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Old 11-12-2009, 01:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by SentraSE-R View Post
I drove my daughter's '05 Grand Caravan, and only got 20 mpg on a 30 mile country road drive where I expected to get 25 mpg. My only suggestion for maximum mileage is to keep your top speed at 55 mph, instead of 65. That speed difference makes a 10 mpg fuel economy difference in my cars.
A "30 mile country road drive" won't get me to the next town where I do most of my driving. So it is nearly all highway miles at highway speeds. I am trying to slow down more, but on these winding mountain roads with no passing lanes I collect a long line of angry gas hogs on my rear bumper...
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