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    Quote Originally Posted by Talon View Post
    lol true but depending on what you drive, you have to pay to play. dont by a off road truck or sports car and then complain about gas prices....i love all these guys out here that refi'd all the cash out of their homes to buy these huge trucks and H2's and now they cant even afford to drive them on the weekend! If gas a concern to you then that should definitely be factored in when making a purchase.....right now i spend about $500 a month just daily driving and not included any trips or vacations, and not including gas in my truck.

    besides, why pay extra to get better mpg's??? does anyone realize that in 1995 the civic HB was rated at 50 mpg hwy? seriously....now we're down to 39 mpg's because of added size, weight, power, features, etc...... look it up if you dont believe me

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    Talon i realize u r a mod on this site, but ill have to disagree with u. the end statement of your comment is inaccurate. cars are now lighter, smaller, less or same hp rating, but utilized in a more effecient manner, with far more options/features. The reason car manufacturers cant import or build a car like the 1995 civic HB rated at 50mpg's , is due to the EPA/government emission standards. diesels are common all over europe, get 50 mpg's. cant bring them to the states, emissions standards.



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    Quote Originally Posted by shimp View Post
    Talon i realize u r a mod on this site, but ill have to disagree with u. the end statement of your comment is inaccurate. cars are now lighter, smaller, less or same hp rating, but utilized in a more effecient manner, with far more options/features. The reason car manufacturers cant import or build a car like the 1995 civic HB rated at 50mpg's , is due to the EPA/government emission standards. diesels are common all over europe, get 50 mpg's. cant bring them to the states, emissions standards.
    I agree with everything you said Shimp except that cars are not lighter and smaller nowadays. They are heavier and bigger.
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    You must have a 2013 then?
    It's always 100 lbs heavier
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    hop on that bike life #r6
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmoshua View Post
    hop on that bike life #r6
    Kind of tough when you have two kids though lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kev604 View Post
    Kind of tough when you have two kids though lol.
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    If I lived in a big city or had a long commute "and didn't care about being slow" I'd be willing to pay a few K more for a hybrid but nothing crazy. IMO there are plenty of cheap gas cars that come close enough to hybrids to not justify the current price difference. I used to have to fill up every 3 days, now I only do it every 2 weeks. Back when it was every 3 days I needed that fun vehicle just to make me do all that driving every day and now that it's every 2 weeks I don't have to think about gas prices.

    The biggest sacrifice with good mpg is performance which is a hard pill for any enthusiast to swallow since driving is part of our daily fun and enjoyment. A bike as maybe a 2nd vehicle is great but then you have to pay for upkeep on 2 and insurance on 2 which kind of defeats the purpose of attempting saving money.
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    The appeal with hybrids is not only the increased gas mileage but its with the reduced carbon monoxide emissions. That's why you see hybrid Tahoe's and other similar cars that still get barely 25 mpg being a hybrid. Some people buy them as a way to reduce their overall carbon footprint. Problem is, what is going to happen with all those used up batteries???
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    Wow.. is this a record? A thread brought back to life from 3.5 years ago.

    If I truly cared about MPG I would buy a used diesel Volkswagen. They must be fairly cheap right about now. Pollution be damned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 13CivicSiSedan View Post
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