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Old 06-03-2010, 11:43 PM   #501 (permalink)
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:43 PM   #502 (permalink)
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:39 PM   #503 (permalink)
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you get passed by a Prius
That's happened to me a number of times while driving my Mustang at the speed limit. I'd be willing to bet that their "% over EPA" is less than mine.
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:46 PM   #504 (permalink)
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You cringe when someone tells you they get 30 mpg in a Vibe, driving mostly highway
A guy was bragging to me that his '98 Honda Accord 4-cylinder gets 29 MPG. I "rained on his parade" when I told him I'd managed to get over 31 MPG commuting to work with my 4 Liter V6 Mustang on 4 consecutive fill-ups.
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:17 PM   #505 (permalink)
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you get passed by a Prius
...you use the prius for draft.

be it the routines of people, I have done this more than once on the highway...would love to compare notes to a 1987 subaru 1781cc with ten gears. I would be a bubble burster no doubt.


I like the prius out there trucking along. it does not need to be the tiny midget in the right hand lane or a leaning old toyota 22r pickup...or those other inline "legends of longevity"
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:30 PM   #506 (permalink)
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Old 06-06-2010, 03:20 PM   #507 (permalink)
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Old 06-10-2010, 03:55 PM   #508 (permalink)
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:29 PM   #510 (permalink)
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