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Old 12-06-2012, 08:15 PM   #2
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Most of the advertised fuel economy ratings are complete BS and the subject of several lawsuits now that consumers actually care about fuel economy.

Smaller displacement motors, 1.6 liters are common now instead of 2.5 in an econobox

More forward gears in the trans, 6+ speeds now instead of 3-4 forward gears

Better aerodynamics, cars are coming in with drag coefficients at .25 nowadays instead of .35 which used to be "slippery"
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