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Old 10-31-2018, 11:20 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 28.24 mpg (US)

Lafawnda - '01 Honda CBR600 F4i
90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

Big Yeller - '98 Dodge Ram 2500 base
90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

Prius Plug-in - '12 Toyota Prius Plug-in
90 day: 57.64 mpg (US)

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Yeah, I'm jealous now because it's a nicer car than anything I have, and I paid $13k for a branded title Prius Plug-in that was 2 years old, and $17k for my TSX when it was 4 years old.

The silly thing is, our friend kept having me look at ads for things like a Jeep Compass AWD, and other SUV/CUV with automatic transmissions. She'll blow the tranny for sure, especially in something as shoddy as a Jeep. That rubbish heap has a meager 155 hp motor that gets 23 MPG. Edmunds comment was why would you buy the Compass when everything else in the class is better.

There was controversy when it came out because Ford rated them at 47 MPG, but it turns out they are more like 40 MPG in the average owners hands. I'm hoping our friend can crack 40 MPG and get addicted to saving money at the pump.
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