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Old 06-23-2006, 08:07 PM   #1
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Question My First Car

Hey,

I'm going to get my licence soon in a few months. I would like to know what would be the best first car with good fuel economy (25 miles per gallon in the city minimum). Right now i'm looking at Saturn, Nissan, and Mazda. Does anyone have any suggestions? thanx
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Old 06-24-2006, 01:23 AM   #2
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Old 06-24-2006, 09:42 PM   #3
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what year?
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Old 06-25-2006, 02:41 PM   #4
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theres no way those cars will get 25mpg in city
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Old 06-25-2006, 03:53 PM   #5
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he was joking about the mustang


civic, corolla, any saturn like you said, sunfire, neon, focus, any small car
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Old 06-25-2006, 04:04 PM   #6
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he was joking about the mustang


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Old 06-26-2006, 05:19 AM   #7
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mazda RX8 gets good mileage if you can drive a stick good. ( took me 2 weeks to learn still need improvement

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Old 06-26-2006, 05:27 AM   #8
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mazda RX8 gets good mileage if you can drive a stick good. ( took me 2 weeks to learn still need improvement
Fuel economy on a rotary isn't too good...18/24 City/Highway. Doesn't make the cut by 7MPG lol.
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Old 06-26-2006, 05:34 AM   #9
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Saturns are boring and brittle.

Shop for Civics.
Or get a Bronco 2
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Old 06-26-2006, 04:49 PM   #10
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Saturns are boring and brittle.

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A Bronco 2 why the hell would you get one of those my friend has one and gets awful gas milage. My moms 02 corolla gets about 30 in the city with the 1.8 and my uncles 1.6 corolla gets 35+ and has 450,000 miles on it.
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Old 06-26-2006, 04:59 PM   #11
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and my uncles 1.6 corolla gets 35+ and has 450,000 miles on it.
I've always been amazed at how cars over there seem to have higher mileages than cars over here, I guess it's because of the vast highways and straight roads? I've seen that sort of mileage on one car over here, but it seems to me that alot of cars in the US have in excess of 300,000miles on them. We tend not to see cars with more than 200,000miles on them in the UK, although obviously there are exceptions!
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awww this sucks my grand prix gets 12mpg
how the hell could an engine be so in-efficient
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I've always been amazed at how cars over there seem to have higher mileages than cars over here, I guess it's because of the vast highways and straight roads? I've seen that sort of mileage on one car over here, but it seems to me that alot of cars in the US have in excess of 300,000miles on them. We tend not to see cars with more than 200,000miles on them in the UK, although obviously there are exceptions!

You rarely see cars that high here either. But some people can make a car last forever.
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I've always been amazed at how cars over there seem to have higher mileages than cars over here, I guess it's because of the vast highways and straight roads? I've seen that sort of mileage on one car over here, but it seems to me that alot of cars in the US have in excess of 300,000miles on them. We tend not to see cars with more than 200,000miles on them in the UK, although obviously there are exceptions!
He commutes an hour each day to work on the highway and his state doesnt have emmisions requirements so he doesnt have to pay to keep that in check as the laws get more stringent. One week he realized he was only getting 38 mpg driving to work when he usually gets 45 and he found a leak in his tank and got a new one. So with a leaky tank he was still getting 38 mpg
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I decided to buy a Pontiac Firefly. Gets about 50 mpg. and it has over 320,000kms on the engine and still runs good.
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