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#336964 - 01/21/12 01:48 PM Trying to go green...
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Registered: 01/02/04
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Loc: Lexington, Ky, USA
For my daily driver, I went from a 2008 AWD Honda CR-V to a 2012 Subaru Impreza Sport Premium.

Lots smaller, with a Constantly Variable Transmission, AWD and 36 miles highway.

Honda got less than 20MPG. Other cars are Scions (2006-1500 cc's-the Don Mason car, and a 2008 2400 cc version), 2007 Toyota Tacoma, a Chrysler 300 with HEMI....(bad, BAD mileage) and several others...older...lots of HP...restored show cars.

Wierd to drive a car with no gears shifting. Kind of like a motor scooter.

Quirky little car totally redesigned for this year. I think we'll all be driving smaller more efficient vehicles very soon.


Russ (Put put) Lay

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#340209 - 02/18/12 08:17 PM Re: Trying to go green... [Re: captain Russ]
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Registered: 06/28/01
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Loc: Lehigh Valley, Pa.
With the price of gasoline expected to rise AGAIN, that's a good move Russ. My 2004 Toyota Camry (4 cyl) seems to be using more fuel lately, and I may need to update to a more efficient vehicle.
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#345593 - 06/11/12 12:10 PM Re: Trying to go green... [Re: captain Russ]
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So far, after 4,000 miles, mileage has been a pathetic 21 MPG. Supposed to be 27 city-36 highway.

My Tacoma gets about 27MPG in the city. The oldest Scion gets 30 MPG.

Be careful of the claims of superior mileage from Subaru.


Russ

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#345948 - 06/21/12 08:37 PM Re: Trying to go green... [Re: lahawk]
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Originally Posted By: lahawk
With the price of gasoline expected to rise AGAIN, that's a good move Russ. My 2004 Toyota Camry (4 cyl) seems to be using more fuel lately, and I may need to update to a more efficient vehicle.


Fast forward from this, your February post, the price of a barrel of oil is now dropping like a stone. Hopefuly that'll show up at the pumps before long. Oh, don't hold your breath.;-)

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