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What is the most fuel efficient used light pickup?

I will soon be in the market for a used car and am thinking of getting a pickup. Likely I'll be looking at trucks that are roughly 10 years old (I am flexible but want something new enough to not have a lot of maintenance issues). My biggest priority is having the least impact on the environment I can while still driving a pickup truck. What should I shop for? [more inside]
posted by latkes on Jul 13, 2016 - 18 answers

Returning to the treadmill

Running again after six months off. Last weekly totals were in the 25 mile range. Can I start again at 10? Details follow. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Feb 2, 2016 - 8 answers

Tall driver, sick driver, green driver: what car should we buy?

After ten years it's time to retire my Ford F150 King Cab pickup. I'd like to buy something more environmentally kind. Complications: sharing this vehicle between myself and my 6'2" (still growing?) teen driver. AND need to accommodate my chronic illness. Energy(and time) nearly sapped. What should I testdrive? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by theplotchickens on Jul 2, 2015 - 9 answers

How to combine airline miles

I don't travel enough to really have the hang of the airline miles thing. I'm planning a trip from Chicago to NYC in September with my adult daughter and would like to use what miles I have before they expire. [more inside]
posted by Joleta on May 27, 2015 - 8 answers

Best mileage tracking app for iphone

Hi all, I'm looking for a great mileage tracking app to record my business trips. A while back i used to be pleased with Trip Cubby until it no longer was supported after an upgrade. I went back to old fashioned notes for a while, but it's now 2015 and there must be a better way. What are your favourites? Needs to supports european parameters ( euros and kms). thanks!
posted by PardonMyFrench on Jan 18, 2015 - 3 answers

No bells and whistles --- just mileage recording!

So I try to log my daily bicycle usage, mostly for my own curiosity. I want a lightweight, simple Android app to do this. This is a very simple requirement but somehow I have not found an app that quite meets it. [more inside]
posted by jackbishop on Sep 19, 2014 - 7 answers

Should I buy a car with 170,000 miles on it?

Good maintenance/car history/reliability/price versus everything else [more inside]
posted by mermily on Jul 29, 2014 - 20 answers

Reduced highway mpg in a 1-year-old car. What gives?

2013 Subaru Crosstrek XV got 32-33 highway mpg last year. Now it gets 28. [more inside]
posted by nicodine on Jun 2, 2014 - 20 answers

Need to cross a minivan with a Prius (or vice versa)

Just discovered that our next car purchase needs to happen this summer, so I've gotta get into research mode stat. Is there such a thing as a family car (ie kid transporter etc) with great city gas mileage? Special snowtires inside. [more inside]
posted by sesquipedalia on May 30, 2014 - 20 answers

Vehicle mileage vs age?

I am in the (unfortunate) position of needing to buy a Ford Econoline passenger van. I'm having trouble evaluating two options in particular: one, a 2001 vehicle with 90k miles on the engine (not the van's original engine), and two, a 2006 with 132k miles. [more inside]
posted by kbcostello on Mar 18, 2014 - 9 answers

How might I squeeze a little extra mpg out of my old truck?

I've become mildly obsessed with trying to improve the fuel efficiency of my old truck. I've already done all the basic things and I realize that I'm fighting physics at this point, but what else might I consider if I wanted to make a bit of a hobby out of it? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Nov 19, 2013 - 28 answers

Compact Car for a Floppy Family

Do you have a Honda Fit or another compact car that you can recommend for a family of four? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Jul 9, 2013 - 30 answers

She wants to save money—and not f*ck up the environment

Mom wants a fuel-efficient car . . . what should she get? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on May 4, 2013 - 19 answers

Is there a good iOS/Andriod app for car mileage tracking?

I'm iPhone, wife is Android, and we both use both of the family cars. Is there a good service, with smartphone apps for both platforms (or web interface that plays nicely with a low-end Android device and i5) for entering the current mileage, gallons purchased, price, ect for tracking fuel costs for each vehicle? I'd like to do what my dad did with a notebook in the glove compartment, but with the math and cloud-sync goodness parts handled by the pocket computers. Maybe this is a job for a Google Docs spreadsheet?
posted by Steve3 on Mar 31, 2013 - 6 answers

Mileage log - every day vs. monthly?

Is a day by day mileage log an excessive amount of info to keep? Or does the IRS really want to know that much about where we drive? [more inside]
posted by lootie777 on Dec 18, 2012 - 9 answers

How do I get the most mileage out of my manual-transmission car?

