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Old 05-27-2015, 09:16 AM   #10 (permalink)
MPGomatic
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We had a Pilot for many years. It was a faithful steed, but drank heavily at the pump. Always coasted well for me. Got rid of it with about 180K on the clock. The transmission needed attention.

To echo the crowd, you definitely want to add a real time fuel economy display. Cheapest route is an OBD dongle and a smartphone app. If you want to go plug 'n play, AutoMeter EcoMeter is a solid little gauge, more intuitive (but less data) than the alternatives.

I'd go with a quality tire in the OEM size. I've driven a lot of LRRs on test cars over the years. Continentals and Michelins are among the best. TireRack is running a closeout on Pirelli Scorpion Verde (I've never driven the SV, but have considered it for an Explorer project).
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