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Old 08-04-2011, 01:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ecomodded View Post
Welcome to the forum!

I can offer some advice on good auto choices, Get a pre owned Volkswagen
TDI of some description, say a jetta or a golf. Any 5-speed vw or audi with the TDI 1.9 L is going to give you great fuel mileage and a very long service life, 500K or better is common. I would suggest paying around $5000, as I am a cheap/poor son of a *****.

Yes, the jetta TDI is a great car for mpg. It is very hard to find a late model pickup that is small enough to pull good mpg. I like to think my truck is the best of both worlds as I get better mpg than my 2008 Sentra (wife drives that one, that is why lol). New cars with better FE are coming out these days but they are a bit behind.

Best 15-mile commute city/highway mix: 37.7 mpg
Best tank so far: 31 mpg
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