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    Thread: Made the list on worst gas mileage for small cars.

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      04-26-2012 11:17 AM #1
      Came in at #5. Meh, what do they know anyways.


      http://autos.yahoo.com/news/5-small-...s-mileage.html

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      04-26-2012 11:25 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel Nuts View Post
      Came in at #5. Meh, what do they know anyways.


      http://autos.yahoo.com/news/5-small-...s-mileage.html
      besides the matrix, if you are buying any of those cars for the gas milage you are doing it wrong.
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      04-26-2012 11:26 AM #3
      But did anyone but it for the fuel economy? I sure as hell did not.

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      04-26-2012 11:40 AM #4
      My favorite is:

      "Reality check: The Volkswagen Golf R has slightly worse city fuel economy than popular American muscle cars like the 2012 Dodge Charger and 2012 Dodge Challenger. "

      Reality check: It actually doesn't. Thanks to these folks, we now know that higher performing cars get worse mileage.
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      04-26-2012 11:55 AM #5
      My favorite is they offer the Honda Odyssey as an alternative to the Mazdaspeed3. Because I sure was torn between a minivan and a hot hatch.

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      04-26-2012 11:59 AM #6
      I got the golf r for fuel
      Economy!!!!

      30-33 mpg highway is about the same as my 94 corolla. I think I won big time by getting triple the performance and same gas mileage.

      They are just going by EPA ratings, they don't know how to get good gas mileage anyway.

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      04-26-2012 11:59 AM #7
      And no sh!ts were given this day
      Scotch. It's time.

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      04-26-2012 12:04 PM #8
      because racekar

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      04-26-2012 12:13 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      besides the matrix, if you are buying any of those cars for the gas milage you are doing it wrong.
      Agreed! 4/5 the are AWD! I am surprised they did the Ralliart instead of the Evo. Even though a tuned Ralliart is still fun.

      On side note I have drove a Ralliart with exhaust, tune, and intake that broke all 4 wheels loose on a wet road at 30-35mph when the boost kicked in. Scared me for a second when the car started to merge lanes by itself. LOL

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      04-26-2012 12:15 PM #10
      That was honestly the dumbest thing I have ever seen written. Man, I should have been an internet writer for a large 'news' company. I just have to write stupid crap and get paid.

      My favorite is the reality check on the Lancer. A Porsche with the PDK gets better MPG. Okay...That is good to know. "Man it sure does suck that I bought this Lancer when the six figure Porsche could have gotten better MPG....what a stupid purchase I made".

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      04-26-2012 12:15 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Boosted2003! View Post
      I am surprised they did the Ralliart instead of the Evo.
      Eeer. Didn't they stop making the Evo?
      Scotch. It's time.

      Quote Originally Posted by Buford T. Injustice View Post
      Wow such Canagay. Much hairy. So cuddles.

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      04-26-2012 12:25 PM #12
      Captain Obvious here. It's Yahoo Autos. Yahoos writing about autos. derp.
      440 million years ago there was an ice age that lasted 500,000 years. Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide levels were an order of magnitude higher than today. When you can explain that, I'll get serious about reducing my carbon footprint. Until then, I'm keeping the car.

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      04-26-2012 01:51 PM #13
      Dammit. Deal breaker. Cancelling my order.
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      04-26-2012 02:09 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIVRon View Post
      Dammit. Deal breaker. Cancelling my order.

      I only wish I knew this BEFORE I got this car . . . Why did I get this thing again!?
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      04-26-2012 02:14 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIVRon View Post
      Dammit. Deal breaker. Cancelling my order.
      Where's Dutch?

      Another deal breaker?

      I'm surprised they didn't write about the lack of first aid kit...
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      04-26-2012 02:22 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Time for a GTI View Post
      And not a **** was given this day
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    17. 04-26-2012 02:30 PM #17
      These are the same people who believe that internal combustion is a porno movie and that cars run on magic that is created when the cars stomach digest fossil fuels.

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      04-26-2012 02:32 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by specialkk43 View Post
      Where's Dutch?

      Another deal breaker?

      I'm surprised they didn't write about the lack of first aid kit...
      yes dealbreaker. canceling my order
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      04-26-2012 02:43 PM #19
      I thought that was a very nice, brief, accurate review. Exactly why I bought the car.
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    20. 04-26-2012 02:50 PM #20
      I don't understand why a 'hatch' automatically qualifies as a 'small' car? My Golf is actually bigger side by side to my friends 335Xi and a pile of other sedans I won't bother mentioning.

      It's a hatch not a Smart Car.

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      04-26-2012 03:07 PM #22
      I am proud of my ****ty mileage and my 0-60 time!

      Also APR Stage1+ is even worse!
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      04-26-2012 07:04 PM #23
      That was a stupid article. All of those cars were the sport and/or AWD version. No one is buying any of those cars for MPG.

      Poorly written and almost insulting to think anyone would buy a performance version for anything other than performance.

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      04-26-2012 07:14 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by ook View Post
      Also APR Stage1+ is even worse!
      Is that true? There was almost no different with my MkV Gti. It was Revo but same difference. I'm running stage I APR on the R but have not done a full tank yet.
      Scotch. It's time.

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      04-27-2012 01:21 AM #25
      Coming from a STi...this car gets much better gas mileage, which for me, was a selling point!

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      04-27-2012 06:06 AM #26
      And they didn't even bother mentioning that all but the (always ridiculously non-frugal) Mazdaspeed3 are AWD.

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      04-27-2012 04:02 PM #27
      I just got a kick out of 4 of those cars being AWD... and am also surprised they didn't pick an EVO.. to make it all AWD


      I never knew the matrix was available in AWD though so I learned something new today
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      04-27-2012 04:15 PM #28
      My other ride is a 2006 Wrangler TJ so 27 miles per gallon is like a Prius to me....

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      04-29-2012 10:13 AM #29
      Who gives a FK?

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      04-29-2012 01:15 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by brownchicken/browncow View Post
      The baby polar bears do!






      Naw, just kidding they don't care either!
      At least they are not baby Seals !

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