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Old 09-06-2017, 02:33 AM   #81 (permalink)
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BlueBawls - '14 Chevrolet Cruze Eco
90 day: 52.63 mpg (US)

Eddie - '02 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer
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Congrats on the 40. Next stop 50 for you? I have always been intrigued by the fact nobody gets great mpg with v6s but then I spotted your posts a while back. Motivated me to push for 30 in the Exploder. Aero brick and I can almost make it. Seems if a vehicle that size can get 30 a mid size sedan should be getting 40 with proper gear ratios and an ecominded driver.

Winter is almost here so 50 will become difficult for the Cruze anyways. Probably be put in the garage for the most part.

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Old 09-07-2017, 04:17 PM   #82 (permalink)
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congrats on the 40. Next stop 50 for you? I have always been intrigued by the fact nobody gets great mpg with v6s but then i spotted your posts a while back. motivated me to push for 30 in the exploder. aero brick and i can almost make it. Seems if a vehicle that size can get 30 a mid size sedan should be getting 40 with proper gear ratios and an ecominded driver.

Winter is almost here so 50 will become difficult for the cruze anyways. Probably be put in the garage for the most part.
Yay!

Is it the exploder that just about every single one of them on the road has a cracked tailgate, or is that the expedition?

I set my (seemingly unrealistic, but maybe not?) mpg goals a while back:

Trip: 45, 50, 55
Tank: 40, 45, 50

I have already achieved my stage one goals for both trip and tank. My next TWO steps are 50 trip mpg and 45 tank mpg.
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Old 09-07-2017, 09:30 PM   #83 (permalink)
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No matter how unbelievable the goals they are still realistic. Your pushing numbers nobody sees with a v6. The explorer doesnt have any cracks that I know of. Just cracked coil spring that all of them apparently have. Almost as prevelant as the PCV failures on the Cruze. I expect mine to go again before I'm out of power train warranty.

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