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Old 05-29-2010, 09:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Manitowoc WI
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Peanut - '96 Saturn SL
90 day: 37.27 mpg (US)
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2011 Ford Fiesta SFE (29 city / 40 hwy MPG US)

I have been doing reasonably well at a bit over 40 mpg in my 96 Saturn SL, but my wife does not drive a stick shift, and will not learn. So when I found out Ford's new Fiesta was offering the 6-speed dual dry clutch "automated manual" transmission at a projected 40 mpg I became very interested. I will also be ordering the Super Fuel Economy package, with the air blocks and belly pans. Nice to see Detroit finally start to offer some of the things that modders have been doing themselves. The dealer here is finally taking orders for it, so we're selling her Impala now and will be ordering her new Fiesta this week. We'll make a hypermiler out of my wife yet. ;-)

Manitowoc WI
1996 Saturn SL, 5-sp manual

2011 Fiesta SFE sedan, 6-sp dual dry clutch Powershift transmission
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