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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2013 11:39:47 AM

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 June.

The average fuel-economy (window-sticker) value of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in June was 24.7 mpg--down 0.1 mpg from May. This slight reduction likely reflects the recent drop in the price of gasoline. However, the fuel economy is up 4.6 mpg since October 2007 (the first month of monitoring). For a description of the calculations and the recent mpg values, click here.

The average fuel economy of model year 2013 vehicles sold thus far (October 2012 through June 2013) is 24.6 mpg. This is up 1.1 mpg from model year 2012 vehicles...

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timewalker
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2013 5:35:36 PM

And this is why we are paying more...
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2013 12:04:19 AM

priver: probably.
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priver
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2013 8:10:42 PM

everyone wants a 4x4 truck maybe??
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2013 8:48:41 AM

the technology is there to raise mpg , but you have to regulate to have the car makers make better gas mileage cars.
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Tommyguns45
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2013 8:41:19 AM

Our Toyota Avalon Limited an 08, got over 30 MPG on vacation in June.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2013 5:32:47 AM

no surprise. Everyone who has a little bit of money wants the biggest vehicle for their buck to get the biggest bang on the road...
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gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2013 6:46:00 AM

OK, this means nothing. Getting better mileage is about how we drive.
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2013 12:26:04 AM

with turbo and other innovations they could bring up mpg if they wanted to.
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DocWyeth
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 3:15:41 PM

was this not last months news but with april and may data.
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STEVOAB
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 2:24:24 PM

I'm pretty sure they update this monthly okgasbud
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 2:22:55 PM

interesting
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okgasbud
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 12:04:41 PM

old news!
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Alaydown
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 11:23:59 AM

I agree with slvrdo_dsprdo.

Also, if they got rid of the ethanol in the gasoline, mpg would would go up.

Remember when Obama stuck his foot in his mouth when he tried to shame an SUV owner who turned out to have 10 kids? Sometimes you have to drive those larger vehicles instead of those unsafe sardine cans.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1JtIY0K_cY
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Rich_pa
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 11:08:42 AM

Not good news.
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slvrdo_dsprdo
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 11:06:35 AM

I think it's because nobody wants those golf carts they're trying to pass off as real cars. When they can come up with a car that can haul the whole family and all of our stuff plus some stuff we may buy at the store, and get good fuel economy, then we can talk. Until then, it's trucks, SUV's and large vans for us.
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albietheir
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 11:05:49 AM

Old news.
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LeahF2012
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 11:01:55 AM

already saw this......
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 11:01:09 AM

old
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AriesMMD
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 11:00:42 AM

MPG is cool, but if the ride sucks the car ain't going anywhere.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 11:00:27 AM

caveat emptor
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:59:12 AM

old
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spike55sk
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:58:13 AM

Just using this to raise gas prices...old tricks.
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TopGunn
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:56:55 AM

Old - still more to a car purchase than an imaginary MPG.
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sm5240
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:56:33 AM

Old
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davisadm
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:56:09 AM

Probably because more pick-ups are being sold.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:55:58 AM

So what
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fedupp
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:55:53 AM

A fuel efficent car is good for saving some money to go to work and get around,but sky high fuel prices affect everyone in countless diferent negative ways-even people who dont drive.
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nskmda
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:55:22 AM

still old news
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:55:11 AM

Whatevvvvvvvvvvver
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:53:26 AM

The cars they built this month aren't getting as good mpg as last months cars?
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:52:05 AM

old
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williamcabot
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:51:07 AM

Another reason to raise gasoline prices.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:50:49 AM

Lol AnObserver
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AnObserver
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:49:49 AM

Slipped again? -- it was down .1 mpg yesterday ... oh wait, this is an old article
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:49:41 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:49:04 AM

Don't want those Obama tin cans.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:48:19 AM

yet another reason to invest in finding more alternatives now
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:47:57 AM

When gasoline prices relax, mileage goes down. It has happened time and again since the 1970's.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:47:47 AM

good
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:47:26 AM

Gas jumped again up here in Vancouver today - record level $1.514 per litre (that's about $5.71 per gallon for my American cousins). And you thought you are getting fleeced!
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:47:24 AM


The most economical solution is to keep and maintain the vehicle you already own.

Mine turned 26 last October.
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F81M
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:46:53 AM

Down 1/10th of 1%. Big deal!
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:46:40 AM

More SUV's being sold.
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bigLtowing
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:46:21 AM

yesterdays news
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:46:13 AM

So folks aren't looking at high MPG cars right now?
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:45:59 AM

are you worried.........?
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:44:18 AM

Just think...the Amish in Pennsylvania do NOT have to worry about this...
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:43:04 AM

Gas up to $3.85 in Mich a gouge me (MI)
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:43:01 AM

and??????
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:42:22 AM

My Prius is doing its job
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