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Old 02-11-2012, 12:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Location: Canton, MI
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Casey - '11 Mazda 2 Touring
90 day: 46.49 mpg (US)
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This is killing me!

Ive been working at some new schools lately. The effect of the incredibly short distances and cold weather are doing a number on my mileage Im at 38mpg for this current tank right now and it's killing me!

Here is the schedule:
Morning: Cold engine - drive 5 miles in school traffic. Barely warm when I get to work
2 hours later - Engine cooled down again - drive 4 miles to next school ... almost warm again. Thankfully there is no traffic.
2 hours later - Engine cooled down again - drive 6 miles to next school ... damn trains!!!
2 hours later - Engine cold - drive home - oh hey, the engine is warm .... AAAAAND there is the driveway.

Could somebody please invent a block heater that runs off a battery? This is driving me nuts.


Last edited by Cassem; 02-11-2012 at 01:11 AM.. Reason: inherent racism
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