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Chevrolet Cobalt SS

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Coupe

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Coupe (Photo: picareana.com)

You can be initially forgiven if you think we have lost our minds. A Chevy Cobalt on hi-mpg.org’s list of Hot Green Machines? It’s true. Although we will qualify this with a couple caveats: 1) we are not talking about the plain Jane Cobalt sedan, which looks as generic as a top-loading washing machine, and 2) we particular dig the turbocharged Cobalt SS, one of the performance bargains of the decade. » Read more..

Ford Mustang

2011 Ford Mustang

2011 Ford Mustang

The addition of the Ford Mustang to hi-mpg.org’s list of Hot Green Machines may be surprising. Sure, of course the ‘Stang is a very cool car—particularly the latest generations which are faithful interpretations to Steve McQueen’s chase vehicle of choice in Bullitt. But a pony car that’s also easy on gas? It’s true! » Read more..

Toyota Celica

2000 Toyota Celica

2000 Toyota Celica (Photo: ModifiedCars.com)

It may be true that if you wanted something other than a generic bread-and-butter car or truck today, it would be advisable not to head over to the nearest Toyota new car lot. But there was a time when the company best known for reliable-but-dull offerings like the Camry and Corolla had not one sporty offering in its dealerships, but rather three. Two of them included the Supra and the MR2 (the latter already been declared a Hot Green Machine on hi-mpg.org). But easily trumping both of them in sales was the Toyota Celica. » Read more..