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Maineh
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2009 9:48:56 PM

Going by fueleconomy.gov estimates.
For metric users, a car that consumes less than 5.88 Liters per 100 kilometers.

I owned one once. A 1996 Saturn SL. Now, they've revised the estimates to say 36 mpg highway, but the original sticker mileage (can be seen on fueleconomy.gov) was 29 city and 40 highway. My worst mileage driving that car was 38. And I AVERAGED 41 over the life of it.

I miss that car.
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smtwngrl
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 10:54:54 AM

My 1991 Geo Metro averaged 54-55 mpg when new. When it reached 150,000 miles, it still was getting 45 or so.
mggreg
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Message Posted: May 11, 2013 5:12:09 PM

My '95 Geo Metro gets just over 40 mile to the gallon on the highway, which is where I do most of my driving.

It has the 1.3 liter 4 cylinder in it. I just purchased the car and have not tuned it up yet so I expect the mileage to get even better once I tune it.
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: May 11, 2013 7:07:56 AM

Before E-10 was added I could get at least 40 mpg. at times on a "94" Escort fastback coupe with A/C off driving highway @ 60 mph steady!
NOWandZEN
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Message Posted: May 10, 2013 9:38:59 PM

chevy cruze
davisadm
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The 1980's VW Pickup diesel.
hyeglenn
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Message Posted: May 9, 2013 8:54:04 AM

ford focus
GLM4205
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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 6:02:52 AM

Civic and prius.
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 1:06:44 AM

Any calm day for a Civic, aired tires, good driving habits...........
mybigtruck
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Message Posted: May 7, 2013 3:57:37 PM

My 4-ton F350 diesel gets 40mpg all the time... as long as I'm coasting downhill.
sks1586
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Message Posted: May 7, 2013 1:16:46 PM

Thanks a million for the comments providing multiple choices
canadajane
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 8:25:25 AM

My Ford Focus will on a decent journey. Recently went from Toronto Canada to Syracuse NY and back and averaged 41.5 mpg.
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 8:52:06 AM

Civic
ihredneck
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 8:21:18 AM

Honda Civic??? Must be a DX with no power anything or an HX

I'm claiming a 1982 VW Rabbit Truck NA Diesel :)
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VW Jetta tdi.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 10:02:24 PM

Honda Civic
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 12:22:33 AM

honda civic
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MIne. 2013 Ford fusion hybrid 49.8 MPG full tank on my last trip
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2013 5:14:16 PM

Geo Metro. 3 cyl. 1.0L. Mine gets 45mpg at interstate speeds (75-80mph) and over 50mpg at 60mph.
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Fore Fusion Hybrid se
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Prius
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 9:30:31 PM

Doubt that there are any that actually do get and maintain that economy. Maybe a hybrid type with supplemental fuel
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Prius
PassmyGas
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 6:42:25 PM

VW Golf Diesel 55 mpg
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 11:13:20 AM

focus or fiesta
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1983 Ford Escort (standard transmission). Yes. ~ 1984 ~
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2013 10:33:18 PM

Ford Focus
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Chevy Volt.
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prius
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 12:21:12 PM

My 1996 VW Passat diesel TDI 5 speed gets 43+ in the Michigan winter and 48 in the summer. 332,000 miles on it right now. I'm working on trying to raise it to 50 mpg with a new fuel additive and a new air filter. I try to max at 70 mph, never been over 80 in this car since I bought it last June at 300,000. Looking for 400,000 and maybe asking it to go 500,000! Just depends on the costs of maintenance.
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 10:44:31 PM

With Ethanol in our fuel is there any vehicle that gets that good!?
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 7:58:28 PM

Fusion Hybrid
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Lincoln
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My bicycle
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n
Not many.
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Prius
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Prius
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Honda Civic Hybrid
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 1:01:56 PM

Honda Fit,at highway zone speeds stays past 40 mpg to 44 often,level calm days Summertime...
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 11:12:31 AM

Any car being towed or transported
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2012 Cruz
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 6:42:29 AM

From what I read, the Prius meets that goal.
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prius
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Mercedes Smart Car.
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Prius
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My 2005 Honda Civic
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Ford Focus
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50+ in my 2013 jetta TDI
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chevy cruise eco

[Edited by: carinthuist at 3/11/2013 5:14:17 PM EST]
Stewart2250
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 12:00:34 PM

I own a 2011 Prius and have yet to get under 50mpg in town. I was even able to achieve 60mpg on the highway, I love this car.
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Mine 2011 Insight.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 8:04:52 AM

I Have A '97 Civic Manual Transmission, and I Save Lots In My Pocket. On Manual Transmissions, Whether Its Either A 4 Cyl. or More U Still Save On Gas, because Whether You Are Going Uphill or Downhill, It Just Does Not matter, U Could Up Shift or Down Shift or Simply When You Are Going Downhill, Put It On Neutral, Let Your Vehicle Cruise, Save Gas.
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