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Old 07-27-2012, 02:45 PM   #28 (permalink)
Do more with less
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Location: North Eastern Missouri
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OD - '05 Ford Econoline
90 day: 18.64 mpg (US)

Joetta - '86 Volkswagen Jetta Turbo Oil Burner
90 day: 49.71 mpg (US)

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I have been looking all over to find the cd of my econoline, thanks.
Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
The VW New Beetle and Ford Econoline van are both rated at Cd 0.38.
The Beetle has about half the frontal area as the Econoline and consequently,half the drag at any given speed up to around 250 mph.And it follows that the VW would require half the energy as the Ford to overcome air drag.
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