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Old 03-08-2008, 11:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm not going to download 18 hours of video...since I have both MB episodes on DVD (the power of a DVR! ).

Why all the complaints about their methodology when you applaud the similarly derived results folks report here? They did real-world, repeatable testing using good technology and technique. The gate up won hands down. That's over gate down, fiberglass tonneau cap and the tailgate mesh. The one thing they didn't test was the sloping aero cap, which is not yet in production. So give 'em a break! Unless you have a sloping aero cap, leave your tailgate up and motor on.
Best tank ever: 72.1 mpg in February 2005, Seattle to S.F.
New personnal best 'all-city' tank June '08 ... 61.9 mpg!
Thanks to 'pulse-n-glide' technique.
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