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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:30:33 AM

U.S. motorists paid more for gasoline in July 2013 when compared to July 2012, but the cost difference impacted consumers unevenly based on their vehicle choices. GasBuddy ranked more than 700 U.S. and foreign vehicles available in 2013 and found that combined city and highway mileage for some models ranged from less than 8cts per mile to more than 30cts.

U.S. average fuel prices for regular unleaded fell from $3.595 gal in June to just under $3.589 gal in July, masking some incredible volatility within particular states and regions. GasBuddy believes there is a better than even chance that a number of U.S. markets may see fuel price levels that will be lower than August 2011or August 2012 numbers.

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heydano67
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2013 7:46:26 PM

moving in the right direction
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mabrams184
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2013 5:48:01 PM

I may have to get a Prius.
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Tommyguns45
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2013 8:47:28 AM

For that little extra savings in gas by buying a Toyota, you pay it back when you need a repair on one. I went back to a Chevy.
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pilotmass
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2013 1:47:40 AM

Another greenie driven article. Look at the energy it takes to make a prius. Insane
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rkt wgn
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2013 1:03:01 AM

I filled the volt up on July 31, and so far this month I have driven over 350 miles using a little over 2 gal , for 160+ mpg so far and I still don't need gas.
14 days of driving and only using just 2gal of gas. It would be better if I could keep my wife away from shopping trips :)
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rkt wgn
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2013 12:51:01 AM

I agree with stevec5088. They left out the highest mileage car on the American highways.
I have a volt and am constantly over 100MPG . Last month I used a total of 3.74 gal of gas while driving 888 miles. Over 217 MPG .
Non of these other cars even come closeto that. Not only that, the volt has them all beat for looks.
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angieoke
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 6:50:55 PM

okay
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stevec5088
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2013 5:27:23 PM

Why in the world did this article leave out the Chevy Volt?

The Chevy Volt's cost is down around 2 cents per mile when people use it to commute all-electric. Only when they take it on an out-of-town trip and use gas, does the cost per mile rise and compare to the plug-in hybrids mentioned in the article.

People, think about electric cars! They use American technology, American fuel, American built, and are a whole lot of fun to drive.
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txrojo2005
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2013 12:38:02 PM

I agree with 52MPG below who stated "Government Motors is at the bottom of the list. No surprise."
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GOGUYGO
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2013 8:34:51 AM

nice comparisons, Wow I wonder how much a Toyota can trailer. Buy for your need and pay the cost.
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DTIjeff
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2013 8:25:35 AM

No mention of the VW DTIs here? The Passat DTI (Diesel) comes in a 11.5cts if you take the posted mpg ratings. Interestingly for the diesels the rated MPG tends to be lower than what people find they get while few hybrid owners find they get the calculated 50mpg.
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priver
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2013 8:07:11 PM

surprise?
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2013 2:03:05 PM

hmmmmm
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angieoke
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2013 9:26:32 PM

okay
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2013 2:11:57 AM

yeah, lower costs per mile, but I get the most smiles per mile in my diesel. Life is short...

Not to mention a few broken bones in an accident between a Prius and a Suburban ain't worth the few $$ saved in fuel.

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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2013 10:33:02 AM

gm has always had fuel efficient cars.
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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 11:40:16 PM

No surprise there
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SmkyPlyr984
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 4:41:23 PM

what good is gas ,milage if gas keeps going up .
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SmkyPlyr984
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 4:40:07 PM

id probaly run right over the hole car
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SmkyPlyr984
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 4:39:33 PM

i dont think ill ever be caught dead in that matchbox...hope you dont pull out in front of my silverado in that ,,,
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bston
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 4:24:52 PM

Toyota!s are good vehicles.
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mattsage
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 9:41:22 AM

Ok
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MidNJ
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 8:18:46 AM

From the article "Cadillac was next with an average fuel cost of 19.0cts per mile"

I guess when you compare the fuel economy of a Prius with a Caddi the Prius will win out every time!


