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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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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.
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 10:23:37 AM

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

isn't that nice
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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....
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2013 12:05:27 AM

innovation will bring mileage up
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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
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JAPirate
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 10:46:10 PM

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

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

have to see improvements to sell vehicles!
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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?
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GrahamPrix
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2013 3:21:03 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good!!
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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!
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priver
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 8:04:53 PM

oh, but buy a truck and see 10MPG...
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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.
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 3:30:26 PM

Good to hear.
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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
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 3:01:26 PM

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

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

Yesterday?!
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 2:58:14 PM

lies
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bmsgolf
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 2:55:47 PM

It is all a numbers game. Sticker MPG NEVER is true.
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 2:55:46 PM

How is safety compared to five years ago?
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 2:55:15 PM

Too bad the window sticker values are nearly impossible to obtain.
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 2:54:51 PM

its all crap
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 2:47:38 PM

higher is better but you have to buy newer to get higher...what about older? guess it don't count?
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 2:37:34 PM


Everyone could reach the same MPG that the manufacturer has listed on their window sticker.

All you need to do is become a professional driver and drive your vehicle on a closed course, with no traffic lights and no other drivers to get in your way so that you could drive at a constant speed.
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 2:33:58 PM

When the prices of the more fuel efficient vechiles falls relative to the less efficient vehicles, then you will see another boost in average fuel economy.
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 2:33:27 PM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 2:33:12 PM

Good
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 2:31:53 PM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 2:31:44 PM

needs to increase!!
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 2:29:32 PM

My experience is the manufacturer's sticker is more like the upper limit of your gas mileage, not the average.
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 2:21:53 PM

I agree with Bullseye.
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Bullseye520
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 2:19:41 PM

Wish my average MPG would match what the Manufacturer says it should be!!!
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 2:18:02 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 2:16:12 PM

even more number games
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 2:15:45 PM

OK.
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 2:15:38 PM

Need to get the government out of the regulation business so prices go down.
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garthfanok1
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 2:15:00 PM

why is it people are buying more "fuel efficient cars", and we are supposedly using less gas because of it. Why do gas prices keep jumping, eh?........
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 2:15:00 PM

keep pushing it
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 2:13:46 PM

It's big government regulations' fault
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 2:11:46 PM

Wonder if this factors in the trouble some automakers had for inflating their EPA ratings, or how hybrids aren't really being tested properly - rarely getting to the point of the gas engine kicking in. (Read about that in past articles).
On the hybrids, its not necessarily doing anything wrong by the auto makers... it's just that the standardized testing isn't set up to accurately gage this type of engine as they were not made when the tests were designed.
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 2:11:40 PM

Sounds good
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