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With gas prices rising, automakers have healthy supplies of fuel-efficient cars

Cleveland Plain Dealer -- CLEVELAND, Ohio -- If you want a hybrid or any car that gets 40 miles a gallon or more, head to any dealership in town. Odds are, you'll have plenty of choices.

Even with gas prices staying close to $4 a gallon and sales of small cars on the rise, automakers have lots of fuel sippers. At Toyota, for example, Prius hybrids sit on dealership lots for about 35 days before selling.

Four years ago, when gasoline hit $4 per gallon the first time, many dealerships had long waiting lists for the popular Toyota. The average Prius sat on lots for only six days before selling, according to data from consumer research site Edmunds.com.

"Really, four years ago, [fuel economy] wasn't a focus," Edmunds.com analysts Ivan Drury said. "We were still on a trend where people wanted SUVs and large vehicles.


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2012 6:10:26 AM

jk: there are LOTS of SAFE cars built by many good car makers that are on European roads, getting excellent fuel efficiency (many diesels), but the US government has not allowed those particular vehicles into the US market as it would have directly thrown the US car makers for a spin into bankruptcy.
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Thank you for posting.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 9:33:07 AM

Hell NO..,
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 8:04:09 AM

Fuel economy was a focus for me in 2004.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 7:08:08 AM

With gas prices rising, automakers have healthy supplies of fuel-efficient cars? Well, good for them! With the high price of purchasing a new EV or Inbred, I will drive my current vehicle into the ground before buying anything new, used, EV, Inbred, very high MPG, concept or anything else.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost, if possible.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 1:39:03 AM

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carloco75
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 1:32:58 AM

How about if government stops giving tax rebates of $7500 per over-priced Volt's, Leaf's etc...and allow fuel cost to be tax deductible for fuel used to get to and from work...or something like that...oh course limits would be necessary blah blah blah
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 1:17:25 AM

I am still looking for a car that gets better milage than my 93 Civic.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 12:39:00 AM

and big oil just leans back in their big ol' fat cat chair and grins, knowing w/o any interference whatsoever from anyone, they have just doubled the price at the pump in 3 years..

and to think, it took over 100 years for prices to reach $2/gallon, and less than three years for it to double again..

vote early, vote often-probably won't matter, but i will sleep better knowing there is a change in washington..
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 12:32:57 AM

Still not an option for me, I need a truck for work, so where are the 40+MPG trucks
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 12:20:52 AM

Price is too high.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 12:18:48 AM

On the news last night, one guy is selling his small good on fuel auto. Now he walks and rents when he needs a vehicle. He was considering the cost. The way I look at it, is the convenience of the beast.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 12:17:36 AM

Price is still way too much!!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 12:15:44 AM

Ford has in production, a diesel Focus in GB that will get 86 mpg. Why don't they simply bring some of them in to the US? A $15k Focus will beat out a $25K Prius in cost room, and features, and make it the MOST fuel efficient vehicle available, period! These are modern diesels without all the noise and dirty exhaust.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 12:14:51 AM

Not selling
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 12:13:55 AM

Prices are rising???
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 12:13:48 AM

Hybrids still not enough MPG for the extra cost.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 12:13:24 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 12:12:41 AM

The only reason car makers have an inventory of fuel efficient cars is they were forced to by the government to meet the mileage standards. Giving the choice, I not sure we would have so many fuel efficient cars to choose from.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 12:09:11 AM

They cost too much to buy and run.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 12:09:03 AM

Car dealers have a healthy supply of fuel efficient cars because they cost too much!
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 12:08:58 AM

They need to bring the price of these vehicles down.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 12:08:52 AM

no jobs
can't buy
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 12:08:15 AM

affordable?
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Happy Easter.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 12:07:00 AM

Most fuel efficient cars are so small.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 12:04:49 AM

not many can afford to buy...
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 12:04:16 AM

Bring back the EV 1
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 12:03:22 AM

Everyone is paying too much for fuel so they can't go buy a more fuel0-efficient vehicle
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 12:02:59 AM

OK
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.
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Ok
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 12:01:54 AM

okay
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 11:59:17 PM

Cuz they aren't selling much...
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 11:55:19 PM

Does anybody know of a fuel sipper that a big guy can get into?
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 11:53:47 PM

Good.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 11:52:48 PM

high gs prices--the mark of the Bush administration with no workable energy policy
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 11:50:51 PM

ok
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i think there needs to be improvements in charging station availability
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 11:42:55 PM

Purchasing a fuel efficient hybrid vehicle to save on energy costs is long term planning with no large immediate savings. A person won't have immediate savings because, buying a new vehicle for $20,000 affects their expenditures within the immediate future. By the time they notice the savings, years later, there will be new advances in automobile technology and more fuel efficient vehicles.
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The way of the future.
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high gs prices--the mark of an administration with no workable energy policy
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 11:38:58 PM

Call me when Denalis get 40 mpg...
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 11:38:21 PM

Maybe the time :)
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 11:37:16 PM

Yeah cause everyone wants save some $$ from these high gas prices
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Have to think about it now.
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Interesting
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Ok
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 11:33:48 PM

Just got 35 mpg in a 2012 Ford Focus...about half the cost of a Prius...
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New car cost too much, especially with the new TPMS, it should be optional.
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