a gas guzzler

a gas guzzler

  (American informal)
a car that uses a lot of fuel I want to sell this huge gas guzzler and buy something that's cheaper to run.
See run out of steam, Step on it!
See also: gas, guzzler
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I drive a gas guzzler, which has been converted to run on Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG).
He also defended the Freelander 2 against the "gas guzzler" charge, saying: "The Freelander does 38 miles per gallon - it's not a gas guzzler.
GREEN protestors were arrested after a demo at a gas guzzler garage.
And while it may look like a gas guzzler, it comes with one of the cleanest diesels on the planet and returns almost 39 miles to the gallon.
I wonder, as someone who does not drive a gas guzzler or even fly anywhere, could I sell my carbon output surplus to those who need more through holidays abroad, just like farmers do with their milk quotas when they do not need so much?
My vehicle today may well be a gas guzzler, but I only drive 3,000 miles a year in it.
She knows the SUV is a gas guzzler, but can't see how her family would fit in another car.
The cut off figure that they use to determine what vehicles are 'gas guzzlers' is in fact 25mpg On a mixed cycle, therefore, the Manual Diesel Discovery (that I drive) is not a gas guzzler nor is the Freelander (Manual Diesel).
But if you drive a gas guzzler doing lots of private miles you're still better off if private fuel's paid for by your employer, something most forget when they moan about filling the Treasury's coffers.
With 250 horsepower from the 32-valve V-B engine, this is one of the fastest sedans on the market not saddled with a gas guzzler tax.
Once the dust settles in the desert, maybe Americans will realize that there are better ways to get their hydrocarbons than by fighting for them, and that there are better ways to get to work in the morning than by driving a gas guzzler.
But because the cars in the test are very fuel efficient, even those that fell just short of that high mpg threshold would be a good choice for someone who is currently piling up the miles in a gas guzzler, says Edmunds.
Consumers don't want to spend $60 to fill up their tanks every week and manufacturers have realized an SUV doesn't have to be a gas guzzler.