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Old 05-18-2009, 12:27 AM   #18 (permalink)
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ZJ - '95 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Upcountry
90 day: 20.57 mpg (US)

Neon - '03 Dodge Neon SE
90 day: 33.46 mpg (US)

S'Crew - '02 Ford F150 Supercrew XLT
90 day: 16.4 mpg (US)

Ranger - '90 Ford Ranger
Last 3: 28.02 mpg (US)

Not the Jeep - '03 Dodge Neon SE
90 day: 34.11 mpg (US)
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Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
I'm sorry, but 16 isn't "not bad". Full size V8 4x4 pickups get that or better, and the Exploder is quite a bit smaller than them.

Ya needs ta raise the bar!
Bar is raised... 20 is a goal. Higher if he gets 20 with a replacement catalytic.

Thing about those newer trucks and SUVs, they come with a high price tag and monthly payments and healthy insurance bills. For a young couple, starting out and making their way in the world, that is a lot to pay for. So even if the truck isn't a 30 MPG miser, they will still be ahead with NO big insurance bill or car payment ,as a nice tidy figure, I reckon this could save them over $500 a month at least. As a young couple still in college, thats a lot of money saved. Not to mention that I'm out less than $800 plus my time to get them rolling towards their future. Eco isn't always about mileage (but its nice when that is gained as well).
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