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2008 most fuel efficient automobiles (and the least fuel efficient)
federal govt - Dept of Energy ^ | Nov 2007

Posted on 11/08/2007 7:40:20 PM PST by doug from upland

The link to the site also has the least efficient. Here are the most fuel efficient.



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: automobiles; cars; energy; fuel; gasmileage; gasoline
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1 posted on 11/08/2007 7:40:23 PM PST by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

If the Honda Accord is a “Large” car, I wonder what a Crown Vic is?


2 posted on 11/08/2007 7:48:07 PM PST by SolitaryMan (Only wimps, weirdos, weasels and wackos vote democrat)
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To: doug from upland

I wonder why the fuel efficiency for the Prius and HCH have gone down. Prius used to get close to 60 and HCH was right at 50.


3 posted on 11/08/2007 7:55:28 PM PST by JJTHEBULL (You're either with US, or you're with the ILLEGALS)
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To: JJTHEBULL

Perhaps the government made them use real numbers.


4 posted on 11/08/2007 7:56:21 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: JJTHEBULL

I will answer my own question. I bet its the new fuel milage reporting standards that went into affect.


5 posted on 11/08/2007 7:56:52 PM PST by JJTHEBULL (You're either with US, or you're with the ILLEGALS)
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To: doug from upland

I think I’ll keep my real car if that’s what it means to save a couple MPG. It’s so much fun blowing those ugly things off the road with some V8 American horsepower.


6 posted on 11/08/2007 8:00:18 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: SolitaryMan

Trust me, the 2008 Accord is a “large” car. I got one about a week ago, and it is virtually the same size (Wheelbase, length, width and height) as my 2006 Acura RL. The only differences between the two are the engine (2.4 4-cyl in the Honda, 3.5 6-cyl in the Acura) and the curb weight (3400 vs. 4000).


7 posted on 11/08/2007 8:02:18 PM PST by ssaftler (Which Al is more deadly: Al Qaeda or Al Gore?)
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To: JJTHEBULL

Yepp... tho as far as the whole energy footprint of the vehicle goes the Pious is one of the worst. And, considering the pricing as well, you’re actually paying equivalent of ~$7 a gallon driving that golf cart.


8 posted on 11/08/2007 8:02:22 PM PST by farlander (Try not to wear milk bone underwear - it's a dog eat dog financial world)
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To: farlander

Yes and even worse is how much SMUG it puts in the air.


9 posted on 11/08/2007 8:17:04 PM PST by JSteff
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To: doug from upland

That’s funny: That itty bitty Matsuda MX-5 gets about the same EPA highway mileage as a Corvette...


10 posted on 11/08/2007 8:21:32 PM PST by Redbob (WWJBD - "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: JSteff
"Yes and even worse is how much SMUG it puts in the air."

HA!

(Can I use that?
I'll give you credit!)

11 posted on 11/08/2007 8:23:27 PM PST by Redbob (WWJBD - "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: doug from upland

Those E85 MPG vehicles really suck for MPG. HAHAHAHAHA


12 posted on 11/08/2007 8:27:23 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Proud2BeRight
I think I’ll keep my real car if that’s what it means to save a couple MPG

I hear ya, but the difference is far more than a couple miles per gallon if one drives something like this ('66 Olds Toronado).

13 posted on 11/08/2007 8:28:57 PM PST by Mr. Mojo (“Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors and miss.")
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To: doug from upland
I can not agree w/the figures for the Yaris. I have owned one for almost a year and in the summer w/the A/C running I get 35-36 mpg in the city. With it off I get 39 mpg in the city. When I ran it in the open road last year w/A/C running I got 41 mpg.

My thoughts.

14 posted on 11/08/2007 8:33:44 PM PST by abseaman (If you will not fight to the death--stay home.)
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To: Lazarus Longer

Is that yours? Or is it Leno’s?


15 posted on 11/08/2007 8:34:30 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: SolitaryMan
If the Honda Accord is a “Large” car, I wonder what a Crown Vic is?

