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    90s cars with best gas mileage?

    Need a daily driver that is decently comfortable, but really needs good gas mileage and reliability.

    What cars/models in early 90s had the best gas mileage?

    Thanks
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    Believe it or not the Geo Storm( w/ 5 speed). I used to own one. Awsome car.

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    Check for a '92-'95 Honda Civic VX. One of the ultimate ****box commuters. Combine ridiculous gas mileage (EPA rated 48/55) with Honda build quality and reliability and then toss in the practicality of a hatchback. Plus it comes with vinyl seats, so you never have to worry about incriminating sex stains - just hose it out!
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    Yeah, that was one of the main ones I was looking at. That is ridiculous gas mileage!
    Now I have to try and find one.



    Please keep the suggestions coming, in the meantime.

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    Toyota Tercels/Paseos/Corollas

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    geo metro

    ford festiva

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    You guys have any numbers to throw in there with those suggestions? Even an EF ('88-'91) Civic DX (the most common) is EPA listed at 31/35. A CRX HF of the same era is EPA listed at 49/52.

    Watch out for insurance on the CRX, though. That, and the lack of people-space.

    [Edit: Also, depending on your price range, the EK Civics ('96-'00) came in a fuel efficiency coupe called the HX. EPA 39/45)
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    ford festiva is rated at 35/42. coupled with the fact that they can be had for $500........ pretty economic transportation.

    the convertible metro, which is the gas hog of the bunch is rated at 41/46. they can be had for under a grand.

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    I dont know what the gas mileage is on this one but my friend had one and it seemed like he never had to fill up.

    Chevy sprint I think this is a cousin of the metro.

    My ex girlfriend also had an metro and that thing was awesome on gas as well.
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    I don't think gas mileage has to be so good that I get a Metro or Festiva. I want something a little more of a normal size.

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    then mileage must not be a concern.

    you need to explain your needs and *wants* more clearly.

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    OK, well.

    1. Reliable
    2. Easy on the eyes
    3. Gas mileage
    4. Decent room for 4

    Sorry. That better?

    If I was strictly concerned about gas mileage I would get a moped.

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    http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/findacar.htm
    They have pics & specs of cars. Check out the 1992 Geo storm.


    Here ya go...LOL
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...&category=6242
    Last edited by wheelsup; March 12th, 2004 at 09:45 AM.

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    The Paseo and Geo Storm strike me as kind-of a girlie car.

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    Originally posted by Respected
    OK, well.

    1. Reliable
    2. Easy on the eyes
    3. Gas mileage
    4. Decent room for 4
    Any Japanese 4-cylinder sedan. It'll be relatively good gas mileage even if it's not the sort of sipping you'll see from the cars previously listed. It's hard to go wrong with a Camry/Accord/Civic/Corolla.

    Or, if the budget allows, the Civic HX might be perfect.
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