Thread: Escort Aero
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've owned 3 escorts, and got better fuel mileage out of them completely stock than any other vehicle I've owned since. (most of which were still 4cyl)

Yours looks to be sagging a touch in the rear. I'd boost that up, or of course most people are going to suggest pulling the front down a bit. Whichever.

My tempo's arse was sagging somewhat worse than yours and just replacing the rear springs/struts ($120 total) brought me from 24 to 31mpg on the same, repeated 240 mile, 75mph round trip. Both mileage #'s are dismal mostly due to 3-speed ATX & the high speed being traveled.
Work From Home mod has saved more fuel than everything else put together.
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