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Old 08-08-2009, 04:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
Frank Lee
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Blue - '93 Ford Tempo
Last 3: 27.29 mpg (US)

F150 - '94 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
90 day: 18.5 mpg (US)

Sport Coupe - '92 Ford Tempo GL
Last 3: 69.62 mpg (US)

ShWing! - '82 honda gold wing Interstate
90 day: 33.65 mpg (US)

Moon Unit - '98 Mercury Sable LX Wagon
90 day: 21.24 mpg (US)
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Dang it, run the numbers before saying that.

Every time I've done it, the lil car pays for itself, sometimes in a just a matter of months.

Obviously someone can bust their hump trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear ie: you can turn that thing inside out and backwards trying to re-engineer it and if you break 18 that's nothing short of a miracle. Or you can get something that doubles or triples that efficiency and it's ready-made; the factory spent the millions of dollars and man-hours for you.

IF your thing is the fuel saved it is possible a new car would fit the bill.

IF your thing is money saved along with fuel savings there are plenty of older economical cars to choose from. Some may fall into the beater category but if it's job is commuting then so what.

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