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Old 07-21-2008, 12:27 PM   #101
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Clearly there's a wire crossed here somewhere.

Ah, found it:

************* 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.

What a difference a few years can make...
hah you're right! You debunked the mystery!
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:18 PM   #102
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in 2000, toyota implimented the VVTI motor giving FE a needed boost, perhaps to keep up with honda?

BTW, consumer reports named the 2000-2002 prizm as one of the best(and most efficient) used cars. CR doesn't hold a lot of pull with me, but they can't always be wrong(or right).

since i found mine by mistake, certainly it is a true sleeper!
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:50 PM   #103
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:38 AM   #104
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I had a '96 Chevy Corsica with the 2.2 OHV and 3-speed Auto.
Usually got 32mpg although a few times of 34 and one low of 27 (my 17yr old son drove it). Really happy with it but it didn't hold up so good to a 2 3/4 times roll over (again my 17yr old son).
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Old 08-29-2008, 02:10 PM   #105
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Malibu Maxx. Only made 4 years and taken off the market BECAUSE it's an FE sleeper. I can get 41.8 MPG sustained at 62 MPH on flat ground on cruise control, bone stock, and my wife's is the luxury model.

It has more cargo room than a Jeep Liberty, seats 5, and is actually 1/2" SHORTER than its smaller brother the Malibu. 40+ MPG for a "station wagon"!!!
You allways talk about your great FE on your MAXX but all your gas logs show about 32mpg. Which is pretty good but, lets see those 40+ numbers.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:55 AM   #106
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From another thread: Pontiac Sunfire...

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she drives it like a bat outa hell, and she gets lower thirties in mpg! It's shaped generally like an egg So it's really aero, and has some smallish grill openings. It'll coast forever too! I was surprised to see no one on here has one... oh well.
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I put a lot of high speed highway miles on it and as I reacall it got mid 30's mpg and I didn't baby it. Probably could have done a lot better with the mpg if I really tried. I just did the regular oil changes and put new tires on it. It never broke down on me.
2000 Sunfire 2.2l 5MT is EPA rated 21/24/31, so mid-thirties at high speed without any hypermiling effort sounds like a hypermile sleeper to me.
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From another thread: Pontiac Sunfire...





2000 Sunfire 2.2l 5MT is EPA rated 21/24/31, so mid-thirties at high speed without any hypermiling effort sounds like a hypermile sleeper to me.


And actually if you look at the "grill" openings, they don't let air go directly on the radiator. I forget if you could block them off completely, but if I remember right the Sunfire is like the old Firebird where it gets all of the air from under the bumper.
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Look at my gaslogs, just got 41mpg!


For something as big as an accord the milage is awesome!
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Since Mazda Protege was mentioned -

Ford Escort - I've had a wagon for almost 10 years now (gave it to my daughter 2 years ago but left it in my name). She claims to break 40mpg every so often, judging by the line of cars I've seen behind her when passing her out on the road, I believe it.
I got 37-40mpg in my 94 escort wagon regularly. Also a 92 Saturn SL1 that got 40mpg.

Buick Century that did 32mpg. Pontiac Bonneville that did 30mpg.

My first car was a chevette diesel. Saw 60mpg once. average was over 45mpg.

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