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GBHUGVA

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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 7:08:52 AM

I need a gas saver. Have a Ford Escape Hybrid FWD that averages 32 mpg real world. Waiting for new Fusions with 47mpg. But may have to pick up a beater to use for the interum. Any ideas?
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Alien6500
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 3:24:43 PM

my vw golf tdi gets over 50 mpg
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jimb76
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2012 10:17:10 AM

Yep. My 2002 Jetta TDI does. Paid less than $6,000 for it and don't have to worry about some battery pack going dead on me.
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ProfDude
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:26:53 PM

I do not own a Prius but I have many friends and colleagues who do. In fact, three different sets of couples I know well each have two (one for each person, obviously). They all claim mid 50's in terms of gas mileage, just as many folks here do.

My 2004 VW Jetta TDI gets 45 mpg highway. On several occasions I have managed 50 mpg at 65-70 mph and two adults plus luggage (Chicago to Minneapolis or so type trips without a/c compressor). On average though, our Jetta TDI is not driven on the highway all that much anymore as it has been relegated to one of my more "local driving" daughters. Thus it probably averages high 30's now. When I used it for my daily driver (55 miles per day, roughly 40% stop and go), it averaged low 40's at best.

I greatly prefer the newer diesels over the '04 and it would not surprise me if the mileage were as much better as the performance is.

[Edited by: ProfDude at 9/28/2012 10:28:37 PM EST]
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 8:58:06 PM

VW diesel does it easily and with surprising performance. Do yourself a favour and take a test drive.
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Z12
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 7:29:52 PM

Ford Fusion
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Z12
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 9:33:35 PM

Toyota Prius
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reb4
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 9:20:27 AM

still waiting, but I have seen pictures of new Fusion and C-Max and they claim to get 47mpg...

Meanwhile for the last 2 1/2 years I have averaged over 52.7MPG in a Toyota Prius ...Hurry up Ford, price of gasoline is going up...
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Volvodude04
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 10:13:45 PM

I only get 30
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RRBC
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 2:43:26 PM

Is there such a car?
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Z12
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 11:57:04 AM

Ford Fusion
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JudoMike
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 3:55:46 AM

I have an '05 corolla (manual) that regularly gets 37mpg.
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:31:47 AM

No, 2012 Passat Tdi does not get real world 45+
Highway yes, when driving very carefully, but not real world, unless your world is always in the country and always highways which may be real to you but not really "real"...
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steffy628
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 8:22:33 AM

My 2012 Passat TDI
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michaelsnu
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 8:05:52 PM

My 2012 Passat TDI!
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DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:56:14 AM

My 2002 stick shift VW TDI Jetta :)
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BLWong
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 7:10:34 AM

"Witch?" I guess that would be a broom!

But seriously, my brother swears by his Prius! Gets him 51-53 mpg!
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 12:05:49 AM

No
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reb4
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:12:29 PM

Just filled up my gas guzzling 2010 Toyota Prius... 57.0 MPG!

Avg. since purchased (5/2010) - 52.5MPG
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Z12
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 7:11:10 PM

The Fusion and Prius
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Bell30012
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 1:15:31 PM

The Ford Escape Hybrid is such a sales dog that Ford is killing the product line. I wouldn't recommend anyone purchase one now. The book value on these lemons will drop like a rock when that line is shuddered. Besides Ford purchases the drivetrain from the Japanese.
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reb4
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 8:33:32 AM

real world, 2010 toyota prius has gotten over 50.3 mpg since I bought it in May 2010.

That is actual MPG from purchasing records both on gas buddy fuel logbook and fuelly.com.

When I purchased it I never thought I would get over 45mpg... Pleasently supprised...
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GBHUGVA
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 6:24:26 AM

Ford Escape Hybrid is a better built veh. than the Prius, I have one of each, both driven equally. The Ford with 140K miles feels much more solid than the Toy with 103K on it. I don't care who sold more, the Ford wins in our family!

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GBHUGVA
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 7:06:46 AM

The Prius test score, said Consumer Reports, puts it slightly under its chief competitor, the mediocre Honda Insight, and is too low for us to recommend the model.”

