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    Well, here's a bit of good news. The sales-weighted average gas mileage for all vehicles sold in the U.S. was the highest it's ever been, reaching 22.9 miles per gallon. That's almost 1 mpg higher than the 22.0 mpg figure for January 2011, according to an analysis by TrueCar. While 22.9 mpg may not sound all that high, remember that more than 100,000 full-size pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles are sold each month. Their gas-mileage ratings, usually well below 20 mpg, drag down the average, offsetting subcompact and compact cars and hybrid vehicles that have far higher EPA fuel economy...

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    St. Patrick's Day Special: The Most Popular Cars Painted Green

    We write a lot about green cars, here at Surprise, right? Now our partner TrueCar has provided some data about which cars are greenest. That is, which cars are most often ordered in the color green. Consider this our automotive celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Lá Fhéile...

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    Green-Car Tip: Hybrid Vehicles Get Discounts, Incentives Too

    While the auto industry in general offers an average incentive of more than $1,000 off the sticker price of any new vehicle, many buyers somehow assume this doesn't apply to hybrids. Oh, but it does. You can get money off pretty much any hybrid out there at the moment, since gasoline prices are far...

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