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The Most Fuel-Efficient Tailgating Vehicles

Forbes -- The college football season is just kicking off and the NFL’s regular season games are about to commence. We’re taking a stand and proclaiming which model-year 2013 vehicles will reign supreme among tailgaters in stadium parking lots across America.

What makes for a good tailgating vehicle? While it doesn’t necessarily have to be the largest model on the lot, the sources we checked agree that at the least it must be capable of bringing both passengers and paraphernalia – including a grill, coolers, a folding table and/or chairs, food, plates and utensils and such – to the tarmac.

Models well-suited for parking lot partying offer a built-in 115-volt electrical plugs in the cargo hold to power items like a TV set, blender or warming tray without also having to tote an external generator; a


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 10:05:06 PM

blu: I agree. I don't tailgate.. in any form.
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 6:48:35 AM

You call that a news article?
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 6:31:49 AM

really? Who cares.
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sparky808
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 4:13:25 PM

Thank you for posting.
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pilotmass
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 1:10:32 PM

Best vehicle? One where someone else makes the investment not me.
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bston
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:51:49 PM

Yep, prefer staying home to watch the games on our big screen tv.
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kjSC
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 9:13:32 AM

Even more old news.
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mountainrider7
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 7:53:50 AM

Yup stay home, invite some friend over ! Still can have a good time and watch the big screen !
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KE4YBZ
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 4:48:13 AM

just stay home, cookout on the deck, and watch on TV (or listen on the radio!)
Works for me!
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 2:19:00 AM

The Most Fuel Efficient, Tailgating or car camping vehicle? Haul passengers, grill, coolers, food, eating utensils, plates, cups, chairs, table, provide electricity from the vehicle or generator. A sporting event of some kind, togetherness and friendship? What else would a person want?
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:17:53 AM

Seems it would be a lot easier to watch a big screen high-def TV with surround-sound in a recreation room than to sit on a lawn chair in some parking lot.
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:13:20 AM

Surprised these vehicles aren't illegal by now since they aren't oil efficient
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:09:17 AM

Tailgating at home is the most efficient!
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:08:44 AM

The best tailgating vehicle wil have the cruise control match the speed of the car ahead.

As for football games, with downtown stadiums and limited parking, that kind of tailgating is on the decline.
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:05:50 AM

Pricey addiction.
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:05:35 AM

Tailgate at home. Its cheaper and the restrooms aren't crowded.
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:04:24 AM

LOL From the title of the article, I thought they were talking about tailgating, as in on the freeway...which was the first ticket I ever got!
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:57:56 PM

EV's have billions of miles to go before they are widely accepted for more than anything resembling a novelty.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:57:48 PM

Good luck.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:50:10 PM

Total EV's are lousy for traveling. Too short distance between recharge that takes too long. Also they are too small for too many families with luggage etc. Yet the Gov. insist everyone fit one mold that they have decided is the right combination for the USA. They have done the same thing with the Education system. Maybe we need to start calling it the Brain washing system. Something like hitler did in Germany get the children young & brain wash them to believe what the Government wants them to believe.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:48:50 PM

ok
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Ok
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:45:55 PM

wow
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:43:52 PM

The most fuel efficient is my living room and big screen TV..
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:41:56 PM

In a fuel-mileage site , the best tailgating vehicle should be the one that gives you the best mileage in a draft. In the mid-70s a Vega was a great vehicle to draft.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:40:30 PM

I wouldn't be caught dead trying to tailgate in ANY of these vehicles!
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:35:19 PM

If the game is not on the boob tube, I'll not see it the. Not going to purchase a high price Coaster Wagon just to go to a game and party.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:34:24 PM

Besy is still a LARGE WAGON or SUV.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:28:45 PM

I've never been into tailgating.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:27:58 PM

Anything is,... when it is sitting in the driveway at home on a Saturday afternoon.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:26:26 PM

Watch games from home. Cant afford the drive.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:26:06 PM

Dangerous efficiency.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:24:55 PM

great
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:20:33 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:19:04 PM

???
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:16:22 PM

Maintain a safe distance when tailgating.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:14:16 PM

RVs
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:10:15 PM

What?
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:08:48 PM

?
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:08:05 PM

Is there even room in football stadium parking lots for tailgating??
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:07:18 PM

I agree with electrical ports, but what does fuel-efficient cars have to do with tailgating?
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:05:55 PM

Silly....
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:05:22 PM

I will enjoy the game at home.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:04:10 PM

I thought it was about drafting.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:03:35 PM

Cool
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:03:03 PM

Bet it isn't a greenie electric Klusoe size car.
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vulcan96
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:00:27 PM

not my thing, but is a big deal for my boy...
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 10:59:54 PM

Again, don't care
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 10:57:49 PM

Say Dragnet... this is about vehicles... not staying at home, lol!

Ugh something with a V6... silly question!
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 10:57:27 PM

Judging by the size of the televisions under their tents, my guess is that they may not be concerned with fuel efficiency on game day.
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