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Top Ten Most Fuel-Efficient Sedans of 2008

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Milestone Motoring - Auto Broker/Dealer

                 gas prices - arm, leg, first born                                 This morning I filled my SUV with gas.  I had a 1/4 of a tank left and at $75.00 the pump automatically stopped (I'm grateful the pump cut me off at $75.00).  I'm in the car business and I'm as annoyed as everyone else!  As a California Auto Broker in Los Angeles and the San Fernando and Conejo Valley, I have dealt with both wealthy celebrities and people just like me, trying to support their kids and make ends meet.  And I will tell you, it doesn't matter how much money you have, NO ONE WANTS TO PAY THE RIDICULOUS GAS PRICES WE ARE SEEING.

There are no easy answers but in an effort to initiate wise decision making below are the TOP TEN MOST FUEL-EFFICIENT SEDANS OF 2008 based on the EPA's combined fuel economy formula.

 

THE TOP TEN MOST FUEL-EFFICIENT SEDANS OF 2008

1.  Toyota Prius - 48/45 (48 miles per gallon city/45 miles per gallon highway)

     This hybrid is in hot demand! 

2.  Honda Civic Hybrid - 40/45

3.  Nissan Altime Hybrid - 35/33

4.  Toyota Camry Hybrid - 33/34

5.  Toyota Yaris - 29/36

     First of the group that's not a hybrid

6.  Honda Fit -  28/34

7.  Toyota Corolla - 28 /37

8.  Honda Civic - 25/36

9.  Nissan Versa - 27/33

10.  Kia Rio - 25/35

 

Toyota(4)  and Honda(3) have the market cornered on fuel effeciency with seven of the top ten belonging to them.

As Real Estate Professionals you spend a great deal of time in your car.  If "you are what you drive" is true, I think owning one of the above cars tells your clients that what you are is SMART.

photo courtesy of flickr

 

 

Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

My daughter just bought a Prius and really likes it.

May 30, 2008 09:02 AM
Mary PAUL, ABR, CRS,GRI, e-PRO,
RE/MAX Advantage Realtors, Searcy, AR - Searcy, AR

I just bought a new SUV, my 4th, and I love it.  I have plenty of room, it is safer, and I can carry alot of people and things.  I don't want a small car, what I would like is for gas to go down!  Or for car makers to make SUV'S get better mileage. 

May 30, 2008 09:05 AM
Melody Young
Milestone Motoring - Auto Broker/Dealer - Westlake Village, CA
Auto Broker-Milestone Motoring

Hi Bill,

I just sold a Prius yesterday and had to go to Northern Califonia for it.  All the dealers out my way wanted $6,000.00 over sticker...can you imagine? Thanks for stopping by

May 30, 2008 09:07 AM
The Masked Blogger Rides again
From Parts Unknown - Destruction Bay, YN
Locate Homes for sale in Las Vegas|Henderson, NV

When I fill up my tank I still wait with an extra bucket to make sure I get every last drop and I always fill it to the brim no matter what.

May 30, 2008 09:08 AM
The Masked Blogger Rides again
From Parts Unknown - Destruction Bay, YN
Locate Homes for sale in Las Vegas|Henderson, NV

When I fill up my tank I fill it to the rim and carry an extra bucket to collect the extra fumes. I beleive you ahould get every last drop. I think I might have to start mashing corn up and using that.

May 30, 2008 09:09 AM
Melody Young
Milestone Motoring - Auto Broker/Dealer - Westlake Village, CA
Auto Broker-Milestone Motoring

Hi Mary,

I'm guilty of loving an SUV as well.  All the makers are coming out with hybrid SUV's. Lexus and Toyota already have them but what you save on gas you pay in price.  As more and more hybrids come out the prices will stabilize.  Thanks you your comment.

May 30, 2008 09:09 AM
Debi Ernst
St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors - O'Fallon, MO
GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate

Thanks for the list!  It's very helpful.  Have a Great Weekend!  :)

May 30, 2008 09:11 AM
Melody Young
Milestone Motoring - Auto Broker/Dealer - Westlake Village, CA
Auto Broker-Milestone Motoring

Hey Masked Blogger.  I was away from AR for awhile and haven't met you yet. I'm intrigued.  Thanks for stopping by.

May 30, 2008 09:13 AM
Melody Young
Milestone Motoring - Auto Broker/Dealer - Westlake Village, CA
Auto Broker-Milestone Motoring

Thanks for commenting Debi, you have a great weekend too.

May 30, 2008 09:14 AM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Melody:  I have been driving my 2007 Honda CR-V for about ten months.  I am very pleased with it, and get 28 mpg in town and 33 mpg on the open road.  I think that is pretty decent for a non-hybrid

Jun 03, 2008 05:54 PM