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  1. Are some these manual shifts?
    I aask because the Accent I had for 19 days, rental, in July, was automatic, 40% in town(35MPH or less, maybe a stop every 1/2 a mile)and the rest 55MPH, all hwy…..

    and I got 30-33…I maybe avg 31+ MPG(and no, you can’t really “leadfoot” a car that takees 10-11 seconds to 60..well, you can try, lol).
    And no jack rabbit starts/slam brake stops.
    No cruise(at any price on the sedan…on the rental, I should can get cruise, at dealership, aftermarket)…may be why lower numbers, too?

    Still, looks like they are doing better, rio/accent?

    the xB went from what, 103(or was it 108) HP, to 156HP, tC engine, and 1 foot longer, heavier vehicle?

    Chevy surprised me with their GM-DAT car…..hwy MPG.

    Civic really went up, too.
    Vince, any idea about this wild internet rumor last month about a Fit-sized Hybrid by 09, in 2008?
    ANy idea if it is nothing more than a rumor, some truth, dunno?

  2. I drove an AVEO for three weeks recently after being involved in an accident. I got as high as 39 mpg on the highway and the little thing was quiet, peppy and had a smoothe ride. It had hand crank windows and automatic tranny, I must say I was impressed at the workmanship.

    I would buy and AVEO for around town driving, and it wasn’t bad on a trip pretty comfortable little ride.

    The only thing that bothered me was when large trucks would approach from behind, kind of scarey. Any small car would have had that affect on me I’m sure.

  3. The Civic’s 2005 numbers (26/31) are from the Civic Si, not the regular Civic. There is a big difference there, making the numbers skewed.

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