• pjsixpack Posted: 3/25/2010 9:43am PDT

    I don't think that even VW gets it. I have a 2004 VW TDI 5 spd. It gets 41 to 44 mpg. combined during the Winter. Two weeks ago, my wife drove it approximately 500 miles round trip to the Tn. border and back. 51 mpg. I have logged 48, 50, 49 and 47.7,47.7 mpg. combined. Now VW has upped the hp, cleaned up the emissions, and dropped the fuel mileage. We have 145,000 plus miles on my wife's Jetta TDI, but I am at a loss as to what to replace it with?? I drive a 98 Neon R/T with 158,299 miles on it. It has a 150 hp double overhead cam engine with a 7,000 rpm redline and a 7,300 factory rev limiter. It still runs 120 mph in 4th and I still have 5th gear left over. I drive it hard and get 31 mpg combined. I drive it like an old man and I get a best of 37.7 mpg combined. The new cars have a hard time matching that. What are the car manufacturers doing???

  • Josh Posted: 10/21/2009 5:05pm PDT

    Oh and as for the Prius, can't wait to see what happens in the lawsuit...

  • Josh Posted: 10/21/2009 5:03pm PDT

    I think the people driving the Lambo or Bentley(s) don't really care about mileage. I would rather drive a large gas guzzling SUV or Truck knowing that the Occupants inside are safe, that seems more important to me than saving a couple bucks on gas.

  • rgs Posted: 10/21/2009 3:24pm PDT

    Wow, Chevy's hybrids didn't even make it above the imports non-hybrids. Guess they STILL don't get it.

  • AutoBoy Posted: 10/21/2009 2:32pm PDT

    interesting list. i personally find the camry, civic, accord, etc hybrids very practical. if it helps reduce our reliance on petrol the slightest, that's great. how in the world a car the size of the yaris (and with those looks) only gets ~29 MPH is beyond me. assume the allaboutprius.com site/editor are proud papa's with the prius staying atop the list once again :-)