What Car Delivers 200+ HP and 30 City/40 Highway MPG?

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In summary: Honda Civic Si. It's got about 200 hp, good gas mileage, and it looks good too.The styling of the Legacy is laid-back and is less likely to attract the interest of the gendarmes than some of the sportier designs. That might save you money in the future (fines and insurance) if you're a bit of a lead-foot.DON'T get a smart car. Ever.Andy, I saw a Smart with a Yamaha R1 engine in it the other day...Don't buy a new car, for starters. A new car loses 20% of its sticker value as soon as it leaves the lot
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whats a good car that has possibly 200+ hp and that can get 30 city and 40 highway?

so far the 2 cars i found are:
civic si / rsx type s: about 200/23/32
subaru wrx sti: 297/19/25
 
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I'm a fan of the Smart Car and the Mini Cooper!

Out of those, I'd go for the RSX. Nice car.

You going brand new?
 
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JasonRox said:
I'm a fan of the Smart Car and the Mini Cooper!

Out of those, I'd go for the RSX. Nice car.

You going brand new?

preferably yes, but i can do with anything that is 50k and below in mileage
 
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If you want something that will just go, I'd get an Accord or Camry.

If you want something fast, I would get the Subaru and not the Civic or RSX.

Inside the RSX feels like a cheap piece of crap.

I'm a fan of the Smart Car and the Mini Cooper!

:rofl: Youch.
 
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the new mini s isn't that bad, 179 hp but mpg is undetermined as of right now...and for some reason they don't even list the weight. if the weight is around 2300s i might just be thinking of getting it
 
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I had a 2 door fully loaded olds alero (dont laugh just because its an oldsmobile it was an awesome car :P) and I loved it. Great car, very good power, around 30 city and 38 highway and handled great.
 
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Go test drive them all! :) If I HAD to make a blind choice, I'd pick the civic, just because I like them. :-)
 
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Quadruple Bypass said:
whats a good car that has possibly 200+ hp and that can get 30 city and 40 highway?

so far the 2 cars i found are:
civic si / rsx type s: about 200/23/32
subaru wrx sti: 297/19/25

Easiest choice ever:

Mitsubishi Evolution ~32k $

http://www.mitsubishicars.com/MMNA/jsp/evo/06/index.do

...4.9-second 0-to-60-mph and a 13.3 quarter-mile at 103 mph...

http://www.scoobyblog.com/2006-03-23/2006-mitsubishi-evolution-ix-vs-2006-subaru-wrx-sti/
 
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the evolution definitely won't get 30 city though :P Beautiful car though.
 
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dontdisturbmycircles said:
the evolution definitely won't get 30 city though :P Beautiful car though.

oh yeah... :) not at all, I think it gets around ~18 actually
 
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Are you a normal driver or do you have some track/off road experience?
 
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Mini's are good, smarts are awful! Good idea, implemented all wrong, plus the 4 door are way over priced
 
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I don't know where you are but I'm in europe and the car I would choose would bee the renualt Megane 225 cup. That has 225bhp and does a combined 33.2 mpg.
 
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Smart cars suck, i work on them and they are terrible. I would get a civic type R or the sport version.
 
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Kurdt said:
I don't know where you are but I'm in europe and the car I would choose would bee the renualt Megane 225 cup. That has 225bhp and does a combined 33.2 mpg.

wow that's a sweet ride. i wonder how much they cost here in the US though, if they even sell them here.

if i had enough money id buy the lotus exige, but i am a poor mofo, so yea =/
 
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Quadruple Bypass said:
wow that's a sweet ride. i wonder how much they cost here in the US though, if they even sell them here.

if i had enough money id buy the lotus exige, but i am a poor mofo, so yea =/

Well they're about £18000 here in the Uk but I suppose you could find out where they're cheapest in europe and find out how much it would cost to ship in. But its a bit of a kerfuffle I guess. Could always see if they have US dealer.
 
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If you want good gas mileage, superb handling and wonderful traction in any conditions, consider Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT limited. My wife has a base level Legacy (about 5 years old), and with it's AWD you cannot make it squeak a tire. It only puts about 160hp, but it is really torquey and responsive. The 2.5 GT is intercooled and turbocharged and puts out 245 hp. I'd like to try one, but am afraid that I would then want to buy one.

The styling of the Legacy is laid-back and is less likely to attract the interest of the gendarmes than some of the sportier designs. That might save you money in the future (fines and insurance) if you're a bit of a lead-foot.
 
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DON'T get a smart car. Ever.
 
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Andy, I saw a Smart with a Yamaha R1 engine in it the other day...
 
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Don't buy a new car, for starters. A new car loses 20% of its sticker value as soon as it leaves the lot. You're much better buying a car that's 1 - 2 years old.

Or, you can buy an old beater for 1/10th the price. I bought my car 4 years ago for 2500 bucks, and it still runs just fine.
 
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i'd like the Spyker C8... *drools*

Awesome interior.
Great exterior.

And its dutch... i love dutch stuff :P

and since we're on the topic of saving then its cheaper to take Public transport until or if you find someone to share the car with, saves a great deal.
 
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The Honda Accord Hybrid is probably the only car that will get you anywhere close to your performance requirements. It is 235hp and gets 28/35.
 
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Well I had a quick glance around the web and as I feared renault have no dealers in the US. Shame because that megane was almost exactly what you required.
 
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I smart roadster will be ok with the R1 engine in it, but the roofs on them are terrible. Might as well be made from chicken wire. A smart fortwo with the R1 engine would very quickly kill you. They are simply the most unstable and worst handling cars ever.

NEVER EVER buy a smart car.
 
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Yes Andy, it was the original Smart, before they even built a shedload of understeer in for safety!

I would imagine it's in a ditch or tree by now.

I drove a Smart once, it was fun in the same way that driving a go-kart on the motorway would be fun.
 
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Kurdt said:
Well I had a quick glance around the web and as I feared renault have no dealers in the US. Shame because that megane was almost exactly what you required.

yup, its a damn shame too
 

1. What are some examples of cars that deliver 200+ HP and 30 City/40 Highway MPG?

Some examples of cars that fit this description include the Honda Civic Type R, Subaru WRX, Ford Focus ST, and Volkswagen Golf GTI.

2. How do these cars achieve such high horsepower and fuel efficiency?

These cars typically have smaller, turbocharged engines that are able to produce high horsepower while still being fuel efficient. They also often have aerodynamic designs and lightweight materials to improve efficiency.

3. Are there any hybrid or electric cars that meet these criteria?

Yes, there are a few hybrid and electric cars that can deliver 200+ HP and 30 City/40 Highway MPG. Examples include the Toyota Prius Prime, Chevrolet Volt, and Tesla Model 3.

4. Is it possible to modify a car to achieve these specifications?

It is possible to modify a car to increase its horsepower or improve its fuel efficiency, but it may not be easy or cost-effective. It is important to consult a professional mechanic or tuner before making any modifications.

5. What are the benefits of having a car with 200+ HP and 30 City/40 Highway MPG?

Having a car with high horsepower and fuel efficiency allows for a more enjoyable driving experience without sacrificing fuel economy. It also allows for better performance and acceleration while still being environmentally friendly.

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