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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2013 12:15:34 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 in September fell from an August record high.

The average fuel-economy (window-sticker) value of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in September was 24.6 mpg. This value is down 0.3 mpg from August, likely reflecting the recent reduction in the price of gasoline. Despite this drop, vehicle fuel economy is up 4.5 mpg since October 2007 (the first month of our monitoring). For a description of the calculations and the recent mpg values, click here.

The average fuel economy of model year 2013 vehicles (vehicles sold October 2012 through September 2013) was 24.7 mpg. This...

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HippieHacker
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2013 5:34:48 PM

More old news
52MPG
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2013 12:20:17 AM

I am not impressed.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 11:56:55 PM

Not a good trend.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 11:54:08 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 11:51:45 PM

The numbers aren't realistic anyway.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 4:48:49 PM

Bummer.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 4:26:43 PM

That's what putting ethanol into our gasoline does for us.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 3:31:17 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 3:30:56 PM

Hard to ever get the EPA numbers to match real life.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 3:29:33 PM

good
waynemustang
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 3:26:11 PM

Good but the EPA makes it harder to keep good mileage.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 3:23:08 PM

i see the republicants hand in this
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 3:19:56 PM

Misleading title and article. The usual leftist distortions.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 3:17:09 PM

...and there for?
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 3:09:50 PM

They measure that stuff in decimal points! Practical info???
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 3:08:57 PM

Really who cares?
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 3:08:18 PM

Old news
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 3:04:14 PM

They are trying to micro manage based on .3
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ok
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:57:16 PM

yesterdays news
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:53:57 PM

Not all can afford these vehcles.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:52:37 PM

One important thing to take away from this article is further proof that CAFE standards are increasing the fuel efficiency of the US car fleet and that the emissions of CO2 are falling both of which are very positive. It should give pause to those who are frustrated with government that good things do come from government intervention. These fuel efficiency increases and corresponding CO2 reductions would not have come if the OEMs had been left to make the decisions.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:48:51 PM


Old blog!
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:46:31 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:39:59 PM

Yawn
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:38:55 PM

One report says fuel economy is down, another one says it's up. Who do you believe? Different sources, different results.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:36:47 PM

"Your mileage may vary."
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:34:25 PM

I don't really care
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:33:34 PM

REPEAT!
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:31:16 PM

"A week ago a different study said they went up."

Maybe this statement from the article explains it:

......the average fuel economy of newly purchased vehicles in September fell from an August record high.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:24:43 PM

Lies, damn lies and statistics!
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SHAME!
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:19:49 PM

A week ago a different study said they went up.All these studies are a waste of time an useless
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:19:49 PM

Every little bit helps.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:16:42 PM

nothing new
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:15:59 PM

Wow a big .3 mpg.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:14:36 PM

Well....
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:14:23 PM

Talk about short term memory. Remember the oil embargo. Let's keep producing fuel efficient vehicles and make the oil last longer until we can think of a better way to get around.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:09:08 PM

Who gets blamed for this? Bush?
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:08:27 PM

Yes you do get what the sticker says if you do not have a lead foot. Bought new Cruze last year and sticker said 36mpg. I have got up to 38mpg on trips running at 65 and a/c on. Also have new Malibu and said 34 am getting 36 to 38 mpg on road running at 65 and a/c running. Keep your lead feet off gas pedal and you can get what it says on sticker.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:07:37 PM

Figures lie and liars figure.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:04:19 PM

Wow, 4.5 increase in 6 years. And Obama has picked an arbitrary 54.5 as the dictated level they must meet by 2025. Do the math. Instead of the 0.75 average we have seen in the last 6 years we must hit an average increase of 2.5 every year to make it. Another typical government unobtainable mandate.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:03:45 PM

you never get what the sticker reports...
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:03:26 PM

There are many factors that effect the gas mileage.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:01:12 PM

Doesn't make sense.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:00:31 PM



As everywhere else.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 1:57:29 PM

I think that this report is relatively useless.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 1:56:48 PM

Old news article.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 1:56:35 PM

Ooooold news.
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Win some,....loose some. .
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 1:54:36 PM

Yesterday's news.
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