Posts Tagged ‘fuel economy


The cost of fuel is getting really bad! I am beginning to wonder if I would actually save money by trading in my old gas guzzling 1996 Explorer with the V8 for a more economical new car. If gas prices get high enough the fuel savings would be enough to make the payments on a new car. So, to make the comparison easy I created a flex app to do all the calculations for me. I thought other people might find it useful so I made a site for the application ( The database includes over 1000 2008 model vehicles with detailed fuel efficiency data to compare.

MpgGenie - flex application to compare new vehicle mpg ratings and commuting costs
If I were to get a Toyota Prius and gas goes over $4/gallon, the savings in fuel each month would pay for the new car payments! It is getting very tempting…….