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Small cars in demand as gas prices soar | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 47 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Apr 14, 2011, titled Small cars in demand as gas prices soar | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

In a matter of months, the Ford Fiesta has gone from a sales disappointment to one of the most-popular cars on the lot.

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karon

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#42 Apr 14, 2011
uaw jon wrote:
<quoted text> you have your trains thats fine dont force me to uWhy do se it or pay for it. do you really believe trains will solve all are problems
Why do you feel limited to just a car and highway! The MORE transportation alternatives means jobs also businesses are attracted to states that have mass transit!
Find Rail Happiness Karon

Columbus, OH

#43 Apr 14, 2011
karon wrote:
<quoted text> Why do you feel limited to just a car and highway! The MORE transportation alternatives means jobs also businesses are attracted to states that have mass transit!
A car offers LIMITLESS travel flexibility, unlike a train.
karon

AOL

#44 Apr 14, 2011
Find Rail Happiness Karon wrote:
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A car offers LIMITLESS travel flexibility, unlike a train.
Not everyone can just jump in a car and drive all over. Alot of senior citizens cannot just jump in a car and drive like they did 30 years ago their mobility is limited. The trains would be great for the senior citzens, it would give them options to go see their love ones in other Ohio cities and it would offer them independence by not be dependent on others to take them on their travels!
Find Rail Happiness Karon

Columbus, OH

#45 Apr 14, 2011
karon wrote:
<quoted text> Not everyone can just jump in a car and drive all over. Alot of senior citizens cannot just jump in a car and drive like they did 30 years ago their mobility is limited. The trains would be great for the senior citzens, it would give them options to go see their love ones in other Ohio cities and it would offer them independence by not be dependent on others to take them on their travels!
Someone's gotta get them, BY CAR, to the depot and then, BY CAR, to their final destination, whichever city it may be. Trains don't hit all of 'em, you know.
17teen

Marion, OH

#46 Apr 15, 2011
every one should get mopeds.....
albedodown

Mukilteo, WA

#47 Sep 27, 2011
17teen wrote:
every one should get mopeds.....
Mopeds with their small tires, don't have the stability of a larger bike & are only meant for the city. I used to get 75MPG on my 450 Suzuki, that went 110MPH & was still accelerating. Went 8200 miles around the western U.S & as high as 14,000 feet.

However, nothing saves gas like the new Nissan all-electric Leaf. Real-world mileages are 110, 123 & even 138 MPG in THE CITY. The Nissan Leaf is selling better than the Chevy Volt.

If the Nissan Leaf raises its range close to 200 miles, I'll purchase it.
albedodown

Mukilteo, WA

#48 Sep 27, 2011
ramseyjames wrote:
Subcompact cars experienced the biggest price increase > WHY? Because the auto manufacturers have realized that due to the gas prices they can rip-off the consumer more.
Updating your claim......
I've liked Hyundai vehicles. I drove my wife's EPA rated 32MPG highway Accent to 42MPG... while driving over a 5500 mountain pass. Got 45MPG going over a small 1400 foot pass. At one point during the recession, a Hyundai dealer dealt 2 2009 Accents for $14,000. The retail price on one new 2012 Hyundai is....$14,000+!

"ramseyjames" is most certainly right.

However, saying that, the new Hyundai cars are designed well & look really good. The almost mid-sized Elantra has the widest rear seat shoulder room(54.7 inches) of ANY CAR(diesel or hybrid included) obtaining EPA rated 40MPG on the highway.... 3 inches wider than many ultra high MPG vehicles, such as Prius, VW Golf diesel, Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris.

The Chevy Eco Cruze also has pretty wide rear seat shoulder room, altho about 1 inch less than Elantra. The Chevy Eco Cruze readily gets high 40's MPG on the highway. Elantra can nearly get Eco Cruze MPG, altho not as readily.... but cheaper.

Yes, now that manufacturers are being spurred to get high MPG, in not so small cars...... they are getting it.

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