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RorySten
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:36:30 PM

So far my 2011 Prius III has averaged Mid 40-s in the colder months, and high 40-s to low 50-s in warmer months (I have the GasBuddy logs to prove it.) With it's 11.9 gal tank, I've got over 500 miles per tank range, and I don't have to change my lifestyle with electric hook-ups.

That's been me driving 85% on the interstate, and driving it like it's been designed to be, i.e. using pulse-and-glides when I can at lower speeds, using cruise control at higher speeds, easing off the line accelerations from stops, coasting down to red lights, etc. That said, I am not hyper-miler doing 5-10mph under the limit, instead I'm usually doing 5mph over the limit most of the time. I've almost got 30K on it, and so far it has been flawless. I paid $26K for it out the door.

Okay that was me, now for you, if you're driving a car for excitement, to impress someone else in whatever way, then mileage or CO2 emissions is not really your major criteria, choose another car, i.e. if you've got a taste for juicy steak, don't be hanging out in the bakery.

If it still is gas economics, then you really have to do the ROI on whether or not it'll be worth it FOR YOU. Be conservative, say you'd average 45mpg with a Prius, now ask yourself how many miles do you plan on putting on your prospective new car over its life (in mi), take the difference in gas mileage between it and a Prius (in mpg), multiply it by the average cost of gas ($/gal) and see if it'll be worth it.



[Edited by: RorySten at 8/3/2012 12:39:11 PM EST]
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reb4
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 8:44:57 AM

My 2010 prius is averaging 52.4MPG over 2 years of ownership.

[Edited by: reb4 at 8/3/2012 8:46:07 AM EST]
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Bell30012
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 8:19:49 AM

Still tilting at Windmills? Face GBHUGVA while the single Toyota Prius that you have owned hasn't measured up, there are how many that are exceeding expectations? I've posted my Fuelly link that shows that my 2011 Toyota Prius tracked over 44 fill ups is getting 49.4 mpg. I'm happy with that. Sure, I'd love to see 50+ but I understand that I do too much highway driving and run the a/c all the time.

Anyone looking into real world vehicles that get over 45 mpg the Prius should be top of your list. It's far cheaper than a Volt and you don't have to plug it in to get phenomenal mpg.
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GBHUGVA
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 8:16:06 AM

2013 Ford C-max Plug-in will pick up where the 2005-2012 Escape Hybrid leaves off would be a better choice than the V.

"Honda and Toyota lie about MPG's, The wifes Prius got 40.3(395miles on 9.8gal) last fill NOT the 60/51 Toyota claims."

2004-2007 Toyota claimed 60 mpg city/51 mpg highway later in 2008 it was changed to 48 mpg city/45 mpg highway still higher than we get.

Our 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid gets 32.5 most of the time, paid 10grand
the wifes P.O.S. 2004 prius only gets 40.3 not 60 like they said, but she got it for 7grand, ok beater I guess, but the Ford is our favorite, better quality for sure!

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michaelsnu
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 10:33:37 PM

My 2012 Passat TDI on the hwy gets 45+
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ESDDieselDub
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 8:19:32 PM

2004 VW Jetta TDI
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bluejaysfan
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 3:46:05 PM

Our 2002 VW Golf is definetly over 45 MPG our 2006 Toyota Corolla is close to that too!
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jodybull
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 2:50:33 PM

My advice is don't worry about it unless you're on the verge of poverty. Then walk. I have a 1 1/2 ton pickup, 1995 model that still gets over 16 mpg in city and more on the highway. The new "fuel efficient" Ford Mustangs get 12-13 mpg, they cost more than double what my truck did new, and I can carry 3 of them in the back of my truck. Always balance the costs of a new "fuel efficient" car with the cost of fuel.
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DHomz
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 2:44:48 PM

That's damn good mileage for an SUV. If you want to get a beater, pick up a 1999.5-2003 Volkswagen TDI. Manuals get you about 45mpg highway. The 2004-2005 (which I own) get you about 43. Newer ones I believe are around 42-44 as well. Older ones you can get for around 3-4 grand. You can beat the hell out of them and they keep ticking; my buddy has one with 441,000 miles on it and runs as if it were new.
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GBHUGVA
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2012 8:18:21 AM

I hate buying gas MertieMan!!!
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2012 7:50:05 AM

32 mpg isn't bad, what are you griping about?
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GBHUGVA
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2012 7:12:37 AM

The Prius test score, said Consumer Reports, puts it slightly under its chief competitor, the mediocre Honda Insight, and is too low for us to recommend the model.”

