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There is no freaking way that is correct. They must have the worst, most lead footed drivers testing these cars. In my 1997 Camry I got better fuel economy that the accord they show. And a good majority of us cobalt owners get better the the golf and jetta, and a few probably better than the civic hybrid.



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Someone said it best in another thread...." mileage depends on the nut behind the wheel".

I got 36.9 on the first tank. Not bad IMO.

BTW....who's in charge of these emoticons.....and where's the bow tie?

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Wow... I get better than all but the Prius, and that car is for hippy fags.

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I beat the gov mpg number for gen 2 Prius but the gen 3 Prius have me beat by a hair.

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well all the other ratings are just terrible



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ya those are way off... some aren't even the most fuel efficient cars that they have as most efficient lol
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exactly my point



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wat defines a minicompact/subcompact/compact?

maybe im the idiot, but i didnt realize that an aston martin db9 (weighs 3970 lbs and is 15.5 feet long) was in the same size category as a MINI (weighs 2500 lbs and is only 12 feet long)

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Ok what freaking idiots.
Most Fuel Efficient Cars and SUVs of 2010 - Cars with Best Fuel Economy - thedailygreen.com
Like I promise you these guys doing these calculations drive like idiots. A small 1990 geo metro can hit 40 mpg better than any hybrid. I know myself as well as a few others can get over 40 mpg in our cobalts. If the guys on top gear can get 750 miles on a single tank. Like seriously. The idiots at the EPA suck at driving plain and simple.



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Unfortunately there tests are designed to aproximate how most people drive.

Figure that summer mpg's drop by a good 5% when running the A/C and the difference between summer and winter mpg's can be a good 10%.

I ran some tests when I first got my car. If I drop my air pressure to around 30 psi warm (28 psi cold) and accelerate at same speed as everyone else off a light but shift later and run the A/C whenever it gets above 70 degrees outside and always go 10 mph over the highway limit along with everyone else I end up getting around the 29 mpg that my car is estimated with mixed driving.

However with tires inflated to 38 psi warm (35 psi cold) and only driving 5 over the highway limit and shifting with the shift light as well as not using the A/C unless it's up to around 75/80 degrees all of a sudden your talking an easy 5 - 7 mpg gain.

If you get good at timing traffic lights you can add another 2 or 3 mpg on top of that.
Unfortunatly most people like to drag race to the next red light so they can just sit there twiddling there thumbs wasting gas.

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