Gas saving cage? - Chicagoland Sportbikes
Chicagoland Sportbikes
 
View Poll Results: Gas saving cage of chise is...
Honda Civic EX coupe 28 40.58%
Ford Focus Hatchback 0 0%
Nissan Sentra 1.8s 2 2.90%
Toyota Corolla 25 36.23%
Chevy Cavalier 1 1.45%
Other (please specify) 13 18.84%
Voters: 69. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
How you like me now?
 
Bratva5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Des Plaines, Illinois
Posts: 1,501
Location: Des Plaines, Illinois
Sportbike: 06GSXR1000 totalled, wife's GS500
Years Riding: since Friday
How you found us: voices in my head told me
           
Send a message via Yahoo to Bratva5
Gas saving cage?

What car would you get for gas saving purposes? Please don't be scured to leave a comment why this is your choice.

Russ
Bratva5 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 01:45 PM
Irony helps us play!
 
Arch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: N'ville
Posts: 29,508
Location: N'ville
Sportbike: 2000 F4
Years Riding: Long enough to know better
How you found us: some hot MILF whispered it in my ear
           
Hard choice between the Nissan, Toyota or the Honda. Any of them will last a good long time. Just see which will let you get more car for the money.

Everyone Exaggerates

We're being taken for a ride... agaaaaaaain.....


Best Auto/Moto Insurance | Motorcycle Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
Arch is offline  
post #3 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 02:01 PM
.
 
jimzx9r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: .
Posts: 8,299
Location: .
Sportbike: .
Years Riding: .
How you found us: .
           
seeing the mpg next to the choices would help.
jimzx9r is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
How you like me now?
 
Bratva5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Des Plaines, Illinois
Posts: 1,501
Location: Des Plaines, Illinois
Sportbike: 06GSXR1000 totalled, wife's GS500
Years Riding: since Friday
How you found us: voices in my head told me
           
Send a message via Yahoo to Bratva5
not sure about mpg. I know Civic gets around 32mpg city and Focus about 27mpg city. That's what the websites say, but i know it differs in real life. My SUV supposed to get 15mpg city and 20 highway, but I only get about 12 in city, hmm maybe I should stop driving like an as$hole?

Russ
Bratva5 is offline  
post #5 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
How you like me now?
 
Bratva5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Des Plaines, Illinois
Posts: 1,501
Location: Des Plaines, Illinois
Sportbike: 06GSXR1000 totalled, wife's GS500
Years Riding: since Friday
How you found us: voices in my head told me
           
Send a message via Yahoo to Bratva5
I guess here is a good site for MPG estimates if you're car shopping http://www.fueleconomy.gov/mpg/MPG.do?action=browseList

Russ
Bratva5 is offline  
post #6 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 02:37 PM
vroom vroom
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Peoria, IL
Posts: 2,246
Location: Peoria, IL
Sportbike: '05 Z750S
Years Riding: 10 yrs
How you found us: Katanaplanet
           
The Honda and Toyota will have the best real-world mileage. The Honda is a bit more fun to drive, and the Toyota is a bit more comfortable and quieter.

-Mike
pitbull76 is offline  
post #7 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 03:56 PM
Registered User
 
Slowass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Rockford, IL
Posts: 2,872
Location: Rockford, IL
Sportbike: 2006 R6 Raven
Years Riding: 7 years
How you found us: ChicagoIlivewithmymomriders.com
           
Toyota Corolla is consistently voted the car that is cheapest to own (along with the Civic, but the Civic is so much more expensive).

I have 132,000 miles on my '02 Corolla, and it's never needed a single repair. The car seriouly costs NOTHING to own.

_____________________________________________
The CLSB Bitch Wrecking Crew

Book of my Fuh-Zayce

Gotta DANCE!
Slowass is offline  
post #8 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 04:25 PM
Registered User
 
under200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: norridge, IL
Posts: 5,837
Location: norridge, IL
Sportbike: 2009 Triumph Street Triple R, 2011 Triumph Bonneville SE
Years Riding: 11
How you found us: web search
           
So far my 06 Corolla with an auto trans has got 26 real mpg city in the triple digit temps with the ac on full blast, and my average trip is less than 10 min so the car never really warms up to it's most fuel efficient mode. Tons of really short trips that suck ass for mileage. This is on the first tank of gas that it came with and as you can imagine the engine is not broken in yet. So I see 30 mpg+ once the engine is broken in as total possible. For reference my 98 olds intrigue with the GM 3800 series v6 got 11 mpg city (window sticker said 20). So needless to say I am very happy. Have heard for many owners that 30-35 mpg city are reached once broken in.