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GBHUGVA
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 5:45:32 AM

2013 Ford C-max Plug-in will pick up where the 2005-2012 Escape Hybrid leaves off would be a better choice than the V.

"Honda and Toyota lie about MPG's, The wifes Prius got 40.3(395miles on 9.8gal) last fill NOT the 60/51 Toyota claims."

2004-2007 Toyota claimed 60 mpg city/51 mpg highway later in 2008 it was changed to 48 mpg city/45 mpg highway still higher than we get.

Our 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid gets 32.5 most of the time, paid 10grand
the wifes P.O.S. 2004 prius only gets 40.3 not 60 like they said, but she got it for 7grand, ok beater I guess, but the Ford is our favorite, better quality for sure!

reb4, that driving 30-40mph(pulse-glide/hyper-miling) in 45-55limit roads will get you rear-ended, oh you help desk metrosexuals are into that kinda thing!
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reb4
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2012 8:54:50 AM

my prius 2010 get's 50's avg year round... And consumers reports recommends used.. thats all you buy isn't it?
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ImpImpster
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 4:56:26 PM

Oh, I meant ,whine about the Volt!
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ImpImpster
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 4:55:37 PM

Why not the Volt?
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diesdown
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 7:33:24 PM

Personally, I do not want a 'witch' car!
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GBHUGVA
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 10:56:33 AM

2013 Ford C-max Plug-in will pick up where the 2005-2012 Escape Hybrid leaves off would be a better choice than the V.

"Honda and Toyota lie about MPG's, The wifes Prius got 40.3(395miles on 9.8gal) last fill NOT the 60/51 Toyota claims."

2004-2007 Toyota claimed 60 mpg city/51 mpg highway later in 2008 it was changed to 48 mpg city/45 mpg highway still higher than we get.

Our 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid gets 32.5 most of the time, paid 10grand
the wifes P.O.S. 2004 prius only gets 40.3 not 60 like they said, but she got it for 7grand, ok beater I guess, but the Ford is our favorite, better quality for sure!

reb4, that driving 30-40mph(pulse-glide/hyper-miling) in 45-55limit roads will get you rear-ended, oh you help desk metrosexuals are into that kinda thing!

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GBHUGVA
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 10:55:03 AM

Ford Escape Hybrid is a better built veh. than the Prius, I have one of each, both driven equally. The Ford with 140K miles feels much more solid than the Toy with 103K on it. I don't care who sold more, the Ford wins in our family!

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reb4
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 8:33:35 AM

bell... "Stupid is as stupid does."
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GBHUGVA
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 8:14:29 AM

PLAN TO SELL the prius THIS fall(and buy the new Ford hybrid), the wiFFFFe keeps giving me the Toy Prius to drive, so I can check out posible problems, latest break lock ups in wet weather! The Prius is clearly the least favorite to drive and the Ford Escape hybrid the desired ride in our family!

Come to the east coast Bell, we have something for ya!!
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Bell30012
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 7:54:55 AM

Love it. The self proclaimed smartest among us misspells wife and then cut & pastes it so it appears in a bunch of threads. What an idiot.
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GBHUGVA
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 7:49:14 AM

PLAN TO SELL the prius THIS fall(and buy the new Ford hybrid), the wive keeps giving me the Toy Prius to drive, so I can check out posible problems, latest break lock ups in wet weather! The Prius is clearly the least favorite to drive and the Ford Escape hybrid the desired ride in our family!
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Message Posted: May 30, 2012 3:49:44 PM

ford escape
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Seamus4513
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Message Posted: May 30, 2012 9:11:05 AM

CT200h 47+
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GBHUGVA
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Message Posted: May 30, 2012 7:39:14 AM

Ford Escape Hybrid is a better built veh. than the Prius, I have one of each, both driven equally. The Ford with 140K miles feels much more solid than the Toy with 103K on it. I don't care who sold more, the Ford wins in our family!
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GBHUGVA
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Message Posted: May 30, 2012 7:38:25 AM

I Get more posts when I spell thins rong!!
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