The Crown Vic is the one most likely to have survivors if broadsided by a pickup going 40mph.

16 posted on 11/08/2007 8:35:04 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: doug from upland

Not mine. I have no idea whose it is. ...athough you could be right about Leno. (He modded his to 1000 hp, if I remember correctly).


17 posted on 11/08/2007 8:36:34 PM PST by Mr. Mojo (“Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors and miss.")
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To: Lazarus Longer

Nice car, that Olds. You have one?

I only take my 335HP ‘68 out for shows. I take my 303 HP ‘07 one out for everyday driving.

I love driving. I wouldn’t if I had to do it in some little riceburner deathtrap.


18 posted on 11/08/2007 8:37:36 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Lazarus Longer

Yes, I saw it yesterday. I was with him for three hours in his warehouse.


19 posted on 11/08/2007 8:38:20 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Lazarus Longer

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1922556/posts


20 posted on 11/08/2007 8:39:29 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

Lucky you. Must’ve been interesting. How many Duesenbergs does he have?

I was sitting in a late 50s Mercedes 300SL gullwing at a car show in B.H. around 15 years ago and someone opened the passenger door and sat down next to me. I look over — it was Leno. We talked for a minute or two about the car and then went on our way.

You ever read Leno’s bi-monthly column in Popular Mechanics? ...”Leno’s Garage.” Good reading.


21 posted on 11/08/2007 8:47:32 PM PST by Mr. Mojo (“Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors and miss.")
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To: doug from upland

The Miata might get good mileage but it’s a chick car.


22 posted on 11/08/2007 8:54:36 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: doug from upland

Is the Prius supposed to have higher city than highway gas mileage?


23 posted on 11/08/2007 8:54:45 PM PST by skr (How majestic is Thy Name, O Lord, and how mighty are Thy Works!)
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To: doug from upland

I’m getting 32 mpg in my ‘87, 16 valve, 123hp VW GTI. Catch me - if you can!


24 posted on 11/08/2007 8:56:25 PM PST by Libloather (Hillary donors find their way to the cover of Time. And the very next day they're doing it...)
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To: doug from upland

That is just a list of MPG, not efficiency.

Efficiency would be stated in pound-miles/gallon, at specified speeds.

OTOH, the extra poundage can add a lot to passenger safety.


25 posted on 11/08/2007 8:58:39 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (What if China gave an Olympics, and nobody came? Gilded lead "gold" medals, anyone?)
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To: JSteff

It’s easy to find out what the most fuel inefficient cars are. Just look for the ones that liberals ride to their “Save the Earth” functions.


26 posted on 11/08/2007 8:59:39 PM PST by boop (Who doesn't love poison pot pies?)
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To: fred4prez

I can usually get 29-30MPG on my 2006 Mazda MX-5 on the hwy...plus, it is an extremely fun little car!


28 posted on 11/08/2007 9:15:11 PM PST by fred4prez
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To: doug from upland

I get 33 mpg around town in my 2005 Scion xb 38 on the highway. I wonder why Scion isn’t on this list.


29 posted on 11/08/2007 9:22:38 PM PST by cquiggy
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To: Redbob
“I’ll give you credit!”

Thanks but no need... it was a South Park episode. Everyone in South Park had started to get Prius’s and got more scared when a cloud of SMUG was seen coming there from San Francisco.

Great episode.

30 posted on 11/08/2007 9:25:44 PM PST by JSteff
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To: doug from upland

I have a 2006 Mustang GT convertible. I have no idea what kind of mileage it gets and I don’t care. :)

How’s it goin’ dfu?


31 posted on 11/08/2007 9:36:22 PM PST by abigailsmybaby (I was born with nothing. So far I have most of it left.)
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To: doug from upland
No diesels ?
32 posted on 11/08/2007 9:56:40 PM PST by stylin19a
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To: SolitaryMan
I wonder what a Crown Vic is?

A dinosaur.

33 posted on 11/08/2007 10:05:30 PM PST by danmar (Tomorrow's life is too late. Live today!)
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To: doug from upland

The Toyota Camry has a 33/34 rating, and should have been first in some class.