Under200
under200 is offline  
post #9 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 05:13 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 209
 
I bought a 06 Civic coupe EX 5 weeks ago and have been happy with it. I am getting 30mpg right now. The Civic has a nicer interior than the other cars when I did my comparison. Also it was the only vehicle with disc brakes all the way around and still get 30+mpg.
nagaro4 is offline  
post #10 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 05:36 PM
Registered User
 
BanditCPA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: .
Posts: 2,083
Location: .
Sportbike: Moto Guzzi V-11 sport
Years Riding: since 1998
How you found us: .
           
my 03 corolla has never seen below 35mpg, and the last couple of week in the heat, Iv'e been getting close to 41mpg running @ 75-85 on the expressway (it's a manual trans which will also be a factor)
BanditCPA is offline  
post #11 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 05:36 PM
Another Polak
 
c2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Elk Grove, IL
Posts: 2,495
Location: Elk Grove, IL
Sportbike: '05 CBR 600RR
Years Riding: Since '04
How you found us: Friend
           
What abouth Mitsubishi Lancer.
I drive my Lancer (stick) with short Ram, and gas millage is hwy/city 28.

" Never drive faster, than your guardian angel can fly."

My Garage

PSN: chamala2000

Peter
c2000 is offline  
post #12 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 05:54 PM
Si Vis Pacem Parabellum
 
SmartDrug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bartlett
Posts: 11,409
Location: Bartlett
Sportbike: 955i Speed Triple, 100AE Road King, AP1 Honda S2000
Years Riding: 1/3rd of my life.
How you found us: Cave Johnson
           
Who voted for the cav? Go home.

The Focus SVT is nice, but not really a gas saver.

Have you considered hybrids, you get a $3500 tax break this year if you buy one.

Brian
NESBA #22
الكافرة مع بندقية سوداء
Si vis pacem parabellum

Quote:
Yeah, I quit doing blow, not being rad!
SmartDrug is offline  
post #13 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 05:58 PM
Registered User
 
andy911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Green
Posts: 73
Location: Green
Sportbike: 2001 sv650
Years Riding: 3
How you found us: clearwaterms
 
For pure gas savings go VW golf turbodiesel 34/45 mpg.
andy911 is offline  
post #14 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 10:55 PM
Joe Momma...
 
JoJo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Oak Park
Posts: 3,822
Location: Oak Park
Sportbike: None
Years Riding: 1,2,4,5 count d'z rocks biatch!
How you found us: member
           
Send a message via AIM to JoJo
I have an 02 civic. Gets 32-35 city and 38-40 highway. I don't have the VTEC which I think helps the gas mileage especially since I'm a lead foot.

My name is JB, people call me JB

Quote:
Originally Posted by flinchy
"I wouldn't be surprised to see this guy catch a pass with his ass cheeks"
JoJo is offline  
post #15 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 11:15 PM
BEER!
 
Grover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Lindenhurst, IL
Posts: 5,970
Location: Lindenhurst, IL
Sportbike: '01 SV650S (Pokey!) '02 Honda CR125 (Blockhead)
Years Riding: 5
How you found us: SBN
           
Send a message via AIM to Grover
I voted Honda Civic EX. I would consider a VW diesel as well. The Toyota would be a good choice as well.

NESBA/CCS #142
AIM: GroverSV650S
Dirtbikes are not submarines
Grover is offline  
post #16 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 11:16 PM
Zodiac Freak
 
TifanieMarie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: vernon hills illinois
Posts: 517
Location: vernon hills illinois
Sportbike: ninja 500
Years Riding: i started last spring/summer
How you found us: ttruckinon
           
Send a message via AIM to TifanieMarie Send a message via Yahoo to TifanieMarie
my pos probe was getting 27 for a while

If you are flammable and have legs... you are NEVER blocking a fire exit. - Mitch Hedberg

there is a time and a place for speed... and it is not on the highway with heavy traffic

when the boogeyman goes to sleep at night, he checks his closet for chuck norris.

Chris: Why do you put your hand on your hip when you ride?
Me: Where else would i put it?
Chris: ON THE HANDLEBAR?!
Me: nah
TifanieMarie is offline  
post #17 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-07-2006, 12:37 AM
Registered Abuser
 
v2neal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Hastings, MN
Posts: 1,603
Location: Hastings, MN
Sportbike: ATK605,CR250,VTX
Years Riding: 26
How you found us: S.C.M.O.D.S.
           
VW with a TDI, 45-50 mpg and if I'm feeling especially cheap I could mix it 50/50 during the summer months with some oil from the local City Wok.

Life has no instruction manual. Parts and labor can be impossible to find. Many go down the road with parts that are in need of service. A breakdown is eventual.
v2neal is offline  
post #18 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-07-2006, 09:31 AM
Registered lunatic
 
A.B.A.T.E.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Elmwood Park
Posts: 1,652
Location: Elmwood Park
Sportbike: 1984 FXE, 1966 Triumph, 2000 FLHTC
Years Riding: Bought new 1984, Riding 44yrs
How you found us: ABATE of Illinois, Chicago
           
Chise???????

