Red, I paid my dues with 15 w_____s in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, the Dakotas, Alaska, and Utah. I admit, my fuel logs don't suffer much from seasonal drops in efficiency due to California w_____s.
What we're both facing is huge inertia problems. I'm going to have to run a string of about ten 55 mpg tanks to raise my 49.1 mpg lifetime average to 50 mpg. I have 25,000 miles of inertia to raise. You've got more mile inertia, a bigger mpg gap to close, plus seasonal w_____ reversals. But you do have a more capable car.
Boycotting Exxon since 1989, BP since 2010
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac? George Carlin
Mean Green Toaster Machine
49.5 mpg avg over 42,000 miles. 177% of '08 EPA
Best flat drive 94.5 mpg for 10.1 mi
Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
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