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stefanwaggoner

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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 10:46:01 PM

Fuel economy is a growing concern for automakers and buyers alike. With federally mandated corporate average fuel-economy (CAFE) standards rising to 35.5 mpg by 2016 and 54.5 mpg by 2025, automakers have to continue developing more efficient vehicles. For the 2013 model year, buyers have a choice of 18 cars that get an Environmental Protection Agency rating of 35 mpg combined, compared with four such vehicles in 2008. Our search actually turned up more than 18 vehicles that achieve 35 mpg combined, but we aren't including electric cars or plug-in hybrids.
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musicreporter
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:55:10 PM

getting better?
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kkimes
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:29:47 PM

"Gotta to have real proofs!!"

My Toyota Camry Hybrid gets over 36mpg even in the winter and 40+ mpg the rest of the year. My average for the last 11 months is 39.9 mpg.
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hrtdi
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:09:39 PM

Gotta to have real proofs!!
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ss70
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 10:39:38 AM

Can we trust these claims
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JamesCalvin
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 8:24:01 AM

What a club!

Sounds exclusive!
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leeac
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 8:07:02 AM

It is common knowledge that these fuel efficiency numbers are bogus. Real MPG is lower or much, much lower for ALL vehicles. The people that regulate fuel efficiency claims should be ashamed of the lies they allow to be told to consumers.
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hokieburgh
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 7:25:18 AM

can we trust any MPG #s anymore?

[Edited by: hokieburgh at 3/7/2013 7:25:36 AM EST]
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ktyson13
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 7:16:45 AM

CAFE mileage is all hocus pocus.
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el_fr
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 6:22:30 AM

Okay
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millerin
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 6:10:57 AM

great!
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SBlouch
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 4:46:34 AM

I believe most cars will make 35 mpg by 2016 if the auto makers keep improving them and making them more efficient.
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pricewar
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 4:13:44 AM

My kids 1998 ZX2 escort get 32 mpg. Paid $7000.00 for it.
They stopped making it. I guess so they could charge $ 35000.00
For newer vehicle. 2013 vehicles should be at a way higher mpg
Then they are now. Especially at these prices.
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Bussman
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 3:55:26 AM

Interesting.
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Nancy&Len
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 3:43:18 AM

The only problem is with them is the cost to buy them out weighs the fuel savings for most folks.
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sagnat
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 3:23:15 AM

Hmmm...the Jetta diesel didn't make the cut...odd since mine posts 41.5MPG
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UseLessGasFolks
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:44:31 AM


Not bad but we can do better.
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MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:39:53 AM

They have the technology so we could see a 50 mpg club in the not too distant future.
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alterman156
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:38:17 AM

My 1998 Honda Civic DX 2 dr. hatchback get around 25+ MPG in mostly local driving which is decent for that model year.
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andy1024
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:46:52 AM

Next club would be 50 mpg.
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Trudat316
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:28:50 AM

High mpg is the new sexy.
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Previvor
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:22:42 AM

my acura tsk gets about 33mpg which isnt too bad
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Joeski1
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:22:14 AM

There's a lot of opportunity to get higher mpg if one really desires to.
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cheapchickKY
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:20:12 AM

Not for me.
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JohnofGB
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:19:34 AM

Thank you, I will stick to my 2004 CTS at 22 mpg.
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N5EXY
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:09:47 AM

Remember the Renault Dauphine? 4 passengers 4 cylinders 40 happy miles to the gallon? You could hear/see it rust and it was gone in 4 years.
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:07:42 AM


and teh average driver of these cars in the real world gets how many MPG
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SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:36:04 PM

Neither BO nor his EPA have the authority to mandate CAFE fuel economy standards under the U.S Constitution. Until we abide by our founding document, we will continue to suffer the repercussions of continually mounting debt, endless wars, etc.
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car253
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:29:35 PM

For the most part a bunch of small cars with high prices and limited usefulness.
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CiVX
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:17:38 PM

Not near high enough! I get 45 mpg with my 1992, can't teach those young fracks nuthin!
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:14:32 PM

I like some of them. but most are not for me.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:13:31 PM

my jetta tdi is 11 years old and i get 34 city and 47 highway
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davenles
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 10:49:31 PM

Great.
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RRBC
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 10:47:29 PM

Nice
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csblesson
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 10:47:20 PM

Let many more good cars come out. Let them be affordable please
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