34 posted on 11/08/2007 10:12:54 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: farlander

You must not own one.


35 posted on 11/08/2007 10:13:47 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

A Pious ? Nope. I believe in laws of thermodynamics, not the Global Warming religeon. However, a few ‘left of center’ friends of mine have them, and I have ridden in one. It’s a golf cart. Pretty much.


36 posted on 11/08/2007 10:34:39 PM PST by farlander (Try not to wear milk bone underwear - it's a dog eat dog financial world)
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To: JSteff

Hence, the ‘Pious’. I found that a profound observation.

Only the penetent man shall pass (into the Global Warming nirvana).


37 posted on 11/08/2007 10:36:56 PM PST by farlander (Try not to wear milk bone underwear - it's a dog eat dog financial world)
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To: Proud2BeRight

“I think I’ll keep my real car if that’s what it means to save a couple MPG. It’s so much fun blowing those ugly things off the road with some V8 American horsepower.”

Right on. The longer you’re on the road, the more gas you burn. Get there quick w/V8 power and help save the planet.


38 posted on 11/09/2007 12:18:32 AM PST by longtree
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To: abigailsmybaby

“I have a 2006 Mustang GT convertible. I have no idea what kind of mileage it gets and I don’t care. :)”

Nice. I have a modded ‘04 Cobra w/465 RWHP and get 22 mpg... (on cruse control.)


39 posted on 11/09/2007 12:25:52 AM PST by longtree
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To: doug from upland

I notice they left off the turbodiesel jetta, beetle and passat, which get close to 50 real MPG’s. I guess they just don’t like diesels.


40 posted on 11/09/2007 5:28:51 AM PST by Rocketwolf68 (Bring back the crusades)
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To: doug from upland
You know where there should be a massive conversion to hybrids? NYC taxis. They spend 75-85% of their day sitting in traffic belching fumes and wasting gas. It's the ideal environment for a hybrid.

Mayor Bloomberg should hold a contest for automakers to design a Hybrid Taxi. Then force all taxi operators to convert. Sell the old cabs off to other cities that aren't as gridlocked.

Think of how much quieter and cleaner the city would be, and how much gas would be saved. Then they should disable the horns.

41 posted on 11/09/2007 5:29:08 AM PST by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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To: Lazarus Longer

Several Duesenbergs, but I didn’t count them. He said they were only built in one year but took eight years to sell because of the Depression.


42 posted on 11/09/2007 5:32:03 AM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: skr

Yes, it gets higher in the city. It starts out on electric only. Here is an article from my brother’s magazine - http://www.greencar.com/index.cfm?content=features32


43 posted on 11/09/2007 5:35:15 AM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Lazarus Longer

I’ve haven’t read his column. His segments on the website are great. He filmed one while I was there regarding the natural gas Civic.


44 posted on 11/09/2007 5:36:11 AM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: abigailsmybaby

It’s going great. I’m on a Bakersfield talk show today to talk about HILLARY! UNCENSORED. We are hoping that the word keeps getting out there and we can get Hillary to about 57% negative.


45 posted on 11/09/2007 5:38:13 AM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Rocketwolf68; stylin19a

I don’t know why they left off diesels. Diesel is going to make a big comeback.


46 posted on 11/09/2007 5:40:10 AM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Dilbert56

Yes, NYC taxis would be the ideal use.


47 posted on 11/09/2007 5:41:17 AM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

Where’s the rest of the list? No SUVs, sports cars, exotics? The variable displacement technologies that GM and Chrysler are using need to be included here.


48 posted on 11/09/2007 5:42:33 AM PST by ovrtaxt (You're a destiny that God wrapped a body around.)
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To: Proud2BeRight

My Mustang GT and I fully agree. :)


49 posted on 11/09/2007 5:43:32 AM PST by ovrtaxt (You're a destiny that God wrapped a body around.)
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To: Rocketwolf68

Ron discusses diesels here - http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2001/08/05/MN31179.DTL


50 posted on 11/09/2007 5:43:48 AM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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