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Feb 22, 2013 8:04PM
We bought a new 2012 Subaru Impreza in May (Oregon). The dealership said there was a "shortage" of Impreza models due to the Fukashima neuclear disaster/tsumami which effected the Impreza production. They demanded over $23,000 for a hatchback with some extras (moonroof, mud splash guards, heated seats, cargo netting, etc.). The price was suppossed to be @ $20,000 but, NO.....if you want it, you gotta pay the price!! On top of that, we have NEVER registered the 35-36mpg highway rating (paid for the CVT for the "best" mpg)!!!!!! Usually, we get @ 30-31mpg mostly highway driving. Dealer said nothing to adjust for better mpg; we run recommended synthetic oil, still no great mpg. Otherwise, besides being a bit LOUD (transmission & engine/road noise), the car is fun to drive, comfortable, and efficient for a AWD vechicle. The ground clearance for the Impreza is a paltry 4 and one half INCHES......watch out for bumps, holes, or high curbs while parking!!! Also, don't lose your keys......costs @ $650 to replace keys!!!) , so said the "DEALER" in Klamath Falls, Oregon (Cascade Motors). Buyers BE AWARE.
Feb 22, 2013 6:57PM
What about the Toyota Rav4??? I have a 2011 Rav4, 4 cyl. that according to the reading on the dash gets overall 26.6 mpg.
I don't go on long trips and live 15 miles from town. Does great in the winter driving conditions.
Feb 2, 2013 4:12PM
we the people are puppets being worked by the politico/corporate world. Sounds like i'm complaining and its true that like most americans i am. So, as always, we will drink the kool-aid and drive our vehicles and believe that nothing else matters.
Feb 2, 2013 11:21AM
poor research and poor writing no mention of jeep compass and liberty which are better built and get the same or better fuel mileage
Feb 2, 2013 9:39AM
Will somebody Puuuullllleeeaaasssee build a diesel, hybrid, plug in, SUV!!!
Feb 2, 2013 4:04AM
I have to laugh when I read these articles that state how great the gas mileage is on new vehicles. My old 1992 Civic VX would get a sold 55 MPG on the highway. And then they stopped making the VX, go figure.
Jan 25, 2013 8:25PM
What about my 6 week old 2013 Chrysler 300C AWD? handles great on any road and gets combination about 1/3 city and 2/3 highway driving and averages 26.5 mpg. Not too shabby for a full size car. Just city driving is 21-23.5 MPG, and straight highway is 28.5 to 29 MPG. I got rid of a 2006 Chrysler300CAWD hemi that did 17-18 city and 20-21max on the road. The big difference is the hemi had 385 HP and the new 2013 Chrysler 300C AWD is a 300 HP six cylinder with the new 8 speed tranny. Super fast enough on the highway, but not as fast as the Hemi off the line.
Jan 11, 2013 8:50AM
I drive a 2009 Volvo s40 T5 AWD Rdesign, which gets 23 city/31 Hwy and it's not on this list. Very powerful, and as someone else mentioned it's (volvo as a manufacturer) an underrated luxury car. I put over 100 miles a day on the car and it's AMAZING. Volvo for life. :)
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