than those cars touted for high mileage today. What NEW gasoline powered car would you buy if mileage was the only factor?
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:40 AM   #27
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But It's nice to know a 19_ _ ___________ will rock 50 MPG.

It's no secret that older cars got much higher mileages than those cars touted for high mileage today. What NEW gasoline powered car would you buy if mileage was the only factor?
Easy!



I'll take a Kia Optima Hybrid please......until I can afford a used Volt that is!

35 city/40 highway! This would cut my fuel use by about 40% over my Avalon.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:45 AM   #28
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:55 AM   #29
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:00 AM   #30
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo_(automobile)

The 1997 Geo Metro I had was pretty consistent at 55 MPG.
That beats the X'es old diesel Jetta @ 52.
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