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Old 06-16-2015, 11:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
Mustang Dave
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Trigger - '07 Ford Mustang V6 Premium Coupe
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90 day: 32.51 mpg (US)

Big Red (retired) - '89 Ford F-250 4wd Custom
90 day: 18.13 mpg (US)

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Originally Posted by Fat Charlie View Post
My underpowered brick has only been under 50 mpg for one in the last seven tanks- and I did a lot of towing on that tankful. Still got 44 mpg, though.

You know, with regular old inefficient combustion and only two added parts- an UltraGauge and a sheet of plastic blocking the lower grille, held in place with a zip tie and some duct tape. High tech, huh?

You are what makes mileage. Bolt-ons and "upgrades" are useless if you are still going to drive inefficiently. Ditching an underpowered brick for something with more power or better aero is only going to turn your paper route into a money loser.
^What he said. Adjusting that "nut behind the steering wheel" is the most cost-effective way to get better fuel economy. Because it's free.
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The presence of traffic is the single most complicating factor of hypermiling. I know what I'm going to do, it's contending with whatever the hell all these other people are going to do that makes things hard.
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