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Old 07-18-2009, 03:44 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
Friend and workmate Steve relayed an account of Mike Sizer's Honda Civic ( late model ) which was returning 36-38 mpg HWY,then on trip to Yellowstone National Park and back,achieved up to 44-mpg in the higher elevations.Mikes no slacker ( professional musician and Air Traffic Controller @ Ft.Worth Center ) and I would not discount his claims.He accounts thinner air and ability of electronic fuel injection to compensate,for improvement.
Coincidentally Yellowstone is where I got good gas mileage with the Grand Cherokee. I worked there as a GIS intern in 2006. Even with all the hills, I got better gas mileage than I got in Houston.
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