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Old 12-15-2009, 12:56 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JeepNmpg2 View Post
Not to play kettle in this, but it is possible... I used to get between 22-25 mpg in an 89 Lincoln Towncar with the 5.0 V8 (yeah, you know I'm talking about the square boat) and that was in late fall, winter dropped it down to around 20. It takes a really light foot to keep the tranny shifting low in the RPM range, but that car did great under 70 mph. I don't have much else to say but the "proof is at the pump".

Additionally, I did have tires that were an inch larger in diameter than stock.
yeah that's about right my grandma's 1991 towncar gets about 21 on the freeway but like 14 in the city haha old american cars are just tooo heavy to be fuel efficient around the city but they are very good on the highway when it comes to gas most of the time
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