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Chevrolet Aveo, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback, Sedan
#218 of 268 Chevy Aveo Hybrid, Now why not GM?
May 25, 2008 (8:22 pm)
I really don't get these big automakers. They do everything backwords. First they build pure electric vehicles with their EV1, Rav4 EV and so on and so forth. Then they stop building them because the auto dealers say knowone wants a pure electric vehicle. This all about ten years ago. Toyota starts building the Prius Hybrid, but doesn't give you the choice to Plug it in(bad move Toyota), now ten years later(first Prius sold in 1997, it's now 2008) Toyota is working(supposedly very hard too) on releasing a Plug-In Gas Electric Hybrid That will some day also give you the choice of not only choosing when you get to use electric only propulsion, but also the choice of What fuel you put in it(ie flex fuel), including the choice of filling up with natural gas(if pumped from your home with the "Phill" Station, CNG only cost you less than $1.oo Dollar per gallon). So why didn't all the automakers figure this out ten years ago and make a flex fuel, plug in Hybrid then? makes me sick and dizzy. All these damn fumes I breathe everyday in LA, Yuck. CNG, Good enough for buses, and to cook in your home with and heat your water heater, but run your car on the stuff, oh no not that, that's just too easy. We're going to sell you Hydrogen in thirty years, yeah, keep your eye on that and hold your breath till your blue in the face, or demand the car you want/need today! Now there's an idea. Yeah, tell car dealers what you Want!. Two million New cars are sold every year in California Alone. That's a lot of cars. if everyone, or even half those people said, I'm waiting until you build the car I want, a Plug in Hybrid, flex fuel vehicle. Note: for those of you who think electricity production is dirtier than gasoline. theres the study(actually several reports written on this one), even if 100% of your electricity(to power your electric car) came from a coal(the dirtiest of dirty), your electric car would still be creating one half the pollution compared to the Gas Only Car. and remember, every gallon of gasoline burned, creates 19Pounds of co2. You'll need to know some chemistry to figure that one out, but it's been figured many times and always the same result. 19 Pounds per gallon of CO2(humanly unbreathable Poison for the lungs). So, how about the Chevy Aveo Plug-In Hybrid Flex Fuel Vehicle with CNG capabilities?
#219 of 268 Re: Chevy Aveo Hybrid, Now why not GM? [pluginhybrid]
May 26, 2008 (5:15 am)
There are other ways to produce electricity that are not mentioned when people/studies like to throw the polution factor into making electricity. Wind and water powered turbines are probably the most economical and the solar is getting better ever year. I recently saw on TV of a town that produces its own electricity by wind and sells back what it can't use. I think it was in Iowa? and they had those large wind towers on farmers land. The farmers didn't mind sharing their property and got additional money for doing so. Totally self sufficient community.
The EV1 (Impact) car was ahead of its time and a great design. They leased everyone of them but the demise was and still is a big contraversy. There is conspiracy theories behind GM pulling the plug that sound pretty credible. Yes the car cost a lot to produce but what new model/technology doesn't. One theory says they were forced to give up the car by big oil companies. Who knows but I wouldn't doubt something more than cost influenced its end. What a waste of resources and what could have been.
May 26, 2008 (8:58 pm)
A friend and I drove up to the north side of Lake Texoma and back today. The trip was 194 miles including the sight seeing part and I filled up the car when I got back and it took 5.09 gallons.
#221 of 268 In town driving for two weeks
Jun 15, 2008 (9:59 am)
Did nothing but in town driving for a little over two weeks and went 285.3 miles and it took exactly 10.00 gallons to fill up......28.5 mpg. Last fillup was may 26.
#222 of 268 Vacation trip
Jun 23, 2008 (5:28 am)
1152 mile trip from Harrisburg PA to the Outer Banks of NC and back:
37.9 mpg on the trip down, nearly all highway at 55-75
36.2 mpg after driving on the Outer Banks
35.2 mpg overall mileage which included about 50 miles of heavy stop and go driving at different points between Richmond, VA, and Alexandria, VA, and an accidental detour through downtown Norfolk, VA and Virginia Beach.
Car definitely gets its best mileage around 70-75.
Should also note that I have an SES related to a throttle position problem which induced a lot of unwanted "feathering" like I was removing my foot from the pedal and then applying pressure again. It also triggered limp mode five times (three of which were on the outer loop around D.C., which was lovely...) and I had to pull over and restart the car to clear it. This almost certainly harmed my mileage, but by how much, I couldn't tell.
#223 of 268 Re: Vacation trip [aveoctb]
Jun 24, 2008 (8:10 am)
Glad to see you are getting such good mileage.
It puzzles me, however, that you claim the best mileage at 70-75 MPH.
That defies all currently known science about fuel comsumption as it relates to engine rpm, wind resistance, etc.
Again, glad you are happy with it...
#224 of 268 Re: Vacation trip [busiris]
Jun 28, 2008 (3:43 am)
Some cars because of gearing get better mileage at faster speeds. I am not sure about the Aveo, but I have read this about other cars/trucks on other forums as well.
#225 of 268 Re: Vacation trip [poncho167]
Jun 28, 2008 (1:01 pm)
This week, I saw one of the convertible Geo's we spoke about earlier. It was a red LSi, but it had been "rode hard and put up wet", so to speak. Even at that, it still appeared to be running just fine...
#226 of 268 Re: Vacation trip [busiris]
Jun 29, 2008 (4:09 am)
I remember years ago when I was at the Chicago Auto Show they had a concept Yugo convertible. I already disliked Yugo's but this thing was ugly and they had it on a revolving platform with a spokes women. I told her it was a joke and would never sell and she was like who asked you type of look. They are there to get opinions and I gave mine. I like to give these temporary spokes people a hard time with technical questions that they usually can't answer.
#227 of 268 Re: Vacation trip [poncho167]
Jun 29, 2008 (10:51 am)
WOW! A Yugo convertible!
I wonder if the top was made out of cardboard, like the bumpers were?
Although, that car would definitely be a collector's item today....but by who, I don't know...