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Need a car that has great Gas mileage and is reliable, recommendations?

My work commute is soon to become over 500 miles a week. I need a great gas mileage car and that is very reliable. I was thinking the new civics but what else is there? I would like to stay away from hybrids because of repair costs just in case. Also, is there a site that really says what a car gets per gallon? Almost all my driving with be interstate.

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I've been looking at the new civic also....

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Re: Need a car that has great Gas mileage and is reliable, recommendations?

My mom commutes alot and she's in love with her Toyota Corolla S, it's not the ballsiest car out there but it's easy on gas
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Re: Need a car that has great Gas mileage and is reliable, recommendations?

have owned both accords and civics, both great cars (just sold my accord with over 200,000 miles on it and it still started every time)
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Re: Need a car that has great Gas mileage and is reliable, recommendations?

YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT SUBARU. Number one in Reliability by consumer reports. The only Car company to have every vehicle recomended by consumer reports and they get great gas mileage. I suggest the Legacy or Impreza. Compare them to the civic. Ten times better. My girlfriend and i both drive them. If you want a good deal Call Jarrod Fitzgearlds at 18164743100
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I don't know who has had problems with their Prius, but I do know our domestic automakers have launched a serious campaign against them due to patents owned by Toyota and Honda. You'll get several hundred miles per tankful.
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Re: Need a car that has great Gas mileage and is reliable, recommendations?

The new Camry with a 268hp V6 is still rated at 31mpg on the highway and that is with the new stricter ratings. By the old rating system it would be more like 35-36mpg. That is a very good power to milage ratio.

The 4 cyl. Camry is rated at 34mpg, 158 hp

The new civics are pretty good as well but are a lot smaller than a Camry. Rated at 140 hp 30 city/38 highway. Pretty decent power to milage ratio. Maybe the best looking of all the comparable cars. I didn't think they looked all that great based on adds but my next door neighbor just bought one and I really like it.

The Corolla is rated at 32/41 which is really good, only 126hp though. Kind of ugly.

The Subaru's have a lot more power for a standard 4 cyl at 173 but crappy milage. 22 city/29 highway. In Idaho they are a very popular car due to the AWD being standard but the AWD sucks fuel. It is too much parasitic loss. A lot of my friends drove them for ski vehicles. Most of my friends get more like 20/27 for milage. They are sweet cars but even their highest mileage car doesn't get 30 mpg on the highway. (Edit: The Subaru Legacy 2.5i Special Edition with the automatic manages a rating of 23/30.)

The Mazda 3 has been improved a lot. I think it has decent looks but not as good as the civic. 156hp with a 26/33 mpg rating. Decent overall ratio for power to milage.

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mid-late 90s Tercel

if you can't convince them, confuse them.
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My '96 200SX SE-R is paid for, gets a lot of compliments, handles and drives like a more expensive car and gets 32mpg.
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What about a 3 cyl geo metro? can even get a convertible with 70k miles for like 2 gs. sweet

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Re: Need a car that has great Gas mileage and is reliable, recommendations?

Year old Impala. You can get one cheap, decent mileage, decent power. Reliable. That's what I have for a company car. 04 Impala with 138K miles. Works fine for commuting.
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I was just kind of throwing that out to see what people would say but it fits your criteria of great gas mileage and is reliable. I know on a 96 the front end tends to get a little light at 70mph but not really a problem. should be real cheap to buy and maintain.

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Re: Need a car that has great Gas mileage and is reliable, recommendations?

I actually had a geo for a while to just get me to and from work since it's a 55 mile a day round trip. It was a great little car. Had a Subaru engine in it I believe. Body went to hell but it continued to run great.

Saturns are good too for gas mileage.
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