PJ
A.B.A.T.E. is offline  
post #19 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-07-2006, 09:40 AM
BSB > WSBK > MotoGP
 
shadrach's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: South Loop & Cary
Posts: 11,948
Location: South Loop & Cary
Sportbike: '02 GSXR 600 / '98 CBRF3
Years Riding: Since '03
How you found us: Google
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmartDrug
Who voted for the cav? Go home.

The Focus SVT is nice, but not really a gas saver.

Have you considered hybrids, you get a $3500 tax break this year if you buy one.
I have an SVT and it gets about 24 city and 30 highway, but requires premuim (91+); most fun to drive out of ANY the cars on the list, but probably the highest fuel costs.

The VW TDI is going to have the lowest fuel costs.

Hybrids are not worth the money yet; marginal fuel savings and maintenance will cost big $$$ down the line.

Jeff
NESBA #311
'02 GSXR600
'98
Smokin' Joe's F3
shadrach is offline  
post #20 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-07-2006, 04:03 PM
__________
 
Dirtbiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Somewhere else.
Posts: 6,365
Location: Somewhere else.
Sportbike: Resurrection Built YZ250F, Various European Junk
Years Riding: Yes
How you found us: SBN
           
I said the civic. Just put the proverbial bullet in the gf's 92 civic, the odometer stopped working at 175k, before she bought that pos and drove it for 5 years. Indestructible.


She now is pimping a 91 corolla with 210k, the only thing that doesn't work is the ac. I'm ok with that since I don't have to drive it.
Dirtbiker is offline  
post #21 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-25-2006, 10:50 AM
REDLEG!!!!!
 
lunardog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: St. John, In.
Posts: 1,361
Location: St. John, In.
Sportbike: Ducati Diavel Carbon Red
Years Riding: 28
How you found us: tripped over clsb during a drunken stupor
           
Send a message via Yahoo to lunardog
i like my mazda 6 it`s good enough for me i get around 22-24 everyday drivin

Operating a motorcycle. So easy, even a caveman can do it. Knowing how to ride? Priceless.

Ray
lunardog is offline  
post #22 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-25-2006, 10:54 AM
BEER!
 
Grover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Lindenhurst, IL
Posts: 5,970
Location: Lindenhurst, IL
Sportbike: '01 SV650S (Pokey!) '02 Honda CR125 (Blockhead)
Years Riding: 5
How you found us: SBN
           
Send a message via AIM to Grover
Quote:
Originally Posted by lunardogracing
i like my mazda 6 it`s good enough for me i get around 22-24 everyday drivin

Funny, I loved the look/cargo space of my 6 hatchback when I had it, but my '97 GTP with better supercharged engine got the same gas mileage.
They are nice though, especially with the pimp options (leather interior, wheels, sunroof.) When I 'lost' that one I got a 3 hatchback, which is REALLY nice. Good interior (leather, of course) and even with the larger engine I can pull over 26mpg..around 30 on straight highway and keeping it under 80.

NESBA/CCS #142
AIM: GroverSV650S
Dirtbikes are not submarines
Grover is offline  
post #23 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-25-2006, 12:41 PM
Your friendly Crazy Canuk
 
RickC1957's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Barrington, Illinois
Posts: 12,731
Location: Barrington, Illinois
Sportbike: Ducati ST3 2005 Gloss Black, Monster 620, 2007 Sport Classic 1000
Years Riding: Crashing sucessfully since 1969
How you found us: Thru favorednation (ron)
           
Send a message via AIM to RickC1957 Send a message via Yahoo to RickC1957
I voted "other" the Scion XB....with the carryall box body style fold flat seats you have a cave inside....super comfortable seats for the long haul....fully loaded....32 to 34 MPG....REAL WORLD, not the BS claims of the manufactuer...all for just under 15K.....OTD and a ton of aftermarket cool bits to add on if your a wanna be ricer....plus it's so ugly it's freaking cool looks it is a greatly over looked car...plus Toyota build quality...I'm EXTREMELY happy with mine.

Sometimes goodbye is your second chance.
RickC1957 is offline  
post #24 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-25-2006, 01:09 PM
Thee original azzhole!
 
Thunderstruck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: bartlett
Posts: 6,912
Location: bartlett
Sportbike: 97 900rr-rip 09/09, 69 chevelle SS, & ???
Years Riding: it doesnt matter
How you found us: i see all
           
Send a message via AIM to Thunderstruck
vw deisels are still known for having motor issues...and electrical...the same old bugs are in vw that have always been there...honestly...toy corolla is the best bet...with a manual trans, they r known to get towards 45mpg with the smaller engine...so if power is not a huge factor with you, then go that way only...and i like hybrids, but they are not up to full potential as of yet...they need to add a few more batteries to get it over the 60mpg mark...right now they are just being cheap about it...they have guys out in cali that modified thier hybrids and are getting over 90mpg in thier cars...but these guys are engineers...

and i agree with rick above...nothing but rave reviews about the scion Xb from what i have read and heard...

