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Old 12-03-2012, 09:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Alan - '90 Mercury Grand Marquis Wagon LS
Last 3: 19.57 mpg (US)

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Last 3: 12.94 mpg (US)

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90 day: 21.14 mpg (US)

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Hi and thanks, Mackerel! Here are the positives about it:

It was free to my parents;
It has little rust for its age;
It's mostly been garage-kept;
It's in splendid mechanical order, Possible improvements to the design aside;
It has about 109,000 miles which is low for me.

I'm interested in modding it aerodynamically, For one thing. I don't drive it much and I thought perhaps I'd drive it more if I modified it, Plus it will last a little longer if I apply some of the modifications I have in mind to it. I thought of an undercover and a front air dam, Plus some wheel well skirts like seen on the Aerocivic.

I've tried hypermiling a bit already which has helped (I have a Scangauge II to practice with in other cars) Though I can adopt more hypermiling practices.

On another note, I thought of converting this car to run on alcohol though I haven't pursued that.

- Austin
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