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Old 10-28-2009, 11:32 PM   #19 (permalink)
feather foot
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I own a 2009 Toyota Corolla and I have been getting 56 mpg on long trips in excess of 200 miles at 60mph. In town I have been averaging 43 mpg.

If you buy the Corolla then get the manual rather than the automatic. I always shift from 1st directly into 3rd and then shift directly into 5th gear. The engine will not noticably lug and pulls just fine. Long before I reach a stop sign or light I shift into neutral and coast to the line. On long downhills I shift into neutral and get the max fuel computer readings on the dashboard of 99.9 mpg. It won't register any higher.
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