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Old 09-03-2014, 11:21 AM   #171
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I am elated over my high altitude figures for my Honda NC700x, 2012 model. It's getting a consistent 80 plus mpg every tank this summer. I expect it to decrease this fall but still be no lower that 70mpg. My old Hyundai Accent, 2003 was getting 40+ mpg on my commute to Santa Fe, IF I kept the speed at 65mph. That takes nerve on a two lane northbound interstate commute. Idiots just don't get the message that moderation means higher mileage.
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Old 09-03-2014, 01:19 PM   #172
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Did anyone see my Golf TDI topic? 97 MPG over almost 1000 miles, doubt many cars could beat that.
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:39 AM   #173
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I personally think my little Peugeot 206 1.4 HDI is a bit of a sleeper.

I'm regularly getting 80mpg per tank, current lifetime average is 73mpg, but I definitely see that going up over time.

This is in general driving as well. So no special conditions etc.

P.S. The same engine is used in the Citreon C3 and Ford Fiesta I believe.

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Old 12-06-2014, 11:55 AM   #174
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I recommend a Toyota Echo. Mine is saddled with an auto trans and with mild hypermiling ( no EOC, DWL or P+G) and it nets me a solid 40.5-41 on my commute, closer to 42 or 43 in the summer. Highway driving is a guaranteed 45+, usually closer to 47. One 170mi stretch netted 50.75mpg for me. Its ultimate potential falls short of newer offerings when more extreme techniques are applied but it offers easily accessible fuel economy on the lower end of the totem pole. Aside from that, it's remarkably handy for a 4-door sedan, a body style is normally despise, and stupid reliable.
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Old 01-11-2015, 04:56 PM   #175
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Here's another good one: Mitsubishi Mirage. Yeah, I know what you're thinking. But secondhand they come cheap and with the remainder of the rather generous factory warrantee. It's a Prius-beater too.
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Old 01-12-2015, 08:10 AM   #176
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Here's another good one: Mitsubishi Mirage. Yeah, I know what you're thinking. But secondhand they come cheap and with the remainder of the rather generous factory warrantee. It's a Prius-beater too.
I assume you mean the old one. Had the sedan for a day while my car was in the shop. Seemed like a solid little car for daily use.

The new one looks like it has potential if you need a new, frugal car for a daily commute.
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:16 AM   #177
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The Mirage is another test manipulater, it's rated at 76 MPG here, looks good on paper like most small engined gas powered cars do, but in reality, it probably does 50 MPG on a good day.
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:37 PM   #178
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Nah I meant the new one. Resale prices on the new Mirages should be in bargain territory, and were coming up on the time when they will be hitting the market in some numbers. Pretty much every car is a test manipulator over there. I thought our FE testing had some big holes in it (and that is still no lie) until I saw what's happening over in Europe.
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Old 01-14-2015, 12:02 AM   #179
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Yea apparently they are to change to test cycle in 2017 for more realistic everyday results. The figures they publish are very high, not unobtainable, I have exceeded the 85 MPG "Highway" figure for my car by 10 MPG on occasion, but it was tough and takes a lot of concentration, wouldn't have the patience to keep it up for an entire tank!
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Old 02-04-2015, 01:37 PM   #180
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Here's one I forgot about: the first-gen Dodge/Plymouth Neon. Light and handy, with a 5-speed it would be a promising budget buy.
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