Can you help me understand, once and for all, what I need to do to get the best mileage out of my manual-transmission car? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Oct 2, 2012 - 27 answers

Is NJ gas better than Massachusetts gas?

New Jersey gasoline is more efficient than Massachusetts gasoline? I seem to get much better gas mileage with both my cars when they are filled up in NJ. What gives? [more inside]
posted by Rafaelloello on Jul 26, 2012 - 23 answers

What is the best iPhone app to track car mileage?

What is the best iPhone app to track car mileage? [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on Aug 17, 2011 - 5 answers

Need 1100 miles on American Airlines to reach Gold.

Need 1100 miles on American Airlines to reach Gold. What is the most efficient way to do this? [more inside]
posted by monkeybutt on Nov 5, 2010 - 13 answers

Conventional wisdom lets me down...as usual.

I thought a 5-speed manual always trumped an automatic for mpg, all else being equal? [more inside]
posted by bricoleur on Oct 5, 2010 - 25 answers

Petrol or Diesel? More miles or fewer?

UKCarFilter: Petrol with fewer miles or Diesel with more? [more inside]
posted by gkhewitt on Sep 1, 2010 - 11 answers

Should we lie to Enterprise about where we're going?

We're renting a car from Enterprise that has unlimited mileage if you stay in a certain geographic area. We plan to leave this geographic area. I want to be up front and pay the extra fees, but my traveling companion wants to lie and save money. Convince me I'm wrong, or help me convince him he's wrong. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2010 - 15 answers

Redeeming miles for non-travel rewards

Which rewards program should I join for the best non-travel rewards? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Jul 10, 2010 - 1 answer

Minivans: is the Dodge Caravan really that bad?

Which used minivan should we get? A very low mileage, early 2000s era Dodge Caravan, or a late 90s, high mileage Toyota Sienna/Honda Odyssey? [more inside]
posted by Wavelet on Jun 26, 2010 - 14 answers

How much further can I go in my 2004 Mazda 3 Sport GT once the gas light comes on?

How much further can I go in my 2004 Mazda 3 Sport GT once the gas light comes on? [more inside]
posted by Joseppi on Jun 22, 2010 - 22 answers

I'd like to trace a route on a map & get its mileage

Is there an app / website / service (?) that allows me to trace a route on a map and then works out the distance for me? [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM on May 17, 2010 - 11 answers

Automechanicfilter: The Case of the Thirsty Tank

What could be some reasons why my gas mileage is very suddenly and dramatically craptastic? [more inside]
posted by desuetude on Nov 22, 2009 - 19 answers

Junk a 2003/2004 Kia Minivan?

Another cash for clunkers question. My mother has a 2003 or 2004 Kia Sedona minivan. The government website says its combined mileage rating is 16 mpg. It's got a lot of miles on it, not in great condition and probably not worth $4500 - trade it in for an efficient small car? [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Jul 29, 2009 - 9 answers

airline mileage points deleted

Do I have any recourse if an airline deletes my mileage points? [more inside]
posted by tangyraspberry on Jul 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Mileage Exceeds Mechanical Limits

Just got a Pennsylvania title for my car (2000 Rav4) - title indicates the correct odometer reading (~120,00 miles), then says "MILEAGE EXCEEDS THE MECHANICAL LIMITS." What the what? That status is apparently used for cars with 5-digit mechanical odometers when the numbers roll over after 99,999 miles. Mine is digital. It clearly reads 6 digits. Is this a big deal? Should I get a new title? Will this be a problem in the future if I try to sell the car? Has this happened to anyone else?
posted by billysumday on Jul 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Find me an inexpensive, reliable, good mileage 4wd hiking vehicle

As an avid hiker, I'm looking for a (much) more capable trailhead vehicle than my current 98 Ford Escort. Requirements are inexpensive, good mpg, 4wd (preferably on demand and with 4low), good clearance, reliable and inexpensive to maintain. For reasons I can't fathom, I've been thinking about importing a Suzuki Jimny from Japan and have some questions about that too. I live in Canada (Vancouver). [more inside]
posted by dithered on Jan 22, 2009 - 18 answers

Is it worth it?

Is it worth it? Mazda Protege vs. Toyota Camry! [more inside]
posted by bob bisquick on Oct 20, 2008 - 9 answers

I need a car!

What car should I buy? I have to replace my 2003 Cavalier (worth 6k), and I want to find something with better gas mileage that is reliable. I don't think I can afford more than $10,000, and the closer to $6,000 the better. [more inside]
posted by metricfan on Jul 20, 2008 - 10 answers

Is there a google map type service for calculating gas usage?

