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Old 04-01-2013, 08:32 PM   #83 (permalink)
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Grandpa's Caprice (retired) - '84 Chevrolet Caprice Classic
Last 3: 20.76 mpg (US)

Woody - '90 Mercury Grand Marquis Wagon LS
90 day: 14.13 mpg (US)

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Last 3: 12.94 mpg (US)

Mom's Car - '01 Chevrolet Impala Base
90 day: 21.86 mpg (US)

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(Edit: This reply was according to a ScanGauge II which read falsely high as I hadn't calibrated it properly at the time.)

I tried a few tests in Moony on some laps of I-80. I didn't use cruise control for the whole segment (It didn't come to mind until after the 65 MPH segment) and it's not the flattest part of I-80, But here's what I came up with counting traffic lights in turning around:

65 and higher MPH (Due to passing vehicles): 31.4
55 MPH: 36.4ish

I've seen over 40 MPG in this van on this portion of road before, One way, Though that wasn't while maintaining a speed of 55.

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