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    Are there any CNG vehicles that are more fuel efficient then the Civic GX?

    David Fallucco

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    Re: CNG vehicle more efficient then GX

    Not that I've ever heard of. Virtually all other NGV's were American trucks and vans produced for fleet service. You also have the Cavalier, Crown Vic, Contour and a couple of other oddball entries. The GX is the only OEM vehicle manufactured in the US since 2005. I've not seen anything, anywhere that gets better than 25mpg. The GX is well into the mid 30's on the new GX platform.
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      Re: CNG vehicle more efficient then GX

      I have a lot of experience with both. GX's 2000 and older routinely get 40 MPG HWY. 01 - 05 GX's right at 37 MPG HWY. I do not have enough experience with the 06 and newer to make a call there. For the cavs 01-02 30 MPG HWY gas or CNG. 03-04's 31-33 with the new Eco Tech engines.

      I will be starting work soon on a Honda Insight bi-fuel CNG. My experience with them I typically get 55-60 MPG. I followed a semi from Phoenix to Tucson once in an Insight and got 93 MPG on that trip.

      But for know I would tend to agree with Curt, the GX has a slightly better economy rating than the cavs.

      Murf
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        Re: CNG vehicle more efficient then GX

        Another aspect to consider may be the overall reliability of both cars.I can't speak to the cng Cavalier, but based on the gas version... I'd take a Honda every time. The Cavy is a decent little car, but the reliability of the Honda overall would lead to a better resale value and lower overall cost of ownership. It may be worth factoring this into your calculations. Cost of ownership goes far beyond the mpg you can expect from your car.
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          Re: CNG vehicle more efficient then GX

          Originally posted by CNG MOTORS View Post
          I will be starting work soon on a Honda Insight bi-fuel CNG.
          Way cool, Murphy... but where in the world are you going to put a CNG tank in that little cracker box of a car?

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            Re: CNG vehicle more efficient then GX

            I have gone as far as 212 miles on my 03 & 04 cavaliers with the ecotec, supposedly the tank holds 6 gge, but I don't know if I have ever gotten it that full. The nice thing with the Cavalier though is you don't have to worry about getting out of range of a cng fill station.

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