Anything with the Ford 2.0l SOHC ('97-up Escorts, some '00-'04 Foci) will net you pretty good mileage. Maybe an older Mazda 323 or Ford Aspire? Other than that, it's the usual suspects...SOHC Saturns, 2.2l Cavaliers/Sunfires, etc.
'67 Mustang - out of commission after an accident
'00 Echo - DD
'11 Kia Rio - Wife's DD
'09 Harley Nightster - 48mpg and 1/4 miles in the 12's
Its pretty evident that many here simply recommend what they're already driving, so I shall be no exception.
If you can find one in drivable condition...how `bout a 1983-84 Volvo 240 Diesel?
The spaciousness and cargo capacity of a mid-sized SUV and 35+mpgs to boot.
Or better yet, convert a later model 200 series: http://www.thegreencarco.com/product...rsion_faqs.php
All I need is a time machine to go and get back my '77 Volvo wagon (junked a few years ago, but still looked nice from outside), and probably about 12 grand.
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My friend has a Vauxhall Corsa Breeze, 996 cc engine 3 cylinder petrol effort, he must get 60+ mpg he never looks at the fuel gauge or tries to understand FE, he says he just puts in ?5 a week and that's all he knows, after a few months his 35 litre tank gets filled up, he drives around 6 miles a day.
I was thinking about getting a Suzuki Swift which is a quick car yet its suppose to be great on FE.
Water is fuel, I just don't know how to make it work yet.
************* said a '95 Prizm (which is a Geo). The old EPA ratings were 28/34, which translates to roughly 32/41 in imperial gallons (my calculation).
However, the original poster, bowtieguy, is from Florida, not known for its use of imperial gallons. Then I realized he said a Chevy Prizm, not a Geo Prizm. The old EPA numbers for 2002 Chevy Prizm are 32/41, just as he posted.
The 31/38 numbers are the old EPA rating of 2000 Chevy Prizm.