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carjunky
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Oct 27, 2005, 8:50 AM

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This is the link to check it out. A United States Governement site with great car information.

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/findacar.htm


just click this link then select your car year, model, and make. Some listings even offer crash test results.


Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 27, 2005, 2:20 PM

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By today's standards all my vehicles are pigs. I fight back by driving half a much!! One is a 3/4 ton Chevy truck with snow plow. It's worth the gas at twice the price vs the shovel!! I have a huge driveway and it does it in about four minutes!! I think that one is worth the fuel. I plow at my Dad's too (1.2 miles away). They have this cute habit of widenending the road long after a snow storm and there's a new pile at the end that you could see Europe from so I go back again. You can't even shovel that stuff it's so icy. I'm not a spring chicken but I don't think my Dad in his mid 80s should be messing with that!Smile - T



Brian1
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May 10, 2006, 2:16 PM

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Neither of my 2 vehicles (both with V8’s) get very good gas mileage. I own a 1994 Chevy 4X4 pick up truck that gets about 12 MPG and a 2000 Cadillac STS that gets a best of 23/24 MPG. I have recently considered getting an old 4 cylinder car just to get better gas mileage for driving around town. The last time I bought gas was last week and I paid 2.89 per gallon here in Bloomington, MN.


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Tom Greenleaf
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May 10, 2006, 5:44 PM

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Yeh same here - all V8s and poor around town economy but in the 20s on a trip. $2.89 some places would die for!! Just got gas here for $2.81 but that was one of the days some places do cents off on certain days.

Hey - the sports of it always did pay for fuel at outrageous prices. What confused me is that in yachting it was way more costly and we were buying it 300 or more gallons at a single stop - you'd think it would be cheaper??

I've always been a power boater but once went on a four hour chartered cruise on a huge sail boat. Funny but when they cleared the harbor they shut the engines off which almost made my heart stop!! I'm an engine person and NOT used to that.!!

My next home may be a Shannon 50-60 foot sailboat at a marina in RI. If so I'll be on line, Be well, T



deadbolt12
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Aug 8, 2006, 1:42 PM

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I get about 24 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway in my 98 honda cr-v. It usually gets about 22mpg in the city and about 25 mpg on the highway, but at the moment I am trying out interpacific's d1280-x reformulator to try and compare if there really is a mileage difference. Seems to be working. Gas around where I live varies from about 2.99 up to 3.09 for unleaded gas.


Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 8, 2006, 3:45 PM

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Just a comment: My personal attack back at this fuel price craze which may get worse is to absolutely drive as little as possible. My cars don't do much for MPGs around town but if I can use them half as much it's my duty to do so and not all can do that but those who can should.

Let's fight back and get going with alternatives. We have to start now for what may take years to accomplish.

It was upsetting to hear owner of my closest corner store that biz was down and the store is the closest to many around me and he blamed it on the price of fuel. I think he's right, T



DRIVEBUY
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Aug 9, 2006, 8:47 AM

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People in the UK wanting to know info on their cars can try parkers.co.uk.

Has complete spec lists and mpg stats for every make and model of vehicle.


Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 9, 2006, 2:11 PM

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In the U.S. new cars have a mandated sticker on the window that is supposed to tell you what to expect and the test is supposed to be in some controlled condition.

What people actually get is always going to be unique to the conditions and the way they drive. In general we don't have a big problem on how much fuel you actually purched as it's pretty heavily checked so sellers can't cheat but I've heard of that, T



rhiebert
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Aug 22, 2006, 9:15 AM

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The fueleconomy.gov/feg/findacar site is excellent, thanks. I'll be comparing how my '06 Wave does after break-in and the first Amsoil change over.
R. Hiebert
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Ice 9
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Oct 6, 2007, 1:44 AM

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glad i got the car lol
85 ford bronco 11mpg
93 mitsubishi eclipse 23mpg
i'm happy with getting 2x the mpg Smile


tusseltussel
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Feb 28, 2008, 4:34 PM

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my caddy gets like 18 in town and 21 on the open road it's a 1981 land yacht and i love it. my truck when it runs im not shore but it isn't much its a 79 f350 the 02 subaru not sure on that one but i do know i can make it to Nashville and back on 1 full tank and thats about 140 miles each way the truck took me a hole tank to go one way and it has a bigger tank, so i don't drive that but when i need to, and on the farm. well in general i dont drive much any more as i don't leave my property much we fill up the Subaru like once a month unless we have to go to Nashville


darrin
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Jun 29, 2008, 3:10 PM

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don't know about ya'll but heres a video i found. i tried this and i got a 20% increase in gas mileage out of my 97 chevy lumina 3.1. i get 33.4 on the highway and 28 in the city. my friend has 2 of them made out of 4 inch pvc on his chevy silverado and went from gettin 12mpg to 24 mpg. i've had alot of people tell me that it don't work but it does. and no this aint no spam notice. lol. just a fellow car guy giving ya'll something that works for me.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=kqL5Sur7LtE

now you know how to cheat the gas companys.


