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@ Draigflag: Easy there, mate. As MMUK said, automatics using regular unleaded gas are predominant over here in the states. For one, regular gas is less expensive than diesel; part of the reason that, with the exception of VW, diesel cars are not widely available over here. Secondly, we Yanks are a hard working lot, myself included. 50 hour weeks and beyond are not uncommon. So when we're having to deal with a long commute during "rush-hour", the last thing most people want to deal with is having to downshift constantly with the traffic being insane. They want to just put it in drive and go, without having to think about it any further. My "driving fun" comes when I save money on gas at my fill-ups. I dig being able to keep more money in my wallet while the dummies driving like idiots and getting 13 mpg. If this helps my gas-mileage "street-cred", I'm averaging around 42 mpg (US) so far with my automatic Focus. My mpg driving style is still a work in progress. Any tips as to how I can get better at it are always helpful. Thanks.
posted by sobhall August 21, 2012 at 10:22 PM