...plus my gf was with me saying "omg slow down, slow down" and I was thinking "Lose annoying squalk box in passenger seat, afford more mods and have less weight in the car and on the back of the bike"...so i dumped her and I'm single again as usual...HERE KITTY KITTY!!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arch View Post
pussy is the root of all evil...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hunny View Post
mmmm pussy
You dont like me....i dont give a fuck...cause i'll still put ya in the hospital...me tollerating you is all that matters...
Thunderstruck is offline  
post #25 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-25-2006, 03:43 PM
Puppy Love!
 
Gixx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Aurora
Posts: 3,462
Location: Aurora
Sportbike: 05' Gixxer 6
Years Riding: Grew up in the dirt, going on my 7th season on the street..
How you found us: Homer Simpson
           
Send a message via AIM to Gixx Send a message via Yahoo to Gixx
I just bought a Scion tC....and I LOVE it!!! They say you get 24 MPG....but I have been getting 28-30 MPG out of my tanks of gas. I'm EXTREMELY happy with the way it drives. It's a 2 door, but with a ton of room. I also love all the accessories it has and you can buy for it!

KJ
_____________________________________________
The CLSB Bitch Wrecking Crew

Quote:
I'm here to chew some bubble gum, and kick some ass.......and I'm all out of bubblegum!!
MySpace
XBox Live - Gixx009
Gixx is offline  
post #26 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-28-2006, 11:21 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 8
 
I work as a diesel tech as a living that being said I would buy a vw tdi any day there arent any problems I know of with them there great little cars when I can afford it I will have one

I drive an 04 nissan frontier manual trans 2wd 4cl truck. its great hauls the bike pulls my small boat and hauls all the crap I want to drag home. it gets 26 mpg on mixed driving. I just wish I could buy a midsize turbo diesel truck that would be great
ovlo is offline  
post #27 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-29-2006, 02:11 AM
Armed law abiding citizen
 
Dave13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Middleburg, Florida
Posts: 19,055
Location: Middleburg, Florida
Sportbike: '74 Yamaha RD350
Years Riding: idk
How you found us: Google
           
I drive a plymouth neon. It gets 28 to 32 mpg. It gets better and better gas mileage because more and more paint falls off every day.
Dave13 is offline  
post #28 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-29-2006, 03:11 AM
who...me???
 
blueyes34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: wilmington IL
Posts: 200
Location: wilmington IL
Sportbike: 05 katana 750
Years Riding: mmmm many
How you found us: wingit
     
Send a message via AIM to blueyes34 Send a message via Yahoo to blueyes34
I owned a honda accord and a civic before. both great cars and good on gas. bought the civic new it had about 150k when I rolled it and took out some trees. it had no glass left anywhere on it and was all smashed but it still ran

if it feels good....DO IT!!!
shauna

what doesn't kill you makes you stronger....and it's usually pretty damn fun too

"If ur gonna ride my ass...at least pull my hair"-StreetChic
blueyes34 is offline  
post #29 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-29-2006, 03:13 AM
who...me???
 
blueyes34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: wilmington IL
Posts: 200
Location: wilmington IL
Sportbike: 05 katana 750
Years Riding: mmmm many
How you found us: wingit
     
Send a message via AIM to blueyes34 Send a message via Yahoo to blueyes34
I owned a honda accord and a civic before. both great cars and good on gas. bought the civic new it had about 150k when I rolled it and took out some trees. it had no glass left anywhere on it and was all smashed but it still ran. damn thing just wouldn't corner like a bike

if it feels good....DO IT!!!
shauna

what doesn't kill you makes you stronger....and it's usually pretty damn fun too

"If ur gonna ride my ass...at least pull my hair"-StreetChic
blueyes34 is offline  
post #30 of 39 (permalink) Old 09-21-2006, 10:45 AM
Ex-Ninja
 
whitedawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Joliet
Posts: 2,407
Location: Joliet
Sportbike: 04 Yamaha R1
Years Riding: 5 years
How you found us: Friend
           
Send a message via AIM to whitedawg Send a message via Yahoo to whitedawg
I sell Toyotas and know that the only two cars worth buying for quality and gas are either the Corolla or the Civic...The Civic, I hate to say, looks better, but the Corolla will ultimately last longer. A redesign of the Corolla is coming next year.

DJ
whitedawg is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chicagoland Sportbikes forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome