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Old 02-13-2017, 09:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New looking for some ideas

Glad to found this board. Currently driving a 2010 Ford Raptor SVT with 22mpg combined. New job with about 1.5hours drive one way, I'm looking for a car with better mpg or something that will get better mpg. Fusion is on top of my list. Gonna lurk and ask question around for more ideas.

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Old 02-14-2017, 04:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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do you ever haul any bigger stuff with your pickup? if not, my advice is to buy the smallest/most economical car you can, and rent/loan a truck when you need one bigger. (or have a hitch+trailer)
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Old 02-14-2017, 07:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The truck is highly needed for some work around here so he has to stay. The new car will be for most commuting so it will be the economical one.
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1/8 of each day spent driving? Hope they're paying you well.
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1/8 of each day spent driving? Hope they're paying you well.
I pretty much enjoy the ride so it doesn't matter plus the salary is good. We are moving closer in the following months.
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Civics are good on gas... especially the manual transmissions.
ALso, Saturn ION is really good on the highway. My wife has a 2006 Saturn ION 4 door..we drive it fully loaded (5 people)and trunk full of luggage and.. yes a luggage carrier behind the car on the hitch with more luggage... got 37mpg going 77mph on a 1,500 mile trip one way. Did the same on the way back.
Older GEO Prizm/ toyota Corolla with manual is good on gas as well...
Also, 1992 Ford Excort 5 speed is a gas miser as well.
Some of the older Saturn's were also very efficient... like the SL 5 speed.
I've owned most of these models and know from experience.
Best one... yes... the Civic VX, which I've had for over 15 years.
You'll likely find a Saturn ION the easiest. Make sure you only buy a 5 speed manual. The automatic transmissions aren't durable enough for the engine. It actually is pretty good on gas and has a bunch of power.

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