By using Google maps, I can figure out not just how to get from point A to point B, but also the number of miles and approximate time it would take to get from A to B. Is there a map that will also let me approximate gallons of gas? [more inside]
posted by jujube on Jul 2, 2008 - 9 answers

is extremely low mileage bad

A friend has a 10-year old Lexus (with only ~50k miles on it!) that gets driven 2-4 miles per week. Is there any harm in this? (It is a second car for one person.) Oil would keep recirculating due to the weekly drive and the alternator should keep the battery charged. Right? I mean, if the car is fueled only once every 12-18 months can that be good for it? (sediment?) Would any other problems be likely?
posted by umlaut on Jun 29, 2008 - 13 answers

Best mileage when traveling with a bike

Driving from Pennsylvania to South Carolina with a bike and a kid cart for the bike. Which will create less drag, putting them on top of our Ford Focus wagon, or on a bike rack on the back?
posted by Toekneesan on Jun 25, 2008 - 3 answers

Looking for a green family car

Help us pick a car! We're looking for a good used family car. We have two daughters, a 2 1/2 year old and a newborn and need a car that can accommodate an infant car carrier without putting the front passenger's knees in the glovebox. [more inside]
posted by Reverend John on Jun 5, 2008 - 23 answers

At $4.40/gallon, OUCH!

Why is my cars gas mileage so low? [more inside]
posted by LoopyG on Jun 4, 2008 - 35 answers

Tricks to get better MPG

Simple tricks to improve MPG? For instance, I've thought about removing the rear seats/internal molding to lighten my car. I've also thought about aero-improvements, such as moon-disc wheel covers, or even somehow making a cover over my rear wheel wells. I'll be removing my rear wing this weekend, but what other tweaks could I do? [more inside]
posted by raikkohamilonso on Apr 29, 2008 - 39 answers

Do truck tuners and other supposed mileage boosting equipment work?

Does the Hypertech Max Energy Programmer really increase fuel economy for trucks and SUVs? If so, why do auto manufacturers not simply include them in their vehicles so as to beat out the competition? [more inside]
posted by tosteka on Apr 6, 2008 - 8 answers

The peachtrees are killing my gas mileage!

How can I maximize fuel economy in a car with an automatic transmission? [more inside]
posted by wondercow on Oct 9, 2007 - 25 answers

How to drive fast while sparing the planet?

Hypothetical-sensible-dream-car-boyzone-filter: After a long phase of big-city living, I may have to drive a lot. I don't want to be a total pig about fuel consumption or emissions. But I want serious performance. Let's say I have $25K . . . . [more inside]
posted by spitbull on Jun 7, 2007 - 53 answers

What is a good high mileage car?

I'm going to have to start driving many many miles throughout the week...let's say around 500-600. What kind of car should I get? [more inside]
posted by taumeson on Mar 28, 2007 - 34 answers

Does a truck work extra to pull a drafting car?

Does drafting a truck theoretically lower the truck's mileage? [more inside]
posted by condour75 on Mar 10, 2007 - 19 answers

mileage vs. age in used cars

All other things being equal, do I pick the older car with lower mileage or the later model with high mileage? [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Dec 28, 2006 - 18 answers

How many miles are too many on a used vehicle?

How many miles are too many on a used vehicle? [more inside]
posted by JPigford on Aug 12, 2006 - 18 answers

wing on the back of a car increasing MPG? Color me dubious.

Last night on ABC news there was a guy with a VW beetle (silver) who put a wicked-huge wing on the back and claimed some ridiculously-high MPG figure. Alas, my google fu fails me. Why would this wing possibly work? They guy wasn't a tuner, AFAICT.
posted by Wild_Eep on May 5, 2006 - 27 answers

Old car with low miles = dry rot or not?

I just inherited a 1998 Mountaineer that has only 20,000 miles. It's never been tuned up and still has the original tires. I'm pretty sure the spark plugs are fouled because it's never been driven at highway speeds. Everything appears to be in great shape. What kind of problems can I expect from this car? [more inside]
posted by Slap Incognito on Nov 28, 2005 - 7 answers

Reducing The Cost of Increasing Ones Milage

Are there any Federal tax credits or financial incentives (aside from the savings of minimizing fillup frequency) for buying a fuel efficient vehicle? [more inside]
posted by philmas on Aug 26, 2005 - 9 answers

How do you make sure your car is getting the most mileage possible?

I'd really like to see what tricks of the trade you guys have to make sure your car is getting the most mileage it possibly can. [more inside]
posted by BuddhaInABucket on May 29, 2005 - 38 answers

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