What if you cannot afford a “new” fuel efficient automobile?

Discussion in 'Articles' started by xcel, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Wow, after folks read that , there will be a stampede of people running to their local used-car lot to try to find a Sable wagon. Some of them will only be able to find a Taurus and will be laughed at by the Sable owners. But ALL of them will be SO GLAD they were able to dump their crappy uncomfortable Prius and get into some real American iron.
     
  2. 50 mpg by 2012

    50 mpg by 2012 Well-Known Member

    Re: What if you cannot afford a “new” fuel efficient automobile?

    Maybe the data at these links will shed some light on the situation

    http://www.fueleconomy.gov/mpg/MPG.do?action=browseList2&make=Mercury&model=Sable Wagon

    http://www.fueleconomy.gov/mpg/MPG.do?action=browseList2&make=Mercury&model=Sable

    http://www.fueleconomy.gov/mpg/MPG.do?action=browseList2&make=Mercury&model=Sable FWD

    http://www.fueleconomy.gov/mpg/MPG.do?action=browseList2&make=Honda&model=Civic

    http://www.fueleconomy.gov/mpg/MPG.do?action=browseList2&make=Honda&model=Civic HX

    http://www.fueleconomy.gov/mpg/MPG.do?action=browseList2&make=Honda&model=Civic HF

    There is a great amount of data covering many years (some pre 1990) so I'll let you review it and draw your own conclusions about user average mpg experience.

    BTW ... http://www.fueleconomy.gov/mpg/MPG.do?action=browseList is based more than 35,000 model configurations over the past 28 years.

    EDIT: My new 1975 Civic CVCC cost 1/6 the base price of the 2012 Civic HF with 38 and 39 User MPG respectively. Of course, the 2012 is a LOT MORE car.
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2012
  3. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Re: What if you cannot afford a “new” fuel efficient automobile?

    Yes, but inflation. Counting for that, the old CVCC cost 2/3 as much as the new Hf.
     
  4. Mpgplus

    Mpgplus New Member

    Re: What if you cannot afford a “new” fuel efficient automobile?

    Do 't forget the crx, I am getting 53 mpg mostly stock with aero hubcaps and I paid $1800. When people put a vx engine in it they are getting 70mpg ( economodder site).
     
  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Mpgplus:

    Welcome to CleanMPG.

    An original Insight can do another 50% on top of that with no adding an engine although finding one in good condition nowadays is becoming tough.

    Great to see you are in a CR-X though. Great Honda fuel savers with lean burn without restrictions from a ways back indeed.

    Wayne
     
  6. Socal Monster

    Socal Monster Active Member

    Re: What if you cannot afford a “new” fuel efficient automobile?

    I just wish I could afford a new car
     
  7. rfruth

    rfruth Well-Known Member

    Re: What if you cannot afford a “new” fuel efficient automobile?

    I wonder if the Eilo will see the light of day ?

    http://www.eliomotors.com/
     
  8. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Rfruth:

    I probably see 10 of their adverts in my feed(s) each and every day. Tough to launch into a market with $2.25 gasoline however. :( The company claims about Crash Test safety still sounds like marketing bluster to me.

    [​IMG]

    Wayne
     
  9. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I'd like to drive one. Maybe just for weekend recreation in "safe" areas. If the price is actually $6800 , it's cheaper than most motorcycles , especially the ones bought for "recreation" in this country.
     

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