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  •  89 Honda CRX got 56 mpg hiway (1+ / 0-)
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    Lawrence

    Smart car is a horrid example, please stop. It was never designed to get good MPG in the first place.......

    FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

    by Roger Fox on Tue Jun 28, 2011 at 10:36:15 PM PDT

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    •  Maybe. But that's not the point. (1+ / 0-)
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      Roger Fox

      According to fueleconomy.gov, the 1989 Honda CRX HF gets 41 mpg city and 50 mpg highway, which is a few mpg shy of what you say. Maybe they're right, maybe that's an old stat.
      But we can do that all day, a couple mpg here, a couple there.
      My point is, getting the worldwide auto industry to 56 mpg in 10 years is a worthwhile goal. It's just not likely. But you go ahead, bring up any vehicle you want, any stats you want.
      And sandbagging Senator Levin, who was told something different mere hours before the announcement isn't the way to treat this respected Democratic senator from Michigan. A small point, but still.

      •  Thats the new rating system (1+ / 0-)
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        willrob

        Its an artifact of the changes in testing methods in 2008. I knew many who got nearly 60 mpg in a CRX on a trip, or got 48-50 mpg in a Toyota Echo, while many struggled to get 42 mpg in an Echo.

        http://www.fueleconomy.gov/...

        http://www.fueleconomy.gov/...

        Some folks seem incapable of being a hyper miler, or even keeping the speed under 60 MPH, and could never get the old MPG. My van got 29.7 MPG going to Washington DC for a protest,:

        http://www.fueleconomy.gov/...

        They did that to Levin? Cheap shot.

        FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

        by Roger Fox on Wed Jun 29, 2011 at 07:15:01 AM PDT

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