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Cars' total fuel efficiency hits all-time high in 2012

USA Today -- The average fuel efficiency of new cars hit an all-time in the first half of this year, according to new research released today by a Michigan auto-industry research firm.

The average rate was 23.8 miles per gallon, up 1.1 mpg over the same period in 2011, said Alan Baum, principal of Baum & Associates in West Bloomfield.

He attributed the improvement -- along with stronger new car sales for 2012 – to the increasing number of fuel-efficient cars in all segments, consumers' purchasing fuel-efficient larger vehicles, and the fact that the current model year marks the start of the U.S. government's requiring automakers to increase their label ratings to 27.3 by 2016.

Higher gas mileage benefits not just consumers who are concerned about the environment or what they spend on gas, ...


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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:02:57 AM

Nice trend. Hope it keeps up.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 4:30:19 PM

On Jul 27, 2012 11:18:49 PM, ican2step wrote:

>Dosen't USA Today edit thier articles for grammer?

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Three spelling errors in one sentence complaining about USA Today's "grammer." [sic]
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remay
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 10:14:44 AM

Still not good enough...
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 1:55:18 AM

Great.....
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 11:44:14 PM

I agree...
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 11:31:54 PM

It should be - it's about time
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 11:25:38 PM

wow
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 11:23:27 PM

Keep up the good work
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 11:23:09 PM

They soon will be beating these latest achievements.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 11:23:06 PM

slowly improving.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 11:22:09 PM

Show me the car that gets 30 mpg running the air conditioner all the time. Need for medical problems.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 11:20:51 PM

That seems good but you would think that the average would be even higher.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 11:19:24 PM

I think the consumer deserves more than a 1.1 mpg improvement. But of course we take what we get instead of demanding better.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 11:18:49 PM

Dosen't USA Today edit thier articles for grammer? Re-read the first sentence, "The average fuel efficiency of new cars hit an all-time in the first half of this year". Oh, they hit an all-time did they?
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 11:16:48 PM

Not impressed.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 11:14:48 PM

This doesn't impress me much as we should be much further along than this.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 11:14:33 PM

ok
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ok
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 11:11:55 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 11:08:59 PM

Even if gas prices were A LOT LOWER than they are now, fuel efficiency in cars would continue to improve through the years. Always looking for cars that save gas/save money and perform better.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 11:08:40 PM

ok
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thrilling
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OK
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 11:05:49 PM

Good news.
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ok
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Interesting
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 11:01:29 PM

keep going
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Not new.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 10:55:53 PM

Panama, agreed.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 10:55:29 PM

Keep on improving the fuel efficiency of autos.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 10:51:46 PM

Good news!
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 10:51:34 PM

Huh, was there not an article here yesterday
saying CAFE went down a bit ?
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 10:50:59 PM

With so many motorists complaining about high gas prices you do not see to many driving to conserve the gas that they have purchaced. So many of them race past me to get to the next red light. I always watch ahead & play the light so I am not having to stop at it or at least still be rolling when I get to the intersection, many times I am still going & roll right ahead of them again.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 10:49:38 PM

Good but old news
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 10:48:21 PM

good and too bad, the money saved from fuel efficient engines, we end-up paying for in high gas price at the pumps ... zoinksss!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 10:48:03 PM

whatever...
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keep going up
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 10:46:40 PM


Higher efficiency is good news but 23.8 mpg is a miserable number. It should be greater than that now and should be double that within 12 to 15 years. Lots of work to do.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 10:45:28 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 10:40:55 PM

Having high mileage can be a way too save money. It will also depend on how often, how far, and at what speed the vehicles goes.

There is another reason for getting them as well. That is because a number of high mileage autos come with low prices. That is good with a low economy of today.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 10:39:06 PM

I'd like to see gas prices hit an all time low.
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I want speed
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ok
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 10:36:12 PM

Lucky to get 18 in city. Highway maybe 23.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 10:34:10 PM

The two passenger vehicles which attributed to the better mileage are dangerous and death traps. Bring back the Lincoln Town Cars.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 10:32:11 PM

Love better gas mileage.
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Time to raise gasoline taxes!
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 10:29:33 PM

People are looking at style, not milage.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 10:26:07 PM

Americans are wanting to buy fuel efficient vehicles. It's good that the car makers are producing them.
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