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Old 12-14-2009, 06:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Nerys View Post
as for evidence to support me only anecdotal evidence sadly.
Yeah, that's what this thread is about, really.

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As for why you don't see as much of a swing in MPG vs. temperature, Pale's chart suggests a good reason: Note the temps where his fuel economy curve plateaus from roughly 65-70F and on up. Pretty darn close to the range of daily high temps in New Orleans.

(*edit* Correction on my part: I mistook "NO" in his user info to mean that Nerys lived in New Orleans.)

If you had air in your Metro, you'd notice a significant fuel economy hit.
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