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Old 03-03-2009, 01:10 AM   #16 (permalink)
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[SOLD] Highway Warrior - '00 Mazda Protege LX 1.6L Manual
90 day: 35.93 mpg (US)

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The Astro is probably the worst vehicle in its class. It's based on a pickup truck, has a thirsty 4.3L V6, and it has horrible aerodynamics. Consumer Reports gives it terrible reliability figures. It's uncomfortable, it's slow, and it handles ponderously. The worst part--even worse than the MPG--is the safety. Take a look at it's crash's unacceptable:

Find yourself a used Sienna or Odyssey; it will be safer, more comfortable, and more efficient. It will be a bit expensive, but you can expect high fuel bills and high hospital bills if you buy the Astro.
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