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Old 08-25-2014, 09:57 AM
 
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A 5 seater mid-sized car, Toyota Avensis. A car designed in Europe for the European market and built in the UK. Unavailable in the USA or Japan. The cheapest 1.8 litre manual shift:

Fuel Consumption:

Combined driving: 43.5 mpg (36.2 US)
Urban driving: 32.8 mpg (27.3 US)
Extra Urban driving: 52.3 mpg (43.55 US)

Maximum speed: 124 mph.
0-62mph: 9.4 seconds.

http://cdnlive.toyotaretail.co.uk.s3...es/avensis.pdf

I can look deeper and get even better figures on other makes and models.
That's a nice car. I love the wagon version.
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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2015 Mustang EcoBoost (manual): City 22 / Highway 31
Ecoboost Auto not yet released
V6 Mustang (manual): City 17 / Highway 28
V6 Mustang (auto): City 19 / Highway 28
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:53 AM
 
Location: London
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I've driven on your roads. You're full of ****.
I have driven all over the US and used American vehicles in the Middle East, mainly 4x4s. Which led me never to rely on GM 4x4s when your life depends on them. Total crap! Land Rovers any day! The best! If you have driven on our roads then you would avoid driving a Yank Tank on them. Otherwise you will end up in a ditch, and your wallet will empty quickly at the filling station.

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Old 08-25-2014, 11:03 AM
 
Location: London
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That's a nice car. I love the wagon version.
It is superb. Decent looking as well. Very European, despite the company being Japanese. Quiet, economical and oomph when you want it. But I await the next generation with electric traction motors. My next car will be a hybrid for sure, unless electric batteries have really advanced when the time comes to change, then a full EV. I loved driving the Prius. Such a superb drive. I drove the Chevy Volt (the Vauxhall Ampera here, and that impressed me no end. I wen t back to Toyota as my last car was an Avensis, and it was still on its original exhaust, radiator, hoses, etc, after 144,000 miles. Apart from changing the battery twice the car never let me down. Everything always worked. Sparked up immediately every time. I went for a Toyota after having a Camry in the USA for two months. The smoothness impressed and I had some Ford and GM cars as well. No contest.

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Old 08-25-2014, 11:10 AM
 
Location: London
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I'm guessing those fuel economy numbers are based on the laughably optimistic European-cycle ratings,
I actually get better than what they say.
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:12 AM
 
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Just because it can go 125mph means it should. I shudder to think how stable many cars are at that speed or how comfortable the driver is with the cars capabilities at that speed.

I would venture most cars can get to 125mph EVENTUALLY...
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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I have driven all over the US and used American vehicles in the Middle East, mainly 4x4s. Which led me never to rely on GM 4x4s when your life depends on them. Total crap! Land Rovers any day! The best! If you have driven on our roads then you would avoid driving a Yank Tank on them. Otherwise you will end up in a ditch, and your wallet will empty quickly at the filling station.
I'd never trust a Land Rover if my life depended on it. They score at the bottom of every reliability survey.
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Old 08-25-2014, 12:35 PM
 
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Ok, this has officially turned into a troll thread.
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:52 PM
 
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After driving turbo or supercharged cars for last 4-5 years, I would never buy V4 or V6 again
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Old 08-25-2014, 02:17 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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After driving turbo or supercharged cars for last 4-5 years, I would never buy V4 or V6 again
You do mean I4, right?
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