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purduejake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 01:27 PM
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10. My Hyundai Elantra gets 26 MPG.
If I'm lucky. I also drive like a bat out of hell. If I drove these SUV's, I'd be lucky to get 15 mpg. Also, I tend to believe the exhaust coming out of a newer car is somewhat more refined than out of older vehicles. The fact of the matter is that it takes MORE energy (gasoline) to move more mass. All things being equal, the SUVs will always loose no matter what anybody here is trying to suggest.
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  -Why are SUV's the enemy? Rosemary2205  Apr-01-07 01:16 PM   #0 
  - "1996 Explorer, 21mpg " - That's a load of rich creamery butter.  BlooInBloo   Apr-01-07 01:18 PM   #1 
  - What does yours get?  Rosemary2205   Apr-01-07 01:22 PM   #5 
     - I don't have one - which isn't actually relevant.  BlooInBloo   Apr-01-07 01:48 PM   #29 
        - Consumer Reports says 17mpg - which is more along the lines of what I woulda thought.,..  BlooInBloo   Apr-01-07 01:54 PM   #32 
        - Sorry, I took it like you knew b/c yours was worse  Rosemary2205   Apr-01-07 01:54 PM   #33 
           - Nope - It's possible to know without actually owning one.  BlooInBloo   Apr-01-07 02:14 PM   #37 
              - No it's not. How do you know what the owner has done to the vehicle?  Ghost in the Machine   Apr-01-07 02:28 PM   #41 
                 - You win the award for Most Specious Counterexample of 2007. Congratulations!  BlooInBloo   Apr-01-07 02:54 PM   #50 
                 - I really didn't expect an intelligent answer from you. I'm glad I keep  Ghost in the Machine   Apr-01-07 03:18 PM   #53 
                    - IGNORE is your friend, Ghost  Skittles   Apr-01-07 07:28 PM   #63 
                 - I'm sorry but you're mistaken..  Jonathan50   Apr-01-07 04:32 PM   #58 
  - I see your point  marlakay   Apr-01-07 01:20 PM   #2 
  - People like scapegoats.  Taxloss   Apr-01-07 01:20 PM   #3 
  - What's your point?  purduejake   Apr-01-07 01:21 PM   #4 
  - I think he's making the OPPOSITE point  Lirwin2   Apr-01-07 03:22 PM   #54 
  - My point  Rosemary2205   Apr-02-07 10:40 AM   #65 
  - My 2005 Mustang gets 28 mpg  Clark2008   Apr-01-07 01:24 PM   #6 
  - My Hyundai Elantra gets 26 MPG.  purduejake   Apr-01-07 01:27 PM   #10 
     - It's probably the way you drive and not the car.  Clark2008   Apr-01-07 02:07 PM   #35 
        - It depends where you are driving if A/C or windows down is more efficient  Jonathan50   Apr-01-07 04:40 PM   #60 
           - Sorry, but that's not necessarily true  Tesha   Apr-02-07 05:57 PM   #79 
  - Only 2 of the people you polled own that's more than 7 years old?  rocknation   Apr-01-07 01:25 PM   #7 
  - Something in the question didn't translate.  Rosemary2205   Apr-01-07 01:27 PM   #9 
     - I meant, only two of the people you polled own a CAR that's LESS than 7 years old?  rocknation   Apr-01-07 07:16 PM   #62 
        - Well it's Georgia.  Rosemary2205   Apr-02-07 10:44 AM   #66 
  - Despite your little poll, the reason that most people hate SUVs  MadHound   Apr-01-07 01:25 PM   #8 
  - They're also unsafe for other drivers.  purduejake   Apr-01-07 01:31 PM   #12 
  - We should start taxing the hell out of SUVs and demand higher insurance coverage.  Ghost in the Machine   Apr-01-07 02:36 PM   #43 
  - What do you suggest  Rosemary2205   Apr-01-07 01:34 PM   #13 
  - If you often haul lots of people and cargo....  purduejake   Apr-01-07 01:37 PM   #16 
  - It is amazing what you can do with a minivan  MadHound   Apr-01-07 01:48 PM   #30 
  - A question.  Rosemary2205   Apr-01-07 02:18 PM   #38 
     - You might be able to find a minivan that comes with a tranny that is suitable for towing  MadHound   Apr-01-07 02:23 PM   #40 
  - Might want to take a gander at the Nissan Quest van  NoGOPZone   Apr-02-07 05:31 PM   #78 
  - ding ding ding we have a winner!!  omega minimo   Apr-01-07 08:10 PM   #64 
  - And my 1994 Toyota Tercel gets 35mpg in the city  Der Blaue Engel   Apr-01-07 01:28 PM   #11 
  - Danny, retired - 1997 Escort - 12mpg  Jim Warren   Apr-01-07 01:34 PM   #14 
