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Here's the list from CNN - Funny though.. I keep seeing all these Chevy commercials talking about how "Chevy is commited to having the most fuel efficient vehicles on the road... " Not trying to start a flame, but if you're gonna advertise something, don't talk out you arse!

Looks like the top 10 is being run by only 4 manufacturers.. MPG numbers are at the end. Volkswagen seems to be pretty dominant across the board.

1. Honda Insight (hybrid) -- 60/66

2. Toyota Prius (hybrid) -- 60/51

3.Volkswagen New Beetle and Golf (diesel, manual) -- 37/44

4. Volkswagen Jetta (diesel) -- 36/41

5. Ford Escape Hybrid FWD -- 36/31

6. Volkswagen New Beetle and Jetta(diesel, automatic) -- 35/42

7. Volkswagen Golf (diesel, automatic) -- 33/44

8. Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD (Also Mazda Tribute and Mercury Mariner 4WD hybrids) -- 33/29

9. Lexus RX 400h 2WD and Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2WD -- 33/28

10. Toyota Corolla (manual) -- 32/41

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http://www.cnn.com/2005/AUTOS/10/12/...ars/index.html
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they love to create a bunch of hype about all these hybrid's, but any savings you see from fuel are GONE as soon as you have to swap out the batteries or go to sell, they don't seem to be holding their value at all. The diesel VW's do seem to be a pretty good gig though.
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The most fuel efficient vehicle I have ever seen is my 1997 GMC Jimmy with the 4.3 V6 with 191K miles on it, I haven't paid for a tank of gas for about six months....does that count ;?

I will always let the wife drive it when it gets balow a 1/4 tank and she fills it up for me
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I just bought number 9 on the list,The Lexus 400h,and I can't get anywhere near those numbers!I have been averaging 23 mpg.You have to crawl to get those figures.
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demoore....now that is fuel efficient......MANAGEMENT.....let someone else buy the gas..........
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I've heard the same thing about the hybrids- all your fuel savings go out the window as soon as you take it to the shop. Also, I have heard that it is hard to find a mechanic that can work on one.

A buddy of mine has a diesel Jetta and loves it. Great gas mileage, looks cool, and his has been reliable.
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I like the Jetta that B-Faithful has.. Stage 1 or 2 turbo kit and wicked fast!
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Aaaaahhh~ screw all those. I'm stickin' to my 91 Toyota p/u and my '05 Honda Accord....functionality AND good looks.


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How many can pull a 3500 lb trailer?
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my money would be on the volkswagon
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A Few Dollars - 10/13/2005 2:50 PM How many can pull a 3500 lb trailer?


Good point,

Most won't carry 1 full grown man in comfort, much less a family of 4. If I take my milege of 15-20 and multiply x's 4 to get milege carrying 4 adults, I get 60-80 PPMPG (people per mile per gallon)
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I guess ya just can't believe everything you read. I got one on order that I pick up this Saturday. 38 City and 46 Highway. And it's made in the USA. All SAE, no metrics.
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Good point,

Most won't carry 1 full grown man in comfort, much less a family of 4. If I take my milege of 15-20 and multiply x's 4 to get milege carrying 4 adults, I get 60-80 PPMPG (people per mile per gallon)
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I think we are going to see more and more diesels. Diesels have been the popular choice in Europe for quite some time, we are just behind.
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the small lexus suv hybrid actually performed worse than its gasoline counterpart; they use the "hybrid" to sell it. and it has this whiny noise in city driving that is loud. this is from a NYT auto review.
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Diesel may be up and coming BUT the fuel is as expensive if not more expensive than gasoline, at least in my part of the woods…..
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You are right Bill, it is more expensive, but you get more mileage out of diesel.

A truck like mine with a V10 gas burner gets half the mileage I get, plus my resale value is MUCH better.
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the small lexus suv hybrid actually performed worse than its gasoline counterpart; they use the "hybrid" to sell it. and it has this whiny noise in city driving that is loud. this is from a NYT auto review.

The hybrid does not get worse performance than the all gas,and why would it.I have had both,and believe me the hybrid gets better gas mileage,not much,but better.The big differance is in the acceleration,and the hybrid is much quicker ,than the all gas version.As far as the whiny noise goes,that is when you are breaking only,and it is then recahrging the system,and you also have to try to hear it.
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The Lexus review pointed out that the hybrid version used the electric motor to tweak the HP of the SUV higher. So buying the hybrid model does not give you the same power but with better mpg, but rather more power with the same to worse mpg. They accused Lexus (Toyota) of hyping the hybrid SUV, when it doesn't deliver what most people are theoretically buying a hybrid for. If you have had both cars I certainly can't contradict your first hand experience, rather I share what I read in the review. Are you a affiliated with Lexus? I am asking only because it is unusual for someone to have had both of these cars, since they are both pretty new.
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NormandyBeach - 10/13/2005 4:02 PM

The Lexus review pointed out that the hybrid version used the electric motor to tweak the HP of the SUV higher. So buying the hybrid model does not give you the same power but with better mpg, but rather more power with the same to worse mpg. They accused Lexus (Toyota) of hyping the hybrid SUV, when it doesn't deliver what most people are theoretically buying a hybrid for. If you have had both cars I certainly can't contradict your first hand experience, rather I share what I read in the review. Are you a affiliated with Lexus? I am asking only because it is unusual for someone to have had both of these cars, since they are both pretty new.

I had an 04' RX330, that I put 31000 miles on and thought it was time to trade..I also drive the BMW 645ci,so I'm a little bit of a car nut.I get sick of cars very easily. Having had both types of the RX,I can assure you that the hybrid gets better mileage than the 330. By the way I'm in the furniture business.

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