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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2013 1:22:56 PM

According to a monthly report by Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle from the University of Michigan, the average fuel economy of newly purchased vehicles declined during the month of April.

The average fuel-economy (window-sticker) value of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in May was 24.8 mpg. This value is unchanged from the revised value for April, and it is up 4.7 mpg since October 2007 (the first month of our monitoring). For a description of the calculations and the recent mpg values, click here.

The University of Michigan Eco-Driving Index (EDI)--an index that estimates the average monthly emissions of greenhouse gases generated by an individual U.S. driver--stood at 0.81 in March (the lower the value the better)....

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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 9:52:27 AM

And then....flying cars to come in the next 50 years?
tailhkr
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 10:53:36 PM

Hear lots of reports that the use of more plastics in cars is driving the weight down thereby really helping fuel economy. But is it impacting safety as a trade off?
BobNanner
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 6:49:26 AM

I wish they'd start building Astros again. Maybe I could buy one that got more than 16mpg city.
tom43FL
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 10:32:18 AM

My 78 chevette would get close to 40 mpg.
heydano67
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 9:15:45 AM

keep moving forward
LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 2:48:46 PM

I'm simply not impressed. I remember 40 years ago, when I was a kid, I was getting more fuel economy, better performance, etc., out of my parents cars and then my own as a teen and as an adult. Back even when gas was only 32 to 36 cents a gallon, and even before that when it was 21 to 28 cents a gallon, my Dad especially liked seeing that he was saving a few pennies, nickles and dimes here and there just on gas alone.

I've not had a vehicle of any sorts that I haven't improved the mileage by at least 10 to 35% off of the factory ratings OR the best mpg that I was getting from it myself. Always had the goal in mind to get more than everyone else, and suffice it to say, I'm still rather happy about it all today, just like I was then. No one else was getting 27 to 32 mpg out of their V-8s or 33 or better out of their straight or V-6s and only a few were getting over 40 mpg with their 4s. I was always higher than the vast majority of the rest, with the exception of others I knew that had more time and money that me to work with.

At least the average is going in the right direction now, UP instead of down or being flat. I could never accept what they've done during the last 50 years, ever. Too bad I'm not the CEO at an automaker, or Obama's Auto Czar or the President himself. I wouldn't stand for only 24 to 27 mpg for the fleet standard even today.
Treasurehuntxxx
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2014 11:33:58 PM

OK
Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 2:50:02 AM

The report from the big 3
Ken2OD
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 12:33:23 AM

My cars are always too old to have good mileage.
2parrots
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2014 10:13:52 AM

By going diesel ,the figures would be at least 25% higher
gasmask78
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2014 12:58:35 AM

ok
Raider44
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2014 12:07:19 AM

they had the technology to achieve these numbers decades ago.
sbphd
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 9:29:13 AM

good to know for losers
Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 3:28:55 AM

Self-serving...
gasmask78
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 12:10:25 AM

Yep
gasmask78
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Message Posted: May 23, 2014 12:47:15 AM

Cool
2parrots
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Message Posted: May 21, 2014 10:02:54 AM

by going diesel this would be at least 35-40 mpg
outdoortechie
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 9:30:37 PM

And, the average price of new cars have skyrocketed to record levels.

From last summer:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2013/09/04/record-price-new-car-august/2761341/

[Edited by: outdoortechie at 5/20/2014 9:30:55 PM EST]
Raider44
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 8:44:16 AM

this mpg figure could have been achieved many years ago.
gasmask78
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 12:35:32 AM

:-)
gasmask78
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 12:35:11 AM

Ok
PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: May 11, 2014 8:20:38 PM

Not getting near what they should.
Tini_Tommy
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Message Posted: May 11, 2014 6:32:46 AM

Sounds Good...
gasmask78
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Message Posted: May 11, 2014 1:12:57 AM

Ok
skysteve1
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 7:42:44 PM

And this is a good thing right ?
Donatelo
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 11:32:06 AM

higher mileage cars are coming because that is what consumers want.
WanderDan
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 10:23:37 AM

ok - that is a good thing
WanderDan
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 9:19:13 PM

isn't that nice
garynga
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2013 8:39:14 PM

whats the ole adage??? liars figure??? those sticker numbers are just ink on paper....
Donatelo
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2013 12:05:27 AM

innovation will bring mileage up
WanderDan
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2013 11:39:05 PM

and that is why the thieves in big oil jack up the cost of gas... duhhhh
JAPirate
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 10:46:10 PM

keep it coming.
GSKHY
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 10:14:13 AM

Marketing people are inventing new ways to sell as usual
priver
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 12:48:56 PM

have to see improvements to sell vehicles!
HailstormCA
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 10:11:54 PM

Tie goes to the runner. Who's that in this foot race?
GrahamPrix
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2013 3:21:03 PM

Live on Hybrids.. I have two of them.
shstew
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2013 1:37:01 PM

Good news
priver
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2013 9:21:27 AM

Baby steps..
Donatelo
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2013 8:15:27 AM

that's good.
WanderDan
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2013 11:37:55 PM

well... isn't tha nice
HailstormCA
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2013 11:24:26 AM

Should always get better.
Fitwit
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 11:36:04 PM

Commented yesterday.
porotito
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 10:06:33 PM

Good!!
ezone
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 9:10:15 PM

We got tired of filling up our Tundra 3X every 2 weeks at $45 - $70 a pop and traded it in on a new Prius. Our fuel economy jumped from 16.5-17.5 mpg to 51+ mpg. We have lost a good bit in cabin space, but fuel savings will probably pay for the Prius before we drive the wheels off it. I'll keep you posted!
priver
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 8:04:53 PM

oh, but buy a truck and see 10MPG...
myambro
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 3:54:13 PM

Yet, we had MANY cars in the 80's that got above 40 mpg.
Taurus1
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 3:30:26 PM

Good to hear.
boldrph
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 3:02:17 PM

and the new cars are lasting longer so an all around good deal
THX138
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 3:01:26 PM

Only average
chuckhermann
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 3:00:56 PM

Interesting the data that people track
bobsalwaysmt
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 3:00:49 PM

Yesterday?!
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