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The mileage on most vehicle labels will be reduced by 1 to 2 MPG, and the largest adjustment will be 6 MPG highway for the Kia Soul.

http://www.epa.gov/f...labelchange.htm
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View PostThe Joker, on 31 July 2014 - 07:58 AM, said:

I'm talking real-life MPG and not the estimated garbage that they sell people on.

For example, my 328iXD in Eco-Pro mode on level ground driving at 70 mph with the CC on.... I average around 43 mpg. The most I've ever gotten was 57 mpg in Eco-Pro Mode. No bull$hit!

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Sport mode... That's a TOTALLY different story....


As for Hyundai and KIA overstating their fuel economy, see the link below...

http://www.autonews....ted-mpg-ratings

Nice, but I do know the EPA estimated rating includes hills, various speeds, and what not, 43 is probably definitely attainable on a flat surface at a consistent speed. The most gas friendly car I've ever owned only got 25mpg (estimated) though haha so what do I know. I was raised at a track pretty much so most of my cars come with a "gas guzzler tax."

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Congrats man! Try to throw a couple extra payments at'em a year it'll save you a ton.


I don't even like to think about mpg... I drive 43 miles one way to work in a big ass truck. I could probably make the payment on a small car with the savings vs gas.
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View PostRammaJamma, on 31 July 2014 - 08:46 AM, said:

Congrats man! Try to throw a couple extra payments at'em a year it'll save you a ton.


I don't even like to think about mpg... I drive 43 miles one way to work in a big ass truck. I could probably make the payment on a small car with the savings vs gas.

My friend Sam did the math and it did not make sense for him to do it.  Another friend Earl bought a focus and did that.   I don't think Sam factored in the miles and wear that he'd save on his Tundra though.  If you have a nice Mercedes or something more expensive that you use as a work/commuter car getting a cheap car to wear out makes more sense.

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My Elantra averages about 37-39 MPG. 42-45 if I'm not on hills. Not sure what the Joker is on about.
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View PostSECorBust, on 31 July 2014 - 10:13 AM, said:



My friend Sam did the math and it did not make sense for him to do it.  Another friend Earl bought a focus and did that.   I don't think Sam factored in the miles and wear that he'd save on his Tundra though.  If you have a nice Mercedes or something more expensive that you use as a work/commuter car getting a cheap car to wear out makes more sense.

Maybe on pocketbook but it's the opposite of my thoughts on the matter. My thoughts are if I'm going to be in a car for over an hour each day I might as well buy something I enjoy driving and enjoy sitting in.

If I were just buying for the sake of the pocket book is buy a 97 Tacoma 4x4 and a 2000 accord. That'd be about 12k combined and you could sell them after 3 years for 10k