  - His car IS a special case  Rosemary2205   Apr-01-07 01:37 PM   #15 
  - At least a couple of these look pretty fishy..  Jonathan50   Apr-01-07 01:38 PM   #17 
  - It's all about driving habits.  purduejake   Apr-01-07 01:39 PM   #19 
  - I've driven my daughter's Explorer on a number of occasions.  Jonathan50   Apr-01-07 02:08 PM   #36 
  - Oh good catch sorry about that - I'll fix it. Should be 270 miles a week!!  Rosemary2205   Apr-01-07 01:43 PM   #24 
  - I think it demonstrates a scizm between urban and rural  Gatchaman   Apr-01-07 01:38 PM   #18 
  - People drive SUVs for many different reasons.  gravity   Apr-01-07 02:04 PM   #34 
     - Oddly enough, the vehicle "upside down and off the road" is often...  Tesha   Apr-02-07 06:12 PM   #81 
  - I don't like them because their big asses get in my way when they are in front of me.  cat_girl25   Apr-01-07 01:40 PM   #20 
  - those numbers do not make any sense to me  hfojvt   Apr-01-07 01:41 PM   #21 
  - There is no need for most SUV's out there. It is a commercial success that there are.  Swede   Apr-01-07 01:42 PM   #22 
  - I hate SUV's b/c I can't see around the d*mn things  Mind_your_head   Apr-01-07 01:43 PM   #23 
  - I agree with all your rants.  cat_girl25   Apr-01-07 01:47 PM   #28 
  - The excess size and view blockage are my gripes as well.  mwb970   Apr-01-07 02:43 PM   #47 
  - Didn't the chimpster  azurnoir   Apr-01-07 01:45 PM   #25 
  - Yes he did and the SUV Gas mileage was under reported by Manufacturers  Breeze54   Apr-01-07 01:54 PM   #31 
  - The auto companies don't do the sticker testing  tammywammy   Apr-02-07 05:22 PM   #75 
  - No. Not true.  Ikonoklast   Apr-01-07 02:19 PM   #39 
  - How many SUV drivers buy carbon credits?  purduejake   Apr-01-07 01:45 PM   #26 
  - Because the owners suck at driving for one reason and  Breeze54   Apr-01-07 01:45 PM   #27 
  - Most of the SUVs where I live have the worst drivers.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-01-07 02:30 PM   #42 
  - It's more than just gas mileage  depakid   Apr-01-07 02:38 PM   #44 
  - a friend of mine does animal rescue, and SUV is a must for her.  chimpsrsmarter   Apr-01-07 02:39 PM   #45 
  - SUVs have gas mileage as good as vans and 1975 Mustangs?  Eric J in MN   Apr-01-07 02:42 PM   #46 
  - The single most common driving configuration I see in Columbus  mwb970   Apr-01-07 02:45 PM   #48 
  - Because traffic backs up while they're being winched out of the median strip.  Lastlaughin08   Apr-01-07 02:51 PM   #49 
  - We have a 2001 Nissan Xterra  Nikia   Apr-01-07 03:15 PM   #51 
  - Because they get 15 mpg in a world where the oil is running out  Godlesscommieprevert   Apr-01-07 03:17 PM   #52 
  - I seriously doubt those MPG numbers for the Escort and the Fusion.  Roland99   Apr-01-07 03:26 PM   #55 
  - The cars are WAY out of tune  HughMoran   Apr-01-07 04:09 PM   #56 
  - My friend would love it if you COULD!  Rosemary2205   Apr-02-07 10:50 AM   #67 
  - Mileage does vary .  blues90   Apr-01-07 04:19 PM   #57 
  - Not everyone driving an SUV drives like shit  CRF450   Apr-01-07 04:38 PM   #59 
  - "Not everyone driving an SUV drives like shit"  cat_girl25   Apr-02-07 05:05 PM   #74 
  - it oughta be a crime not to take care of your car  nosmokes   Apr-01-07 04:42 PM   #61 
  - We have smog inspections every other year in California  slackmaster   Apr-02-07 10:52 AM   #68 
     - yeah, the cal smog inspections are a joke.  nosmokes   Apr-02-07 03:59 PM   #69 
        - I disagree, it is very easy to fail the California smog check  slackmaster   Apr-02-07 04:07 PM   #71 
  - for many drivers, SUVs represent an aesthetic choice that  maxsolomon   Apr-02-07 04:05 PM   #70 
  - If American car companies would build more efficient cars, including SUVs  Beaverhausen   Apr-02-07 04:10 PM   #72 
  - Ford Escort 12 MPG, Explorer 21 MPG??????????  LSK   Apr-02-07 04:50 PM   #73 
  - It's more about what they symbolize  Marie26   Apr-02-07 05:23 PM   #76 
  - I just hate encountering them in city traffic and parking lots.  Sparkly   Apr-02-07 05:25 PM   #77 
  - S is for sport.  Orsino   Apr-02-07 06:03 PM   #80 
 

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