Originally Posted by godfather2112
The EVO's MPG is embarrassing. I understand its a performance oriented car, but good god. With today's technology there is no reason it should see nearly 30mpg on highway.
It's MPGs are poor I believe because they run the car super rich from the factory. Add about 80hp and your gas mileage jump significantly. Plus I think the gas mileage is low because they give you better gearing, tires, etc. instead of a few more MPGs. I'm sure with some really good tuning I could get close to 30MPG on the highway driving like I'm in a Prius.
Plus every time you hear about 30+ MPG sports cars lately, you start hearing about hybrid technology, automated transmissions, light weight / low horsepower, or a big V8. I for one like getting the most HP out of the smallest engine possible, so for some odd reason, a V8 Evo just wouldn't appeal to me...a fairly high revving low end torque small diesel might actually be interesting though.