Highest mpg awd 2000?

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Old 08 Feb 2012, 09:34 pm   #1 (permalink)
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What would be the highest mpg awd in a reliable moderately piced 2000 model?

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Old 09 Feb 2012, 09:10 am   #2 (permalink)
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"Jean Zebloski" <JeanZ@J.ght> wrote in message
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> What would be the highest mpg awd in a reliable moderately piced 2000
> model?


2000? Highest MPG? US? I think your limiting your self to Subarus in that
case. There was a 4WD RAV4 and a 4WD CRV in 2000, but the Subaru products
(all were AWD) got slightly better fuel economy (although as usual, your
results may vary). I have no experience with Subarus, but I might think they
are not generally as reliable as Toyotas or Hondas. It seems like about 30%
of the calls to Car Talk (the NPR program) are from people who have problems
with Subarus. On the other ahnd, the Car Talk guys are constantly
recommending them (maybe they are looking to gaurantee a future stream of
callers). If I was limiting myself to 2000 models AWD vehicles with good gas
mileage sold in the US, then I'd probably go with the RAV4.

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Old 09 Feb 2012, 09:53 am   #3 (permalink)
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On 2012-02-09 07:10:27 -0800, "C. E. White" <cewhite3@mindspring.com> said:

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> "Jean Zebloski" <JeanZ@J.ght> wrote in message
> news:Xns9FF3D13F1501BJeanZJght@74.209.136.94...
>> What would be the highest mpg awd in a reliable moderately piced 2000
>> model?

>
> 2000? Highest MPG? US? I think your limiting your self to Subarus in that
> case. There was a 4WD RAV4 and a 4WD CRV in 2000, but the Subaru products
> (all were AWD) got slightly better fuel economy (although as usual, your
> results may vary). I have no experience with Subarus, but I might think they
> are not generally as reliable as Toyotas or Hondas. It seems like about 30%
> of the calls to Car Talk (the NPR program) are from people who have problems
> with Subarus. On the other ahnd, the Car Talk guys are constantly
> recommending them (maybe they are looking to gaurantee a future stream of
> callers). If I was limiting myself to 2000 models AWD vehicles with good gas
> mileage sold in the US, then I'd probably go with the RAV4.
>
> Ed


You could be right about the 2000-era Subarus, but our 2011 Outback has
been bullet-proof. Sure we've only had it for nearly 14 months, but
we've had zero issues, and already have 20K on the odometer. Oil
changes and tire rotation. That's it.

30 mpg on the highway and 23 around town. For a vehicle that size,
we're happy with it and don't feel any loss "only" having the 4-cyl.

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"Conscience" <obama.is@fraud.gov> wrote in message
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> You could be right about the 2000-era Subarus, but our 2011 Outback has
> been bullet-proof. Sure we've only had it for nearly 14 months, but we've
> had zero issues, and already have 20K on the odometer. Oil changes and
> tire rotation. That's it.


I can't remeber the last car I bought that had issues in only 20k miles. I
guess the Mustang I owned with the almost invisible oil leak at around 30k
is the only one that required a warranty visit. My 09 F150 has around 60k
miles and has never been near the dealer since I bought it. Most cars are
very reliable these days. The difference in reliability between most brands
is down below the noise level. People are sweating the difference between
1.01 and 1.02 complaint of any sort per year and by any sort of complaint I
mean dirty floor mats to blown engines - most of the surveys we can see for
free aren't very good at illuminating the severity of complaints. My
extended family has Fords, Hondas, Mazdas and Toyotas. Except for the
various recent Toyota recalls (floor mats, air bags, fuel system) none have
required any sort of repairs. And so far my Mother and older sister have
ignored the air bag and floor mat recalls. My younger sister took hers in,
but they said her's was OK and didn't actually need any change to the fuel
system (so I wonder why they send out a notice....).

Ed


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Old 09 Feb 2012, 09:57 pm   #5 (permalink)
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On 2012-02-09 14:21:33 -0800, "C. E. White" <cewhite3@mindspring.com> said:

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> "Conscience" <obama.is@fraud.gov> wrote in message
> news:jh0q5g$g28$1@dont-email.me...
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>> You could be right about the 2000-era Subarus, but our 2011 Outback has
>> been bullet-proof. Sure we've only had it for nearly 14 months, but we've
>> had zero issues, and already have 20K on the odometer. Oil changes and
>> tire rotation. That's it.

>
> I can't remeber the last car I bought that had issues in only 20k miles.


I can. In late 1999, my 2000 Tundra: Front bumper replacement, bed
placement adjustment, and the replacement of the entire front brake
assemblies due to constant rotor warpage. No cost to me at all, but
pretty annoying. Anyone having less than 36K got that last one which
entailed the existing system being replaced with 2001 Tundra parts.

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