(This post was edited by darrin on Jun 29, 2008, 3:13 PM)


Double J
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Jun 29, 2008, 3:54 PM

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Are you kidding me?
LMAO!!!!!

Shemp could give better directions than this guy!

Thanks for the laugh!!!


Jim


Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 29, 2008, 3:54 PM

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Darrin - That's total BS!

T



darrin
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Jun 29, 2008, 10:09 PM

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i got one on my car right now. and it works. i didn't belive it would the first time i saw it. but after i buit one i was like lets see how flamable this stuff is. i hit the gas with my lighter and it flared up. all i know is i went from getting 26 mpg to 33.6. i could live with that.


Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 1, 2008, 3:06 PM

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FOLKS! THESE ARE SCAMS! THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS BURNING WATER IN A CAR IN PLACE OF FUEL. Yes - there are ways to extract hydrogen out of the H2O that water is made up of. It takes more energy to extract it than the hydrogen can give back so it's a double waste! If hydrogen was a wasted by product of doing something else that would be different.

Save your money and time wasted on this nonsense,

T



tbrdlvr88
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Jul 28, 2008, 4:48 PM

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i got one on my car right now. and it works. i didn't belive it would the first time i saw it. but after i buit one i was like lets see how flamable this stuff is. i hit the gas with my lighter and it flared up. all i know is i went from getting 26 mpg to 33.6. i could live with that.



GlennAB1
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Aug 30, 2009, 1:12 PM

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My newest car is three years old and has always averaged 30 mpg hwy, just as the sticker claimed.




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Loren Champlain Sr
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Oct 25, 2009, 1:29 PM

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>>i hit the gas with my lighter and it flared up<<
Wow! Now, THAT, IS AMAZING!Tongue
Loren
SW Washington


nickwarner
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Feb 17, 2010, 11:57 PM

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does that snake oil come in 10w30? After I tried putting it in my car the engine light came on and the scanner said the douche sensor was tripped. Apparently, the douche sensor code is tripped by the ECM when it detects that a complete douche has been screwing with the thing after watching a you tube video. Causes the car to have a bunch of useless crap that will eventually wreck it in the hopes of saving $5 at a gas station, which is applied later to the $130 tow bill, the $900 repair bill, and the rent on whatever trailer the owner lives in. If this crap was real it wouldn't be on You Tube! It would be on every single channel for sale to the public who would jump for it. But its not, because it is as real as the tooth fairy, santa clause and the unicorn. Plus, it keeps pulling those pesky douche sensor codes!


Loren Champlain Sr
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Feb 18, 2010, 4:02 PM

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>>But its not, because it is as real as the tooth fairy, santa clause and the unicorn.<<
And, just what are you implying with THAT statement? I always got a quarter under my pillow when I lost a tooth. Always presents under the tree Christmas morning. Ever heard "The Unicorn Song" by the Irish Rovers? Don't you go breaking my bubbles!
Loren
SW Washington


nbentley
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Sep 5, 2011, 11:15 AM

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My Car averages 54 to the gallon

Citreon Xsara 2.0 Hdi

160000 miles and ticking


Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 6, 2011, 10:21 AM

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Bull! You can't even spell the name of the car,

T



Discretesignals
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Sep 6, 2011, 6:56 PM

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I'd believe it. It's got a 2.0L high direct injection diesel in it. Probably with a small turbo charger also. Car probably doesn't weight very much.

I wouldn't mind have a small car with a little diesel like that in it to putter to work in. Probably wouldn't have to fill the tank for a month, but EPA won't let them over here unless that have some sort of particulate filter on it.


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DW10

The 2.0 L DW10 was the first PSA Diesel engine to feature common rail direct injection, and was given the commercial designation HDi. It has a bore of 85 mm (3.3 in) and a stroke of 88 mm (3.5 in) for a total displacement of 1997 cc, replacing the XUD9 in 1999. It was initially available in 90 PS (66 kW) form, with two valves per cylinder and a non-intercooled turbo. An intercooler was added later in the year, boosting power to 107 PS (79 kW).
Initially available in the midsized models, such as the Citroën Xsara and Xantia and Peugeot 306 and 406, it was soon spread across the PSA range, such as the LCVs, while a 16-valve version, with 109 PS (80 kW), was used in the large MPVs built in association with Fiat. Suzuki was a customer of these powerplants, using them in the European Vitara and Grand Vitara.






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