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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2013 2:03:45 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 October rose after declining in September, but did not reach a record high.

The average fuel-economy (window-sticker) value of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in October was 24.8 mpg, up 0.2 mpg from September. This improvement likely reflects the net effect of two opposing trends: the improved fuel economy of model year 2014 vehicles, and the decreased demand for fuel-efficient vehicles because of the recent reduction in the price of gasoline. Vehicle fuel economy is up 4.7 mpg since October 2007 (the first month of our monitoring). For a description of the calculations and...

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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2014 10:30:26 PM

Bingo
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2014 10:29:43 PM

Grrr
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 12:46:36 AM

:)
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 12:45:01 AM

This is good news.
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 12:43:51 AM

Oops
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 12:43:13 AM

Yay
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pilotmass
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2013 8:17:22 AM

MPG will get worse as gas prices drop
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loboso
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2013 8:52:08 AM

This is a good thing depends on ones driving habits
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:05:19 AM

ok
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pilotmass
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 9:22:26 AM

More people driving their old cars?
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 5:54:17 AM

Mac: that seems to be the thinking for those who buy those big gas guzzlers.... and then they whine that they can't afford the gas to drive to work.
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 5:16:22 PM

Old News!
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 4:10:24 PM

"decreased demand for fuel-efficient vehicles because of the recent reduction in the price of gasoline"?

Because gas prices won't increase in the future? RIGHT!
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 4:08:50 PM

OK.
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 2:01:29 PM

In other words these records prove nothing!
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 1:58:20 PM

interesting
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 1:25:10 PM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 1:15:52 PM

Interesting..
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 1:13:48 PM

old...
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 1:12:33 PM

Dump ethanol and the record will be broken!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 1:11:59 PM

cool
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 1:09:04 PM

Good news.
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 1:07:17 PM

Seems like familiar news
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 1:06:20 PM

It all depends on what people buy.
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 1:06:19 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 1:05:34 PM

Old News
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 1:04:54 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 1:01:59 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 12:59:34 PM

That's stupid. My car gets the same mileage it did in September.
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 12:59:31 PM

Sticker MPG is not obtainable for most drivers.
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 12:59:02 PM

Brakepiston, I disagree. My Golf diesel gets well over its 39 mpg combined city/highway mileage and it's always carrying around three obese people, lol.
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 12:55:46 PM

Any car with two 280lb adults and two 160lb kids in it won't get the sticker MPG values.
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 12:53:59 PM

that is nice
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 12:52:45 PM

Sticker numbers are unrealisticly low.... gas prices???
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 12:52:42 PM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 12:52:08 PM

Indeed
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 12:49:37 PM

I have found that the sticker numbers are low. I can usually beat them by +10% by driving sensibly and better when the a/c is not on.
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 12:48:49 PM

Regardless of how flawed the window stickers are, at least the average fuel-economy is moving in the right direction.
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 12:47:53 PM

Those stickers on the windows of the new vehicles are not accurate. They are not taking into consideration the individuals driving habits and the environment (i.e. road conditions and weather)
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 12:47:47 PM

We need small diesels
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 12:47:01 PM

new clean diesels are a good option, but the price of Diesel is too high
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 12:44:44 PM

On Nov 13, 2013 11:11:25 AM, swkcpi wrote:

>Window sticker gas mileage figures are a joke.

Window sticker gas mileage stickers are repeatable and generated in a controlled environment. Except nobody in real life other than hypermilers drive according to the Federal Test Procedures.

>Ford still won't admit their mileage figures are way off.

The case of the C-MAX, the one where they adjusted the mileage figures when the EPA retested the vehicle, traced to a fault in the EPA test procedures. Go read the EPA Web site if you don't believe me.

>Consumer Reports has called them out on it many times to
>no avail. Most manufacturers will adjust their figures when
>Consumer Reports points out their errors.

Tell me which manufacturer adjusts their figures when "Consumer Reports points out their errors" and I'll tell you which manufacturer doesn't follow Federal Law.

>Ford keeps right on publicizing MPG they know are incorrect,
>even though they've been sued by a class action law suit about
>they're inaccuracy. Buyer beware.

The class action law suit has nothing to do with vehicle mileage and everything to do with a greedy bar that thinks they can make some money.
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 12:44:38 PM

during winter, it is the case
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 12:43:44 PM

improved gas mileage does not hurt...at all... like the below, it's amazing considering how many trucks americans still buy
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 12:43:16 PM

good
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 12:42:41 PM

lots 'o money for fuel
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 12:38:56 PM

Surprising considering the number of F series, Silverados and Ram pick up trucks that get sold every month.
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 12:38:33 PM

I like to see higher gas mileage and lower car costs!!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 12:38:30 PM

good
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 12:35:35 PM

Why we are seeing 60-100 MPG these days baffles me.
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 12:32:17 PM

This is a good trend. More efficient cars mean less pressure on fuel supplies and more stable prices. It is rediculous that the national average is not above 30 mpg.
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