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Data compiled by TrueCar shows that, despite gasoline costing some $3.71 a gallon in the U.S., there was no more of a rush to purchase fuel-efficient vehicles in July than there was in June, when gas averaged a slightly more reasonable $3.59.

TrueCar says that U.S. consumers stemmed a three-month slide in fuel efficiency in July by purchasing vehicles that averaged 21.6 miles per gallon, identical to the results posted in June.

Why does bumping up that 21.6 mpg number even matter? Well, TrueCar estimates that an increase of just one mpg on the estimated annual U.S. sales of approximately 13 million vehicles would reduce fuel consumption by a whopping 416 million gallons. So, yeah, every single mpg matters.


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      Spec
      • 3 Years Ago
      And it is probably not going to go up now that oil has been knocked down below $80/barrel. It is great that oil is cheaper right now but people need to stop forgetting that it is just going to go right back up if/when the economy gets better.
      Dan Frederiksen
      • 3 Years Ago
      wow that's just crazy. USA is sicker than I thought. ah well, they'll learn the hard way. or maybe not learn but the consequences are coming at least.
        2 Wheeled Menace
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dan Frederiksen
        And please reserve a spot for me in beautiful precious Denmark when America is a smoldering mad-max esque landscape.
          Marco Polo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @2 Wheeled Menace
          @2WM. That would only be fair, since Denmark's freedom only exists due to the hundreds of thousands of US servicemen, who gave their lives in WW2 to free Denmark from Nazi Occupation. That's not even counting the thousands of US servicemen who steadfast vigilance kept small countries like Denmark free of occupation by the USSR. To be fair, most Danes are charming, affable people, noted for tolerance (after all, the Crown Prince married an Australian!) and most harbour a genuine feeling of friendship toward the US. It's hardly Denmark's fault that it's infected with a barking mad Troll!
          Dan Frederiksen
          • 3 Years Ago
          @2 Wheeled Menace
          actually Marco Polo, USA isn't that loved by the rest of the world. although most are not as outspoken as I am, there is general awareness of the lies by which the Iraq war was started and the hundreds of thousands killed based on those lies. Abu Ghraib leaves an impression as well and most also entertain the idea that oil was a more real motivation than helping Iraqis.. Obama was initially seen as a significant improvement but he's running more wars than bush now. while it is understood that not all in USA support this evil, USA as a whole is actually quite despised in the world. and rightly so. and not just by the brown people you are used to killing. the whites in Europe. and quite a few in USA are ashamed of what is being done in their name but part of the sickness of USA is that criticism of USA policy is scorned and treated as high treason by the mindless half who wave the flag with unhealthy enthusiasm. satan's got you good. studying the occult symbols and writings on your one dollar bill can tell you that as well.
        2 Wheeled Menace
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dan Frederiksen
        Give up on us already, don't waste your mental energy.. we are too far gone!
          Dan Frederiksen
          • 3 Years Ago
          @2 Wheeled Menace
          I'd sort of be ok with that but you are destroying our planet
      • 3 Years Ago
      Um... unless your buying & restoring classic cars you can forget about ever making a "profit" selling your used auto.
      Spec
      • 3 Years Ago
      And it is probably not going to go up now that oil has been knocked down below $80/barrel. It is great that oil is cheaper right now but people need to stop forgetting that it is just going to go right back up if/when the economy gets better.
        2 Wheeled Menace
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Spec
        The upside is that economy cars are going to be cheap on the used market. Just sayin. Best time to buy an econobox. Then sell it when gas prices are higher.... profit!!! Then buy a guzzler on fire sale when the gas prices are higher.. sell it when they are low.. more profit! We don't have long enough of a memory span to figure it out :)
      paulwesterberg
      • 3 Years Ago
      I doubled my mileage the last time I bought a vehicle and I hope to do it again with my next purchase. Unfortunately I am an statistical outlier.