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52MPG
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 8:05:59 AM

Government Motors is at the bottom of the list. No surprise.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 7:49:41 AM

Getalong.... that wouldn't last too long for gas
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 7:43:08 AM

Livedream... they sold something very efficient..... 30 years ago with the Chevy Swift/Metros.....
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tomok
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 6:38:25 AM

Toyota Prius C scores lowest fuel cost-per-mile-driven; GMC vehicles rate highest.
Good for Toyota, Bad for GMC! Honda had the cheapest average cost per mile.
It's Not Easy (or cheaper) Being Green! There are other modes of transportation that are less costly than the vehicles listed.
I will drive my current vehicle into the ground before buying anything new, used, EV, PHEV, Inbred, diesel, hydrogen, alternative fuel, CNG, concept and certainly NOT a GM, Ford, Chrysler, Fiat, Prius, 'Tesla,' Leaf, Volt, Peugeot or that…......
My vehicle has manual door locks, hand operated roll up windows and wing windows in both front doors. Good to Go!
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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Petrock
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 6:02:26 AM

High gas prices WILL drive most of us to more efficient vehicles. Some people will always be able to afford to buy lots and lots of gas regardless of price.
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Bill100
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 6:01:02 AM

"but the cost difference impacted consumers unevenly based on their vehicle choices"


Gee. The only cases in which this would not be true is if no more than one person owned a vehicle using gas or everybody drove the exact same vehicle.

The quality of writing today never ceases to amaze me.

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JCUBE
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 6:01:01 AM

old news
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WE0H
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 6:00:28 AM

Prius resale value is crazy high. Do the research. For those people that whine about the car's cost, $18-24k for the Prius C which this article is talking about. Amazing how people post stuff they have no clue what they are talking about.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 5:58:13 AM

Ok
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alphanyr
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 5:56:18 AM

Okay
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jeff95519
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 5:53:49 AM

but 5 years down the road which one is worth more
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GASCRUSHER79
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 5:51:02 AM

I've never driven a toyota, but I love my honda. I'd definitely get a toyota, if I could find a good price compared to a honda if I was looking, of course I'm not.
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afghaned
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 5:50:43 AM

Well done.
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jacob5066
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 5:50:03 AM

Good for the Prius but not suitable for everyone
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WE0H
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 5:48:19 AM

Do the research, Prius HV batteries last over 10 years. They are warrantied for 10 years 100k miles and 10 years 150k miles in CARB states.
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TigerRose
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 5:43:13 AM

Fine gas mileage, however, not
efficient at all as far as overall cost.
I'm not ready to fork over thousands
every seven years just for batteries.

Got to look at the whole big picture.

[Edited by: TigerRose at 8/3/2013 5:44:38 AM EST]
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VetteFan
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 5:40:40 AM

Toyota gets another point.
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metrojeep
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 5:39:05 AM

Interesting
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JamesCalvin
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 5:38:30 AM

Fuel costs per mile driven!
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cheapertvs
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 5:37:53 AM

GPHM is similar to the measurement used in the rest of the word with liters per 100 kilometers. I guess we are headed in baby steps to the metric world after all.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 5:37:09 AM

Like one but the payment is prohibitive. Can buy a lot of gas for that payment. Is that figured in?
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turbodog
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 5:35:59 AM

Prius is good. How bout that Fusion Hybrid
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 5:34:38 AM

k
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 5:33:36 AM

50mpg day in and day out on my Prius4.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 5:32:24 AM

Interesting changes in methodology for determining fuel efficiency - using Gallons Per Hundred Miles (GPHM) versus MPG, and Fuel Cost Per Mile... I sure like getting 31+ mpg with my ride... one day I'll calculate GPHM and FCPM
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yeehaw1073
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 5:32:12 AM

still waiting on a better option.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 5:29:55 AM

cant make up for any rise in gas cost
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