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Old 01-30-2014, 05:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Baltothewolf View Post
Oh I know, but they are getting mad at me because of how 'obsessed' with saving fuel I am, and the only cars I will recommend them is the Honda civic HX and the Metro. I threw the idea of a prius at them and they immediately rejected it because my older brother has a prius and the battery costs 4.5-10k to get replaced.

As for the charts, that's what I'm looking for, showing them physically what gets the MPG my dad is wanting and then letting them make the decision for themselves, with me trying to point them in the right direction.
fuelly.com is good for showing what real-world people get with their cars, and fueleconomy.gov is good for EPA numbers.

When recommending cars for people, I always find it easier to lead them to something they are interested in, rather than push them to a car that might suit them better even if they don't want it for seemingly silly reasons.

Since they don't like hybrids or Hondas, maybe a VW TDI (Jetta, Golf, and Beetle)? To be in your price range, it will have some miles on it though.
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